Dentaltown April 2013 - (Page 68)

marketing feature by Tom Hopkins Here’s the best way I’ve ever found to pull top performance out of yourself and others. It’s an extremely simple method. Not easy, but simple. First, hang copies of these 12 words where you'll see them at work, in your car and at your home: I must do the most productive thing possible at every given moment. Now comes the important part: Dedicate yourself to living that declaration. It doesn’t help to look at those words once in a while and think, “I like what it says. I can do that.” You forget about doing it as soon as the next thought strikes you. If you really want to achieve greatness in your practice, with your staff and in your personal life, start living by those dozen words now. If you are reading this article when there’s something else more productive you could or should be doing, stop reading. 68 APRIL 2013 » Go do it and then come back to this article. However, if now is the time you’ve dedicated to gathering new perspectives and new knowledge from this issue of Dentaltown because you know it will help you be more proficient and productive, keep reading. Living from a commitment of productivity requires only four steps. But let’s get one thing clear at this point: doing the most productive thing possible means just that – the most productive thing. Not making work. Not looking busy. Not getting by. Not killing time. It means doing the most productive thing possible at every given moment, no matter how distasteful, challenging or worrisome the thing might be. This often means tying into a knotty problem, facing up to an unpleasant task or heading into a likely rejection. It

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Dentaltown April 2013 Highlights
Howard Speaks: What Winners Do and Losers Don’t
Professional Courtesy: Three Cheers for IT
Continuing Education Update
Dentaltown Research: Lasers
“Funny Feeling” on Lower Right Jaw
Missing Laterals, Bonded Maryland Bridges, Ribbond or Something Else?
Corporate Profile: Henry Schein
New Products
Office Visit: A Giant in Dentistry
Do-it-Yourself Finance, Part V: Insurance
Two Techniques to Make a Bite Record for a Full-arch Case
Team Strength: What Drives Your Team to Do More?
Living by the Golden Dozen
Diagnosing Aesthetic Disharmonies
Cosmetic Case Presentation
Using Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill to Easily and Predictably Place Direct Posterior Restorations
Continuing Education: Utilizing Laser Procedures for Restorative Access
Product Profile: Imaging Sciences International’s i-CAT FLX
In This Issue: Preparing for the Future
Perio Reports
Ad Index
Profile in Oral Health: The RDH’s Approach to Periodontal Therapy: Past, Present and Future
Perio Maintenance
Dentally Incorrect
Dentaltown Special Supplement
Product Profile: Zimmer Dental
Full Lower – Converted to Immediate Load
Immediate Placement #19 and 20 with BSB
American Academy of Implant Dentistry 62nd Annual Meeting Preview
Raising Your Denture Patient to a Higher Standard
Back to the Future – Extractions and Small Diameter Implants for Overdentures
Continuing Education: Top Implantology Breakthroughs for the GP: Part 2

Dentaltown April 2013