I want your help.
I am writing a new book for young dentists. The book’s theme is creating a long , successful and rewarding life in dentistry.
For some this may be self-evident. It depends on what stage of career you are in.
For others it is very difficult. And you don’t have to be a dentist to appreciate the question I am about to ask. The question actually raises more questions as to where we are today in terms of health care, the economy and our work.
I am biased on the side of long, healthy, happy careers—maybe what used to be called The American Dream.
So here is my premise:
I am producing a remake of the classic Dustin Hoffman film, The Graduate. The scene at the pool where Mr. McGuire tells young Ben, “One word, plastics.” It’s a classic line.
Now remember, the movie first came out in 1969…times were much different then…and in my movie Ben just graduated from dental school. (If you are a physician…make believe he’s graduating from medical school).
You don’t have to be a health professional to answer…it’s more about our culture.
Here’s where I need your help—
What one piece of advice would you give young Ben as he entered into the workforce, as a dentist in 2014. By the way—dental school left him with $375,000 in debt.
Be brief—and one caveat —you can’t advise him to stay away from Mrs. Robinson.
Don’t go there!
Leave your comments below—if they are good I will include them in the book and give you credit.