The Holistic Dentistry Story
I Have A Confession To Make!
In a recent survey of dentists across the country, 36% of dentists hate their
profession. That’s about 50,000 dentists who hate their job! Some of the comments included:
- “It's not what I thought it would be”.
- “The patients are a lot more demanding”.
- “The insurance reimbursement is not as good as it used to be”.
- “It’s not a nine to five job”.
- “I hate the continuing education requirements”.
I love my job and my profession! For those of you who know my story (and I have told this to many people), I came out of retirement to practice here in Durango, CO. I did it for several reasons. Although I was teaching on the east coast 1-2 weekends a month, going back to my old a practice in Chicago one week a month and writing scientific papers for my profession, "retirement " just wasn’t for me. I also saw that the Four Corners Area wanted and needed a dentist like me.
So I decided to set up a practice of dentistry the way I wanted it to be. The more I thought about it and planned it, the more excited I became. Then, it became a reality.
Living in Durango Makes Work More Like Vacation.
Yes, the hours can be long like 24/7/350. (24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 350 days a year). But I like those hours. Now you may think that I am a workaholic, but I do take time off for vacation, my wife, fun in the mountains, skiing, and my music.
But I contend that working here, in one of the most beautiful corners of the world, is like working and being on vacation at the same time!