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WHY I HATE BEING A DENTIST

The Magic Cure

The Magic Cure

“solve world hunger… tell no-one!” One of my favourite lines from the Grinch. And very true to heart when I get patients who think that we, as dentists have found the cure and ability to reverse decay, but we won’t tell anyone in some big group attempt to preserve our...

Christine

Christine

Every Christine I have ever met, I hated. It’s funny cause one of my best friend’s name is Christina but it’s totally different. Her name ends in an A and the others all end in E. Don’t be offended if this is your name. It really has nothing to do with the name...

I got Hermione’s Magic Wand

I got Hermione’s Magic Wand

It seems that my patients expect me to now predict the future. Ok, let me explain. When I took my daughter to Universal Studios last year, I bought myself Hermione’s magic wand. You might have some obvious questions here like:why Hermione? What’s a 50 year old doing...

How to Turn This Around

How to Turn This Around

The most difficult thing to do when you are sinking, when you are struggling, when you are literally drowning in fear, is to take accountability of how you yourself have contributed to where you are right now. No matter what you do, the first thing I always tell...

Day 4 of Week 31

Day 4 of Week 31

OMG is it almost over? I have put payroll on my credit card cause we didn’t bill enough this week, suppliers are up my ass, and this day just fell apart. WTF do I do? Do all dentists know what that feels like? And what about this: do patients get it? NO! They all...

Day 3 of Week 31

Day 3 of Week 31

I think you get where this week is going. To shit. Day 3 of week 31 is day 3 of hell week. And the worst part is I have no idea when we will turn around. I call it “week 31” but let’s face it, this can go on for months. The first patient of my day was late. Like 20...

Week 31

Week 31

Have you ever had a week where everything fell apart, tons of openings in your schedule, you already put half of your payroll on what’s left over on your last credit card advance, and you had no idea where you next mortgage payment was going to come from? I call that...

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