Dear Colleague — THE RATIOS DON’T WORK

I was doing the maths the other day and the ratios don’t add up. It would appear that there are approximately 1100 patients per dentist. That doesn’t sound so bad except the research goes on to say that only 50% of these people will visit dentist.  You’ve worked hard for your degree and I’m sure you did this in the belief that you would be well compensated for your efforts.…

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THE RATIOS ARE WRONG

The ratio of professionals to clients is on the decline. More people qualifying, less retiring and the population relatively static. Doesn’t bode well for the young, enthusiastic, talented professional determined to excel.  You’ve spent 3,4,5 or more years studying and now you’re faced with the prospect of dwindling numbers, greater competition, burgeoning costs and consumers chasing a deal.  Just at a time when you’ve decided to place all your eggs…

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THE JUGGLER AND THE PHYSICIAN

— 𝑺𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝑷𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒂𝒓𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝑾𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒔 — ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We tend to think of health as not being sick. Doing enough to be able to walk the dog, run for the bus or bend down to tie up a shoe lace. Many of us spending time between sick not sick, rather than well, not well! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To strive for wellness rather than sickness requires that we dig a little deeper. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Varying…

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ENTHUSIASTICALLY CHEERS!

The end of another year brings with it reflections of the past and  possibilities for a future, encapsulated in new years resolutions. Did you achieve all that you set out to do? Was it a year filled with Enthusiasm and Hope or a year when nothing really happened, resolutions dormant and forgotten on an old scrap of paper? Earl Nightingale is quoted as having said: “ The happiest, most interesting…

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WHAT WOULD IT TAKE…

What would it take to say I Can — rather than I Can’t? “I Can’t” is actually — SELF PITY — Feeling sorry for myself?  Somehow I need to find the strength to say I CAN, even when times are tough.  Where does the “I CAN ” — Come from?  It comes from the belief in opportunity and the desire that we had when we were young. When nothing seemed…

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For The Sake of Our Children

It seems to me that as we try and solve one problem we create another. I had a tutor years ago and he would start every seminar with — “ What I am telling you now I may not agree with five years from now!”  Of course I hoped he was joking as I was truly invested in the program and what I wanted to achieve for my patients. Everyone…

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Long in the Tooth

One of the great things about having parents, is that you can watch what they do, learn by their mistakes and then, either choose to repeat them or go in a different direction. Well dentistry can be like this too. We can learn from our elders, choose to repeat their mistakes or adopt their successes. Along the way, we realise that dental school equips us for the job but can’t…

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No Eye Has Seen, No Ear Has Heard

  Today I read a facebook post about a seven year old boy with Migraines. He had been treated with propranolol for 3 months and was now totally disinterested in food, also the migraines hadn’t improved. This bothered me enough to write this short post. According to the Migraine Trust: “There is no actual test to diagnose migraine. Diagnosis will depend upon your doctor taking your medical history and ruling…

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8 BABIES A DAY BORN WITH CHD – – CAN DENTISTRY HELP?

I was shocked to see in the press, that eight babies are born a day with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD). Childhood heart disease, otherwise known as CHD or congenital heart disease, remains one of the most misunderstood and misrepresented health related issues in Australia. Basically we don’t really know what is causing it. With this having been said, there is research that points towards a potential causal relationship. Research on…

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A Balanced Approach

What can I tell you about my approach to health and the links between general wellbeing and dental health? It is interesting to think that for so long we have separated the mouth from the rest of the body without fully realising its impact on the rest of the system. Told to keep our teeth clean, reduce sugar intake to prevent tooth decay we have essentially ignored the links between,…

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