Valuable Lessons You Learn as a Dentist

by | Mar 3, 2017

Lessons You Learn as a Dentist

When you’ve worked several years as a dentist, you might imagine that you eventually learn a thing or two. In fact, there are many lessons you learn as a dentist. Or someone in the dental industry for that matter. Some lessons are pretty much what you’d expect. Others might surprise you.

Regardless, the reality is that if you put a lot into your profession, you’ll get a lot out of it. The lessons you learn along the way will shape you. Instruct you. Guide you. The real-life lessons you learn practicing dentistry are more valuable than any schooling ever could be. As such, City Dental Centers’ doctors and staff learned a lot throughout their careers in the dental industry.

This is just a short compilation of some of the lessons learned over the years from both conducting procedures and working with patients in the dental industry.

Important Lessons You Learn When Practicing Dentistry

Education & Experience Are Irreplaceable in the Dental Industry

Just when you think you’ve learned it all, something new will creep up around the corner. This is where continuing your education and having the desire to learn more and try new things is very important. All dentists are required to have a minimum level of education for their degree. Still, professional dentists who are best able to handle a dental crisis are constantly seeking new education.

Know When to Move On

Knowing when to let go and/or move on is important in this business. It isn’t just about knowing if you can hack it or not. It’s often about knowing how to hack it, or how to make your dental practice stand out from the rest. This is one of the most important lessons you’ll learn as it can save you a lot of time, anguish, and hardship.

The reality is that you can let another practice that is succeeding in doing something wrong get to you, or you can find a way to do the right thing even better and your patients will love you for it. If you hold on to the negative, you’ll miss the positive. This is why it’s important to always think creatively and optimistically.

Be Creative

One of the lessons you learn is to always be creative. Plenty of dental practices are doing it the cookie-cutter way. Let them. Be unique and stand out. Find ways to make your patients happier. Save them money where you can. Get them excited about visiting the dentist. Plan events to bring in new patients. Get involved in your local community. Donate your time and skills to charities you care about. There are lots of ways you can change the world as a dentist. Don’t look to other dentists to figure out how. Carve your own path and make it happen!

You Need to Care About Your Patients

It’s not just about the money. If it is, you cannot be effective as a dentist and this is one of the most important lessons you learn along the way. You have to care about your patients or you won’t make it through the tough times.

Patients will always know the difference. At City Dental Centers, and our newly opened City Dental Kids & Braces, we make it a priority to treat our patients, young and old, like family. We frequently get compliments on this unique approach to dentistry, hearing that the way we treat our patients is unlike anything they are used to experiencing.

There’s a difference between asking someone how their day is going and actually caring how their day is going. At our dental practices, we always care about our patients.

City Dental Centers is Here for YOU!

City Dental Centers and City Dental Kids & Braces are happy to be celebrating another year of taking care of our patients and treating them like family. We look forward to continuing to serve you and our communities both locally and abroad. There’s always more you can learn as a dentist, and we look forward to continuing to better serve you in the months to come!

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Convenient Dentist Offices in Southern California

Doctor Sam Shahovesi and the team at City Dental Centers are here to provide our patients with the best dental services and dental surgeries for children and adults of all ages. City Dental Centers offers six convenient dentist offices in Southern California. We even have a dedicated children’s dentist office, City Dental Kids & Braces, to cater to the special physical and emotional needs of children.

Whether you need checkups, x-rays, braces, bonding, teeth whitening, sealants, oral cancer screenings, root canals, crowns, bridges, implants, or tooth extraction, City Dental Centers is here to make the process as easy and comfortable as possible.

Contact The Nearest Dentist to You

Ready to experience the best dentists in Los Angeles? Choose one of the convenient dental offices we have surrounding LA. We have dental practices in AzusaCoronaLake ForestMontclairPico Rivera, and West Covina. You can call our main line at (888) 624-8933 or contact an office directly with the information below. We’re so happy you’ve chosen City Dental Centers. We can’t wait to help you along your dental journey and brighten your beautiful smile!

Dentist in Azusa, CA

Location: 483 S. Citrus Ave. Azusa, CA 91702
Phone: (626) 966-3400

Dentist in Corona, CA

Location: 161 McKinley St. STE 102, Corona, CA 92879
Phone: (951) 737-3746

Dentist in Lake Forest, CA

Location: 24602 Raymond Way #210, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Phone: (949) 461-5800

Dentist in Montclair, CA

Location: 5182 Moreno St, Montclair, CA 91763
Phone: (909) 295-3477

Dentist in Pico Rivera, CA

Location: 9400 Whittier Blvd, Pico Rivera, CA 90660
Phone: (562) 949-2526

Dentist in West Covina, CA

Location: 154 Plaza Dr, West Covina, CA 91790
Phone: (626) 962-1722