Never stop learning… no matter what your career!

| March 10, 2009

As you know I am very interesting in constantly learning and improving as a dentist. Even after practicing dentistry for 30 years, continuing education energizes and motivates me to continuing loving what I do for a living.

I find myself taking course work the interests me and that I feel will benefit my patients by making dental procedure easier, faster, and that will cause less discomfort and anxiety for the patient.

I spent 3 days last week in Advanced Cardiac Life Support which helps safeguard our patients lives.  The class was 21 hours spread over the 3 days and it was intense hands on training.  This training is a requirement for the advanced sedation techniques that we use in our office but it’s also just good information to know as a healthcare professional.  It teaches us how to competently handle medical emergencies in the dental office.

My first comment to a young doctor is never stop learning.  Stop learning and you stop growing.  And really, when you think about it, it applies to anyone, regardless of what they do for a living.