Quotes & Notes:

  • There has never been a better time to be a dentist.The Bold Biography of Dr. Bruce Baird - RD Podcasts
  • Prosperity is a prerequisite for clinical excellence.
  • Probably one of the best things that anyone ever told me was when my counselor my freshman year said, I made a B in freshman botany, and said, “well there goes your chances of getting into dental school. Oh yea there are thousands of people with 4.0s.”  Well, I buckled down from then on.
  • My grandfather was a dentist. In fact, he was Babe Ruth’s dentist.
  • My dad, you know if you have ever seen the movie The Great Santini, and so everything was my way or the highway, which was very influential as a kid.
  • I realized from an early age that I don’t know everything, and so I went around and tried to find people who were where I wanted to go.
  • In dental school they taught us how everything has to be done perfect. Well then I learn communication skills. I would identify the things that I didn’t like about my prep.  As the instructor came in, I would say “Well, I don’t really like this wall or that wall,” and they would go “Oh that’s not that bad,” where as if I wouldn’t have said anything they would have grilled me.
  • I just knew there were easier ways of doing things, and I have done that my whole career.
  • For me after a couple of years dentistry wasn’t the kind of thing I thought it would be.
  • I’ve worked the next 30 years trying to figure out the model practice, and like I say, there are no perfect practices, its just a constant improvement.
  • January 1st, of the next year [after my partner had left], we actually produced ten percent more than when both of us were there.
  • Being productive is not about speed.  Its about communication.
  • I love going to work and I love coming home.
  • There is so much more to marketing than advertising.
  • We are very saturated but it hasn’t affected our business because of marketing.
  • I knew the only way out of those types of things is to buckle up and for me to just work harder.
  • You don’t have slow months, you have months that you just aren’t into it.
  • I wouldn’t be where I am today if I hadn’t had multiple moments of failure.
  • Failure is just the opportunity to learn.
  • The older I get the more I appreciate all the things I’ve gone through to get me to where I am.
  • Things I can’t control, those are the things that I am most scared of.
  • As long as I can believe I can do it, we can figure out a way to do it.
  • Don’t waste time worrying about what others will think.  Take great care of your patients and the rest will take care of itself.
  • I want to learn from others and share what I have learned
  • Live your life out of abundance, not out of scarcity.
  • There is nothing wrong with feeling good while doing good.

Important Links:

Dr. Bruce Baird recommends Uncommon by Tony Dungy.
You can contact Dr. Baird at bruce@productivedentist.com.
You can also find him at The Productive Dentist Academy and Comprehensive Finance.

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