Back to Blog Home

Not only is our profession one of compassion but dentists are widely known as community builders! Largely small business owners and sole proprietors, most recognize the importance of becoming community partners and accepting leadership roles as they build their practices and serve their patient families.

Years ago, my entrepreneurial father wisely advised me to always remember to give back to the community which supports you. Not only is that good advice, its just plain, good business! When dentists and team members become actively involved in their communities, those with whom they volunteer frequently become long-time friends, patients and practice builders!

As I think of the many activities in which I have participated in these past 37 years, I can think of none that were unsatisfying or a waste of time. In fact, I received far more in return than I gave! Oxymoronic? Need some ideas?

Try some of these:
Local civic club: Kiwanis, Rotary, Lions, Pilot, American Business Women, etc.

Church: Choir, Administrative Council, Finance Committee, Pastor/Parish Relations, etc.

Community: PTA, School Board, Chamber of Commerce, Hospital Authority, etc. National

Organizations: United Way, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, etc.

As professionals, we are often perceived to be leaders, and should take advantage of such opportunities. Truly, we are proven achievers and can offer much in service outside our practices. And, in doing so, we build a better place in which to live, practice and raise our families! Slam-dunk, triple-win! Go for it!!

 
“Give to the world the best you have, and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.”
-Mother Teresa

Featured Posts

These 7 exercises are perfect for dental professionals

The 7 Best Exercises for Dental Professionals

Posted July 15, 2019

Sitting hunched over patients’ mouths for several hours a day is extremely taxing on your body. Dental hygienists and dentists are prone to problems as a result of poor working posture, eye strain, and unnatural hand positioning. Regular exercise, however, can help you minimize those problems and enjoy benefits such as: Greater comfort while working […]

Read more

Dental Hygiene, the flexible, inflexible job.

Posted July 05, 2019

One of the great things about a career in dental hygiene is how flexible the job is. I have worked as little as two days a month when my kids were little. It was perfect. But for as flexible as the work days can be, once you commit to a day the flexibility ends. You […]

Read more
How technology is changing dental hygienist duties

Is New Dental Technology Changing Dental Hygienist Duties?

Posted July 04, 2019

Each year delivers more new dental technology that makes dentistry easier, faster, and more cost-effective than ever before. But like many other hygienists, this trend has you a bit concerned. You’re wondering how all the rapidly-developing technology will impact your dental hygienist duties.  Could new dental technology devalue the work you do or render your […]

Read more