Having fun at work is not only possible but probable. I don't mean throwing a party or bringing in lunch. Are you having fun when you are practicing dentistry, performing procedures and being with patients? What "Fun" looks like is different for each of us based on our personalities and preferences. Whatever that look like for you, I think of it as
Chris Catalano DDS
I wanted to share a system we use in my office I call "New Patient Monitor". It is a way once a month that I can review the new patients that came in and where they stand. For me it is a good reflective analysis so that I can get better at what I do. Who Referred them Treatment Recommended Who Accepted Treatment Who Is Scheduled
Have you ever seen "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"? If so you remember that the father of the bride used Windex to clean everything. In my world I use Chlorhexidine prep scrub, specifically Consepsis from Ultradent, to clean every prep. If you are looking for better impressions or better bonding, this is a key step in the process.
A few years ago I heard Dr. Brene' Brown At the AACD meeting in Seattle. Her book Daring Greatly is about the paradoxes of courage, and how to be strong we have to embrace our vulnerability. This can be so difficult for dentists who seem to carry a similar personality trait of striving for perfect. Perfectionism can be a key to success, but it can also be