One of the hardest things in our profession is finding a proportional work-life balance. Especially being a new dentist, that may mean having to work 6 days a week or longer than “ideal” hours. We want you to know, you’re not alone! The practice of dentistry is an ongoing journey and every patient experience is an opportunity to learn and grow. Over time, you will learn to fine tune your skill set and hone in on what you truly love to do. The hard work will start to pay off and you will find yourself having more free time for hobbies and other interests, like reading! A question that gets asked in many social channels are recommendations for books to read that emphasizes leadership, business and professional development. Here are our 2019 top picks for you: “Purple Cow: Transform your Business by Being Remarkable”, “Start with Why”, “The Energy Bus”, and “The Checklist Manifesto”. Like Mr. Miyagi in the Karate Kid said “First learn to stand, then learn to fly. Nature rule Daniel son, not mine.” Reading books gives you wings so you can begin to soar into our profession!
Emily Conley DDS & Rebecca Scott DDS
CADS New Dentist Committee Chairs