The Positive Power of Conflict
published in Dental Economics
Running a successful dental practice is about more than being a great dentist, but what does a successful dental practice actually look like to you? Is it a practice that is thriving financially? One with satisfied patients who actually look forward to maintaining their oral health in partnership with you and your team? Where your team (including you) is cohesive, productive, and happy to come to work every day? These are not mutually exclusive concepts—in fact, a truly successful practice relies on these interdependent components being equally healthy.
Dr. Bethany on the Thriving Dentist Podcast
News Flash: Dentistry is a stressful profession! You know that Gary is ‘Bullish’ on the the dental profession, but he feels it is also important to recognize that dentistry can be very stressful. To help dental professionals reduce stress in their lives and achieve a better life balance, Gary interviewed his friend Dr. Bethany Piziks Gareiss. Dr. Bethany is a Dentist, a Life Coach and a Certified Equine Gestalt Coach. In this important interview, Gary and Bethany discuss; The incident of stress in the dental profession, what causes Dentists and Team Members to experience stress, how equine workshops can help you reduce stress and gain better balance, how horses recognize your heart and your spirit, why it is SO important to be ‘present’ with your patients and how horses can help you master the art and science of being present, and a host of other techniques to help you gain a better balance in your life. You will LOVE Dr. Bethany’s honesty in sharing her experiences and her passion for helping her colleagues.
Dr. Bethany in Progressive Dentist Magazine – Spring 2016
On a ranch in Colorado over a chilly October weekend, six dental professionals gathered for a unique coaching retreat — working with horses. They were curious to see what a herd of horses could possibly have to offer.
After introductions, we got straight to it: “Take a minute to remember… who were you before you joined this profession?”
Dr. Bethany in DentistryIQ — Dentists and horses: A strategic partnership that can make a huge difference in your stressful life. February 2016
The Dentist’s Dilemma
Dentists entered a healing profession that demands high standards of technical expertise, for which we spent years training. Then we discovered that training wasn’t enough to be successful. We also must be team leaders, business managers, marketers, counsellors, debt collectors, and much more. As a result, even though many of us are exceptional clinicians, technologists, surgeons, and more, we struggle with the business of being exceptional practice managers.
There are many reasons for this. Some are skills-based and other reasons are more fundamental, such as typology or personality type, habitual group dynamics learned from as far back as childhood, or a lack of emotional intelligence. These can be the result of overly focusing on skills and academics, or because stress and burnout force us to disconnect emotionally from our patients and practice in order to survive.
Dr. Bethany on the Dentistry Uncensored podcast
Ready to learn more?
Dr. Bethany was recently featured on the podcast Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran. Listen as Bethany talks about her background, her personal struggle and how she helps those in the dental profession. Click the picture or follow this link to the Podcast page.