WHICH WAY

No I can’t see the future - but  - I can look back on experience  One of the great things about getting old is what you can share with those on the journey I can’t stop anyone making mistakes and in a way I don’t want to The learning from these experiences is what gives us wisdom However, preventable errors are another thing entirely - AND - I wish I’d…

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WHY DO DENTISTS RETIRE LATE

I first retired at 68, couldn’t really afford to, but it had to come sometime and everything was aching. I lasted approximately 10 weeks before I started to go stir crazy and poor!  So I went back, part time, to plan and work on a real exit strategy. I’m not the only one,  I have a colleague who recently, at the age of 68 has just set up a practice. …

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WHERE DO YOU SIT ON THE AGE SPECTRUM

No don’t give us the ‘It’s just a number’- We’ve been around too long for that The fact is you hit FORTY AND TIME FLIES - Mixed with the discovery of your OWN MORTALITY You may start to feel a mild sense of urgency - A sense that increases over the years And unless the time is valued it is quickly lost and you look back in wonder Wonder what…

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GLOBAL BUSINESS – GLOBAL IMPACT – GLOBAL REACH

As you go into Christmas — What are you plans for next year I’m expanding my global presence — And I’m EXCITED It’s amazing when you really recognise the power of Global, International business Especially when it can all be done from your devices Now I’m the guy who never thought computers would catch on  When I was doing my ‘A’ levels in sciences at Medway Tech we had to…

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DENTAL DOWNLOAD

When my Dad retired I asked him a simple question “Dad what did you do in your career that you could share with other doctors?” I had this idea that he could find other medical retirees and write a book ‘Tips and tricks they didn’t teach you in medical school’ — The book didn’t get written Now I’ve retired from clinical dentistry — I ask myself the same question ‘What…

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HARD TIMES GREAT TIMES

Recently I read an article written by  an industry leader.  It touched me so deeply that I had to share just a part of it with you. I don’t know where you are or what you are doing, I don’t know whether this message resonates with you or just passes you by.  What I do know is that this is a time unlike any other in our lifetime, it is…

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STRESS, DISTRESS AND THE CRY FOR MORE

Treat the symptoms or find the cause Actually it’s a combination of both Having spent the last 40 years treating Stress of dental origin and I don’t mean fear of the dentist ( Unless it’s due to a significant life event — More on that in person! ) I have come to realise that often all we do is treat symptoms This isn’t a bad thing, get rid of headaches,…

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WELCOME

The central theme of my work both clinically and academically has been the study and treatment of stress from a dental perspective. While treatment was aimed very much at structural integrity and its impact on the system, I also  looked at stress from other viewpoints and found ways of benefiting my patients either through my own work or by referral. Running through the work on this blog you will notice…

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SPECIAL PEOPLE

  I know you’re out there, I’ve met you, I’ve listened to you, I’ve spoken to you You are the ones who care, I mean really care Often wear your heart on your sleeve Want the best for everyone even to your own hurt Would give the shirt off your back if it would help someone out Yet in all this goodness you miss out, you get rolled over, used …

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OVER IT

Too tired of the job, too young to retire I have discovered that this can happen at any age It’s also known as burnout — Being strong for too long— Nothing left in the tank The only apparent answer — QUIT But  It doesn’t have to end here — Old ways are changing — Careers were for life Now just a period of time — Education not wasted but transferrable…

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