Can You STILL Be Happy in Private Practice?

Can You STILL Be Happy in Private Practice?

It is always interesting to observe how perspectives change from one generation to the next.  While consulting with a dentist in Ottawa approximately 10 years ago, a 4th-year dental student dropped by. An ambitious person, she was already exploring the…

 It’s SUMMERTIME! This is Why We Cross-train!

It’s SUMMERTIME! This is Why We Cross-train!

Just to be clear, the link between cross-training and summer has nothing to do with peak fitness so we look great in our summer wardrobe! Well…it could be about that. But not in an article for a dental publication. Instead, this is…

 Economic Challenges Ahead

Economic Challenges Ahead

It seems like it has been forever since we could turn on the news and see anything remotely positive. All we have heard about for the last couple of years has been the pandemic, supply shortages, skyrocketing home prices, Russia…

 Education Needs to be a Team Effort!

Education Needs to be a Team Effort!

It is an interesting contradiction to talk to dental students about the importance of learning about the business side of dentistry. The response I receive to offering training on management, human resources, marketing and financial planning is that they are…

 Are You Ready to be Creative?

Are You Ready to be Creative?

I was recently asked by a dentist to look into my crystal ball and tell them what I see for the future of dentistry. We know that when one is trying to predict the future, one must be prepared to…

 Do You Really Want to Wing It?

Do You Really Want to Wing It?

We know the world is showing signs of re-opening and that is a time for cautious optimism. Cautious because it seems we have been down this path before only to have a new variant push us back. But optimism may…

 Do You Really Want to Give Up on Hygiene?

Do You Really Want to Give Up on Hygiene?

We know the pandemic has had a profound impact on the dental profession. Hygiene, in particular, has been hit hard, with a number of hygienists seeing it as a sign to change careers. The resulting labour market has seen dentists…

 Having a Vision DOES Matter!

Having a Vision DOES Matter!

Welcome to December and my final blog for 2021! It has been a great honour to share some of my thoughts with you again this year and I look forward to continuing to do so in 2022! My most recent…

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