2012 is a great year to be a dentist! Those of you that know me know that I am an optimist. For me the glass is not half full, but it is completely full, overflowing the brim. This perspective serves me well. It might work for you too. While optimism is my general outlook on life, there are specific reasons why I am bullish on dentistry.
Here are 5 reasons why I am bullish on dentistry:
New technology makes dentistry fun! Manufacturers are constantly coming up with new technology to improve the delivery of dental care. For example, Ultradent recently created a cordless version of their Valo curing light. If you haven’t seen this, check it out: http://www.valo-led.com/Pages/default.aspx.
New materials are awesome! New and improved dental materials allow you to provide stronger and more natural looking restorations. For example, DenMat recently introduced One-Hour Cerinate Permanent Veneers that allow you to provide beautiful aesthetic restorations in one visit at a very attractive price point. Here is a link: http://www.denmat.com/Cerinate_One-Hour_Permanent_Veneers.
Good people are looking for jobs There has never been a better time to attract quality new team members. There are terrific people that would love to be part of your team. I recently posted a Craig’s List ad for a client and had an abundance of quality applicants.
Aging population that values health Demographers report that we have an aging baby boom population. Today people expect to live long, healthy lives. And they want to look good and eat anything they like. As seen on the cover of Cosmopolitan Magazine, 60 is the new 40.
You have the opportunity to change lives One of the coolest aspects of dentistry is that each and every day you are presented the opportunity to change lives. It could be something dramatic, like a beautiful, aesthetic smile or it could be kind words to a patient in need of consoling. Few professions provide the opportunity to do meaningful work every day.
I hope that you can see that 2012 really is a fantastic year to be a dentist. These are the good old days. Keep smiling!