“The Pleasures of writing correspond exactly to the pleasures of reading.” ~ Vladimir Nabokov
I recently had the pleasure – and privilege – of writing the “Smile Message” to readers of the latest issue of Smile Dental Journal, entitled “From Good to Great!“.
The message is about the importance of incorporating new and proven digital technology into 21st Century dental practices, especially in Orthodontics.
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What Do We Mean By A Checklist?
As per the definition of Hales et al; A checklist is an organized tool that outlines criteria of consideration for a particular process. It functions as a support resource by delineating and categorizing items as a list—a format that simplifies conceptualization and recall of information.
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“A £5,000 professional DSLR doesn’t turn you into an award-winning photographer. It just turns you into the owner of a £5,000 professional DLSR.”
In this blog post, I would like to highlight what I believe to be an important issue related to some clinical dental photography courses and workshops that I have come across during my years of practicing, researching and writing the previous two editions of my clinical photography eBooks as well as presenting lectures and my own hands-on photography courses for both specialists and general practitioners alike.
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“We can’t impose our will on a system. We can listen to what the system tells us, and discover how its properties and our values can work together to bring forth something much better than could ever be produced by our will alone.”
― Donella H. Meadows, Thinking in Systems: A Primer
We all want to maximize practice efficiency, simplify management and allow for more time to focus on what’s really important. In that regard, the importance of creating well-defined systems in our orthodontic practices cannot be over-emphasized.
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