Several months ago, one of my blogging buddies asked me to write a guest post for her blog, Bizzytoothmommy. Since I love her blog so much, I immediately said yes. Then guess what I proceeded to do?
Yep, that’s right. I can be a huge procrastinator, especially when under pressure to deliver. I was frozen, but after a little prodding from her, and a little brainstorming, I finally pulled the trigger. So pop on over to her blog and read my post, will ya? And while you’re there, check her stuff out too. She sure does have a knack for writing. She can take any topic (even the dental ones) and make it relatable.
Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda
Have your patients ever asked you this during a dental appointment:
Why did you decide to be a dentist?
I know that I’ve gotten this question from patients more times than I can remember. I often sensed they asked it out of sheer curiosity, unsure about how anyone could do this job. Other times, I thought they were fascinated by a woman taking on this type of career.
Regardless of their intentions, every time I faced that question a snarky little voice started talking in my head. “I don’t know!” the voice would cry out in a sarcastic tone, questioning that very thing myself. Occasionally I jokingly blurted it out, and the patient and I would have a good laugh together. Continue reading…