Quotes & Notes:

  • “You can get all you want in life when you can give others what they want or when you can show others how they can get what they want.”  – Zig Ziglar.Dr. Chris Bowman's Bold Biography - Relentless Dentist Podcasts
  • What are all the other dentist doing?  Therefore I should be doing something different.
  • Give everyone the opportunity to say yes or no to your best care.
  • Patients aren’t going to just know what we can do for them.  Who else is going to tell them?
  • As far as my most influential person, I would have to lean on my father.
  • Being interested in how things tick led me into a background into psychology.
  • Being able to experience different parts of the world and different parts of the country probably gave me a bit of perspective that things aren’t just the way they are where I am.
  • From the process of getting my tooth restored and root-canal treated and crowned and post and core and all that stuff, I said “You know what?  This dentistry thing looks pretty cool.”
  • I was really lucky to fall into a job that was really entrepreneurial based, and I didn’t know at the time that I was really entrepreneurial minded.
  • Most people leave dental school with the belief that if you are a good clinical dentist, you will be a successful dentist.
  • You never know how a patient is going to be.  Just because they are wealthy doesn’t mean they care about their smile.  Just because they are a single mom doesn’t mean they aren’t willing to afford it.
  • I had to work really hard at developing the general dentistry part of my practice after I had already started marketing the cosmetic side of my practice.
  • Whatever niches attract you as a dentist, those are the things that you should layer in overtime to build some breadth and some diversity while still being unique.
  • Nobody is going to do anything about anything unless they are uncomfortable with the way it is.
  • I want to make sure I don’t waste my potential.
  • My biggest fear is looking back and saying, you know what, I wasn’t able to make a difference where I wanted to make a difference.
  • Don’t be afraid to fail.  If you are not failing then you are not trying.
  • Go nationally.  The only way you can rub elbows with other peers that are doing the opposite is to find them, and they are not going to be all in your area.
  • Go to other non-dental events.
  • The enemy of great is good.
  • You are not going to be able to get it perfect.
  • Breaking through barriers means breaking through barriers.
  • Dr. Chris Bowman suggests all dentist read Good To Great by Jim Collins, and Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Dr. Robert Cialdini.
  • You can reach Dr. Chris Bowman at chris@dentalinsiders.com.
  • His re-engineered website will be going up in a few months:  dentalinsiders.com.

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