Do you take enough holiday days? Do you even track how many days off you take per year? Prior to my recent move to Pinhoe my honest answer to both of those questions would be “No”. Being self employed and with a family to support it is easy to fall into the habit of allowing months to slip by and not take enough proper downtime, especially if you are like me and try to minimise the number of patients you rearrange unnecessarily. I don’t think I have taken an uninterrupted 2 weeks off since starting as an associate 7 years ago!
It’s always nice to hear patients being complementary about my work or manner or the practice as a whole. Yesterday I had a lady really genuinely enthusing that I was the best dentist she had ever found. It really made my morning.
All I did was a checkup but I guess the key is that I did a “proper checkup”, which for me means:
I am honoured to have been mentioned as a useful source for the creation of this guide on sugar, it’s problems and the pros and cons of some possible alternatives.
The author Dr Simon Oldfield has been qualified for less than a year but is clearly massively dedicated to making a big impact on both the dental and overall health of a lot of people. I think he will go far. Please support him by visiting his site, absorbing the excellent information and sharing it with those you care about so that they can benefit too.
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