Dentistry is changing whether you like it or not. This is a good thing.
The dental industry has moved away from the caricature of a pain-inflicting dentist portrayed by Steve Martin in the comedy horror musical Little Shop of Horrors and into the role of a disease-prevention specialist.
Most people stick with what’s safe, what they know, what’s been done for the last 30 years. But outside your comfort zone is where the excitement happens. Oral systemic health is your ticket to the new era of dentistry. I want you to take a little trip right now:
You’re 90 years old and rocking on your front porch looking back on what you’ve done. Are you reveling in the glory of a full life, glad you stepped out of your comfort zone? Or do you regret all the things that might have been if only you’d taken the risk?
If you spend your present stuck in your comfort zone, you’ll create a future where “what if I…” and “I should have…”will gnaw at your sanity.
You don’t want to miss this opportunity to be a leader in dentistry as disease-prevention specialists. The medical field isn’t trained to address oral health issues, but you are. Don’t get left behind. Step up and lead the charge.
What excites you about the new opportunities in dentistry? Let me know! Share your thoughts below.