Rising from the chair after performing your final dental procedure of the day, you pause, letting the discomfort in your back settle before walking out. Your neck aches and your shoulders droop, and you realize it’s only Tuesday. It’s time to ask yourself how to improve your posture in the dental clinic.
Leadership in dentistry includes being able to make difficult decisions and effectively communicating those choices to all team members. As a leader, how would you react to the following four common dilemmas?
Patients are the most important part of your practice. According to a review published by BioMed Central Oral Health, patient-centric care may lead to higher patient satisfaction, more positive treatment outcomes and better overall health.
Sometimes the pace of a dental appointment feels like you are moving at the speed of light. After a health history review, X-rays and cleaning, a dentist’s individual time with a patient can be limited. We must be ready to use the valuable moments we have for patient empowerment and education.
As dental professionals, we are at an increased risk for developing carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) due to our repetitive motions and the demands on our hands. CTS is a serious diagnosis for dental professionals, given how precise their hands must be to treat their patients. Read about how to prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS).
Inspirational Leadership© point 4 – Influence Others: Colgate recently worked with Alex Selwood, an inspiring personal development facilitator and coach, to develop a model on how leadership skills can be applied in the dental office.
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The Fit 4 Prevention Mindset: 1) Maintaining Teeth for Life – A shared goal for patients and dental professionals. “We are treating patients, not teeth!” Patients love positive motivation, as much as they hate the drill! Keep the following principles top of mind, to get permanently Fit 4 Prevention.
Ah yes… Autumn… the time of year when the leaves start to fall, the nights draw in, and the air has a decidedly chilly feel to it. However, for many dental practices, it’s a month where schedules start to thin-out and practice owners are quietly concerned.
Erica Prados-Delgado Aguilera is a fourth year dental student at the University of Barcelona in Spain. In this article she discusses the choices, questions, challenges and concerns, which dental students face as they near the end of their undergraduate studies.