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The money!

money Jan 15, 2020

 

When I start to talk about treating with a minimally invasive approach, colleagues always ask; "Can you make money on doing less?"

Well - actually I can. And so can you!
The key here is, what does it mean TO DO LESS?
Its not about not treating - its about treating in another way. 

The most expensive solutions for treating teeth are not the most healthy ones!
Do you agree?
Do you want a full crown on one of your teeth?

I don´t. 
I would go for a crown-lay and preserve all the cervical tooth structure. Because I know it will be easier to maintain. 

What Im trying to say is;  When we decide what treatment we offer the patient, we too place the tooth somewhere in the circle of death of teeth!

More treatment on a tooth means higher risk of complications and eventually the loss of the tooth. Will you make good money on patients with no teeth? Probably not. It wont be all of them who can afford implants etc... And you might even not make implants. Then...

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Planning 2020

the big picture Dec 25, 2019

What are your goals in 2020?

 

All goals are important.

They are the ones that defines where you´re heading and what you strive to be and do. They can keep you on track in life, hold you accountable and help you reach your desired outcome. 

We are talking goals in your personal and private life. In your economy and in your health. Who and how you want to live your life? 

It takes time to dig deep in your mind and ask yourself what you truly want in your life.

Some things are easier to find a way to get fx, a new car, or a better bed. But what about a better health, more self confidence, a new job, a better relationship, more time with your kids, less debt, more income?

You are 100% responsible for your own life and for the energy, engagement and interest you put into it and into your surroundings. Whether it comes to your family, your workplace, your personal life and so on. 

YOU ONLY HAVE ONE LIFE IN ONE TIME AND YOU WILL ONLY BE ONE PERSON.

Take it...

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Reached your goals for 2019?

the big picture Dec 17, 2019

 

I never believed in new years resolutions.

You know - "I want to lose 20 pounds before my summer holiday!"   

You get all set up - join the gym, get really active for 1-2 months - and then your everyday habits sets in - BOM. 

You´re back to normal. Feeling even worse. 

I do how ever believe in setting a direction for yourself - both personally and professionally. And for the last 5 years I have been doing it more and more every year.  I only wish I had started much earlier.

 

Setting an intentional direction creates huge value in all departments of your life. 

And when I talk about all departments I mean;

  1. In your health
  2. In your love life
  3. In your family life
  4. In your economy
  5. In your business/worklife
  6. In your social life
  7. you name it....

 

It´s all about taking leadership in you life. 

If you don´t - you get sloppy with yourself - don´t do that.

You have this one precious life - honor it and...

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What is Success in dentistry?

the big picture! Sep 16, 2019

 

Have you ever thought about that?

What actually defines success in dentistry?

I know its not exactly an easy question to answer. I consider a lot of things succesfull in my everyday work and you sure feel the same. 

Anyway I posed myself these questions?

  1. Is it the actual treatments? Whether its crowns, implants, endos, composites etc.
  2. Is it the challenges in building up when everything is broken down?
  3. Is it making a difference - whatever that means?
  4. Is it handling diseases?
  5. Is it preventing diseases?
  6. Is it the money? The thing we are world wide known for - being expensive and rich. 

We definitely have different opinions, values and passions.
My answer will differ from yours but I think Im right about it being a cocktail of reasons, when we feel successful. 

 

The other day I watched a YT video. It was posted back in 2015 - but still - is extremely relevant. About the challenge we face with a healthcare industry that mainly treats...

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Space Captain. Get those leaf guages!

occlusion Sep 02, 2019

 

Want to be "Captain in the universe of occlusal space"?

But only feel like a general dentist?
I have some million dollars advice for you....

You can become the Captain in charge, if you dig into occlusion and get your head around it. 
And I´m here to make it simple. 

I used to be so confused about occlusion.
It almost seamed as if our professors and teachers made things so complex that I doubt they even knew themselves what they taught.
At conferences a lot of colleagues tells me they are overwhelmed and fatigued before even getting started on the topic. 

I totally understand. 
I know the feeling. I´ve been there. 
The feeling of being almost parallized not knowing where to start or end. 

So how am I going to make it easier for the ones of you, that want to learn about occlusion?

Well. Occlusion is not that complex, I promise you - at least not for the majority of our patients.

The ones that are a problem - you just dont treat!...

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