Dr. Lincoln Harris

Dr. Lincoln Harris


Recent posts by Dr. Lincoln Harris

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I'm Afraid. All the time.

By Dr. Lincoln Harris on 03/03/2020 9:15:02 AM

Are you

A. Afraid to try a new procedure

B. Afraid to learn a new procedure

C. Afraid you might not be good enough if you did try

D. Afraid you might fail

E. All of the above?

Topics: Cases
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First understand yourself, then understand the Patient

By Dr. Lincoln Harris on 03/01/2020 1:24:21 PM

Sometimes, as we walk through a mossy, humid, unspoiled temperate rainforest, we can marvel at nature and it's perfection.

In those moments, it can be easy to think that preservation of nature from human development should be an absolute.

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Nihilist by mouth

By Dr. Lincoln Harris on 28/11/2019 12:39:59 PM

"Medical nihilism is the view that we should have little confidence in the effectiveness of medical interventions."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nihilism

When I graduated, I was well and truly versed that most dental problems were caused by dentists intervening.

Topics: Cases
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The Slow Consultation

By Dr. Lincoln Harris on 23/07/2019 2:27:34 PM

Speed. Efficiency. Systemisation.

I've tried them all. I've tried NLP. I've tried two choices:
  • I've tried the huge written plan with brochures.
  • I've tried the confident suggestion.
Topics: Treatment Planning Cases Rapid Efficient Treatment Planning
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Who are you treatment planning?

By Dr. Lincoln Harris on 23/05/2019 2:14:36 PM

The patient? Or yourself?

One of the most difficult parts of treatment planning is not understanding the patient. It is understanding yourself.

Each of us is a great soup of biases, influences and needs.

Topics: Cases
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How we CRASH #2- MENTAL Capacity.

By Dr. Lincoln Harris on 13/03/2019 12:08:50 PM

Women can multi task.

Men can't.

Actually, that is a myth. No one can multi-task. Not even fighter pilots.

Topics: Treatment Planning Cases Dentistry Dr Lincoln Harris R.I.P.E Rapid Efficient Treatment Planning Restoring Excellence
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How we CRASH #1 - Killer Fatigue

By Dr. Lincoln Harris on 22/02/2019 12:04:47 PM

Why do dentists make mistakes?

Why do you make mistakes?

Why do I make mistakes?

Topics: Treatment Planning Cases Dentistry Dr Lincoln Harris R.I.P.E Rapid Efficient Treatment Planning Restoring Excellence
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Golf dentistry - Compete against yourself

By Dr. Lincoln Harris on 10/02/2019 11:49:40 AM

I suppose there are a small number of people who play golf at an internationally competitive level.

However the vast majority of people play handicapped golf for fun.

No matter what level you are at, golf isn't really something you compete against others in.

Topics: Treatment Planning Cases Dentistry Dr Lincoln Harris R.I.P.E Rapid Efficient Treatment Planning Restoring Excellence
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You Failure - Do you feel not good enough?

By Dr. Lincoln Harris on 31/01/2019 11:17:56 AM

You see the outside of others.

You see the inside of yourself.

I've heard a few people say recently that they have felt like a failure at certain points in their life. Or just a failure.

Topics: Treatment Planning Cases R.I.P.E Rapid Efficient Treatment Planning
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Big Numbers. The Secret.

By Dr. Lincoln Harris on 10/01/2019 10:22:33 AM

We love big numbers. And big things. Big hotels. Big airports. Big projects.

We watch shows about them. About how they are built. About how they are run.

If I say, name an airport, the universal ones that come to mind are probably Dubai, Heathrow, LAX and other huge international hubs.

Topics: Treatment Planning Business Cases practice mentoring