For What Purpose

WHAT IS YOUR PURPOSE? At first, you'd think I was asking some deep metaphysical, why do we exist, consequence-to-the-world kind of question.  Rather than go there, let's simplify it to more about meaning or motivation for an action; but, not as simple as an end result, an aim or a clear vision of a goal.  […]

Do Your Patients Trust You?

   Susan Becolay (a fellow dental blogger) asked a question on LinkedIn the other day that had me thinking: "How would you characterize the transition that has occurred in the profession in the last 20 years? What has it gained? What has it lost? Where is it headed? How do you feel about it?"    Where […]


Early in my career when I was building my practice, I remember how important building a team was in the growth process. I understood that in order to build an efficient and effective team, expressing my vision for the practice was critically important.  Deciding on the rules for how we (as a team) would play […]

Oh…And Don’t Forget to CARE!

When people (like Judson) tell me, "I HATE DENTISTS", it makes me curious; there must be a good reason.  What concerned me was why Judson used those three words…. I went to one of my favorite restaurants to grab a bite to eat night before last and watch the start of the Texas Rangers wooping […]


David Ring was born DEAD for 18 minutes!    No oxygen to the brain for 18 minutes!    A miracle occurred ………..he lived! _____________________________________________________________ David Ring spoke on Saturday on the same stage as Zig Ziglar, Paul Martinelli, Paul B. Evans, David Frey and Joel Comm at Carrie Wilkerson’s Boss2010 event in Dallas.  I was […]

Because… “I Trust You”

"D” (not her real name, but will use to protect her identity) is a 13 year old girl that touched my heart and made me feel so blessed to be in a position to contribute to people’s health and well-being.  But this story has a much bigger message than just another dental appointment……. Read on […]