At the end of a busy day of practice I joined my Seattle Study Club for a program on "Inflammation". The perspective wasn't just about looking for pocket depths and bleeding, but about how this effects our overall health. I am fired up for tomorrow to help my patients avoid both periodontal disease and the consequences of potential tooth loss, but also the
Eric Farmer DDS
After figuring out that I needed to promote myself and behave with intention around growing my practice and doing comprehensive dentistry my practice hit a state of growth and thriving success. It was a slow and steady process of adding 30 new patients a month and making sure we kept them. That growth resulted in a one doctor and four hygienist practice.
One of the best lessons I learned is that changing my practice and doing the types of cases I wanted to started with being willing to promote myself. It started as I said in my last journal with a patient who had her dentistry done at another office. I then got to see spectacular dental photography from Jason Olitsky. This skill allowed me to show patients
In my last curator journal I discussed the very early years and buying my dental practice. In this chapter I look at my first attempt to grow and change my practice and even debating stepping away from dentistry into another career. Ultimately it was a great assistant and a great patient that created the tipping point in my career after I learned that