One of the most common things that we hear is when things do not go well, in other words if a restoration fractures, many dentists are not sure why it fractured in the first place. And sometimes, a situation like that can decrease your confidence because you are trying to find an outlet as to why this could have happened.
Understanding the concept of complete dentistry will allow you to really focus in on those situations, specifically.
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One of the things that we recommend is to be dedicated to the process. And what that simply means is follow through with everything that we teach you, specifically the checklist. That whole process itself is very repetitive. And one of the things that I have learned for myself is familiarity breeds content.
If you keep repeating the process over and over again, it becomes second nature. That in itself will increase your confidence.
There is nothing more important than a patient listening to your recommendations and feeling very confident in your ability. By following what we teach, you will certainly gain that self-confidence that you need and be more of an authority in recommending what you think is best for your patient.
That leads me to the second part of this conversation is the attitude, your mindset, and your humility of doing what is best for your patient. Dr. Dawson always has preached the principle, would you do it on yourself? If you have that attitude to begin with, you will never go wrong. And you will always think about what is best for you patient.
Those are some of the things that I would recommend as far as increasing your confidence.