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Are You Invaluable, or Not Valuable?

August 1st, 2016

By Dr. Marynak | Blog

By Dr. Deborah Marynak

I recently spent some time with a colleague who asked me to lunch to discuss some problems she was having at work. As I listened to the description of her stressful workplace, I couldn’t help but think there were some very large problems in her corporate dental office setting.

She described [...]

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A Deep, Dark, Mysterious Hole

July 19th, 2016

By Dr. Marynak | Blog

By Dr. Deborah Marynak

I’m always looking for stories in dentistry that bring a smile to our face, make us think about the relationships we have with our patients and/or are just plain ridiculous! Today I bring you all three in a story shared by a friend and colleague that he just couldn’t resist sharing [...]

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Doctor and Nothing Less

July 6th, 2016

By Dr. Marynak | Blog

By Dr. Deborah Marynak

When I’m down and dirty in someone’s mouth and my back and neck are aching, I’m reminded of how difficult our work can be…and no one knows except us. Throughout the years, I’ve noticed that dentists are often considered ‘second class doctors.’

My former physician worked for a large medical [...]

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Have You Failed To Educate Your Patients?

June 24th, 2016

By Dr. Marynak | Blog

By Dr. Deborah Marynak

This has been on my mind off and on for so long, I decided I’d just put it out there. Has the Dental Profession done everything possible to educate patients in the prevention of disease? I don’t think so. I don’t recall receiving any coaching as a child, adolescent or teenager. [...]

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Patients Afford What They Want to Afford

June 9th, 2016

By Dr. Marynak | Blog

By Dr. Deborah Marynak

I remember a consultant telling me that patients will afford what they truly want to afford. In light of this knowledge, I began presenting treatment based on the questions we asked in our new intake form. The main question we relied on was “If we could give you whatever you want [...]

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Obstacles to Excellent Care

June 6th, 2016

By Dr. Marynak | Blog

By Dr. Deborah Marynak

I called several of my dental friends (Dentists, Hygienists and Assistants alike), asking them to name obstacles to providing excellent care. The list of Professionals I called work in private practice, corporate dentistry, Indian Healthcare, and government assisted programs. Eight Dental Professionals gave me the following list:

1. Filthy Mouths

I [...]

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By Dr. Deborah Marynak

I was hired by an office to help them streamline some of their systems that weren’t working well. This type of job requires me to hang around the office watching, listening, and observing the daily function of the office. During one of my days of observation, I was reminded of a [...]

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You Gotta Have Some Fun In Your Workday

May 26th, 2016

By Dr. Marynak | Blog

By Dr. Deborah Marynak

I have a question for you…do you have fun at work? I know we’re supposed to be all professional and everything, but I like to have fun at work. After all, we spend the greater part of our life at work, so if it makes us unhappy and there’s no laughter, [...]

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Is the Stress in Your Practice Killing You?

May 24th, 2016

By Dr. Marynak | Blog

By Dr. Deborah Marynak

You, The Dentist

After almost twenty years in private practice, I looked back on all I’d learned about the issues that caused stress in my practice that had nothing to do with the skill of performing Dentistry. It was all the things you didn’t learn in Dental School. I recall the [...]

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By Dr. Deborah Marynak

We’ve all has those days…you know the ones where we just want it to be over so we can all go home, go to bed and start over the next day. A Team member is out sick and now you’re short staffed. The schedule fell apart, so there goes production and [...]

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