Firstly, it is critical to realize that different dentists are different. Most people do not realize this and find a dentist based solely on convenience, a dentist near me. This is a HUGE mistake.
It is human nature to be different. Just like in any other field ( medical doctor, lawyer, accountant, investment advisor, plumber, electrician, hockey player, baseball player…) most are average, some are below average, some are above average and a few are in the extremes: the best dentist or the worst dentist.
Secondly, it is helpful to realize that most people think they find the dentist, but in fact the dentist finds them! How does this illusion of choice occur? For example, a person hears or sees an advertisement or a sign for a dental office and ends up “choosing” that dental office. This is not choosing, the dentist chose you!
Be smart about your choices! Make the best choices. Choices that will benefit YOU!
Let’s face it no matter if you hate, don’t like, like or love going to the dentist there are always better things that you could be spending your time and money on, like a vacation!
Investing a little bit of time in finding a dentist will save you TIME and MONEY:
- you will avoid unnecessary dental work: LESS IS BETTER!
- the dental work will last longer
- you will experience less problems during and after treatment
Focus your dentist search on finding information that actually makes a difference in the care you receive. Ignore all the advertisements!
The best dentist for you is INTERNALLY FOCUSED: dedicated to clinical excellence and focuses on knowledge and skill. As opposed to “the business dentist” who is EXTERNALLY FOCUSED making everything appear great on the outside.
“Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.”- Samuel Johnson
Finding the best dentist for you is no different than finding any other person providing a service for you like a teacher, a medical doctor, a lawyer, an accountant, investment advisor, a nurse, a plumber…
Be smart about your choices and always begin your search with these 2 questions:
Put in another way, it is the “invisible” qualities of a person that matter most:
What is in their heart?
What is in their mind?
Of course! That's why we have the good old saying: "IT'S WHAT'S INSIDE THAT COUNTS"
As Sir Thomas Overbury put it "BEAUTY IS ONLY SKIN DEEP"; "external attractiveness has no relation to goodness or essential quality." And, yet we daily make decisions based on superficial appearances!
Be smart about your choices: look past the visible and into the invisible to make the best choices.
The more of an impact that a particular service or product has on you the more time you should devote to your research. For example, spend more time choosing your dentist than your phone!
Everyone believes that they are pretty good at judging other people and yet more than 50% of marriages end up in divorce.
In the best interest of your health and well-being,