John West, D.D.S., M.S.D.
Founder & Director of the Center For Endodontics
Center For Endodontics
University of WA; Boston University
Disclosures: DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties: Co-Inventor ProTaper, Wave One, Proglider & Calamus Systems
What do you value most in your endodontics? Predictability? Control? Positive patient experience? Enough referrals? Staff alignment? What is it for you?
Regardless of your answer to this question, many endodontic practices do not fully represent their values. Someone else or something else is running the show: referring dentists, patients, staff, the boss, cost-pressure increases, calcified canals, difficult retreatments, or some other factor. The “situation” and the solution can create challenges that leave you feeling lost or overwhelmed. You may even want to throw in the towel!
This presentation offers Three Critical Skills that I have used with success, and that I think will help you produce a better, more successful technical, professional and personal adventure. These Three Critical Skills provide a roadmap to guide you to experience what you value most on your endodontic journey. To paraphrase the exchange between Alice and the Cheshire cat in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: "If you don't know where you're going, any road'll take you there." Ready to hit the road to predictable outcomes?