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Obtaining an Ideal Work-Life Balance as a Dentist

Dentistry consistently ranks within the top ten overall jobs in US News and World Report’s Best Jobs yearly report. Dentists are well-compensated, averaging $155,600 a year across the US. Dentists can have a fairly predictable and sometimes flexible schedule, but chronic stress can creep its way into this profession just as easily as it can in other jobs. Here are a few tips for dentists looking to feel more balanced and less stressed.

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The Either/Or Rule

Early in my career with The Dawson Academy I attended Pete’s course, “How To Put Your Practice In The Top 10%”.  During his presentation Pete showed a picture of his family on an Easter Sunday morning when his youngest was still an infant. Although 20 years had passed since that day, he told us that it seemed like the picture was taken just yesterday, and then gave sage advice about the choices that we make. 

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