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In observing thousands of patient exams and case presentations, I’ve come across the singular, biggest obstacle dentists have with case acceptance; they assume. They assume patients only want to focus on one thing or they assume patients want to focus on everything. They assume patients don’t have time or they assume patients can spend the…

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Holiday Stress

The holiday season is upon us and so too comes our visions of sipping hot chocolate in front of a blazing fireplace while listening to the yuletide crooning of Bing Crosby dreaming of a white Christmas. But just as quickly as those visions appear they vanish; overridden by the enormous stressors we impose on ourselves,…

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Understanding Stress

[audio-clammr mp3=”https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/podcastmp3/passionate+dentist_understanding.mp3″]In this episode we discuss: –  Catching up from last time we spoke – S.M.a.R.T – Stress Management and Resiliency Training – seminars and coaching – Dealing with and understanding stress in the workplace   What is S.M.a.R.T? Stress Management and Resiliency Training.  This is really a common term within my industry where it…

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Crazy Patients

You don’t like to work with patients that don’t pay bills. You tell your front desk not to schedule patients that are shopping around. Patients with piss-poor attitudes should be dismissed rather than treated, and when someone doubts or corrects your recommended treatment it totally stresses you out. At the end of the day when…

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“I dread going into my office. There’s no fun in it and people are there just to collect a paycheck.” This quote from a doc sounds like most other practitioners I talk with every day. Work has turned into a daily grind, which adds to the pressure, stress and thoughts of doubt that you made…

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I was a guest on the the Relentless Dentist podcast where we discussed the very real and emergent topic of Dental Stress Reduction. In Episode 1 of this three-part series, we discuss the facts about about Stress in Dentistry. Listen to Episode 1:  Stress in Dentistry-The Facts [audio-clammr mp3=”https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/podcastmp3/Episode_Jennifer_Butler_1.mp3″]Be sure to subscribe to the Relentless…

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I was a guest on the the Relentless Dentist podcast where we discussed the very real and emergent topic of stress in dentistry. In Episode 2 of this three-part series on Dental Stress Reduction,  we discuss the facts about about What is Stressing Dentists. Listen to Episode 2:  What is Stressing Dentists? [audio-clammr mp3=”https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/podcastmp3/Episode_Jennifer_Butler_2.mp3″]Be sure…

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I was a guest on the the Relentless Dentist podcast where we discussed the very real and emergent topic of stress in dentistry. In the last episode of this three-part series on Dental Stress Reduction, we learn the Top Coping Methods for Stress Listen to Episode 3:  Top Coping Methods for Stress [audio-clammr mp3=”https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/podcastmp3/Episode_Jennifer_Butler_3.mp3″]Be sure…

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Words reduce stress When talking about stress management, I don’t offer magic beans, magic pills, or magic wands. If you follow any of my writings, you know I’m not about the superficial Band-Aids and coping methods that make our lives and situations seem better for the moment. It’s about finding long-term, permanent solutions that build…

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