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First understand yourself, then understand the Patient

By Dr. Lincoln Harris on Jan 3, 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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How we CRASH #2- MENTAL Capacity.

By Dr. Lincoln Harris on Mar 13, 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.

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How we CRASH #1 - Killer Fatigue

By Dr. Lincoln Harris on Feb 22, 2019 12:04:47 PM

Why do dentists make mistakes?

Why do you make mistakes?

Why do I make mistakes?

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Golf dentistry - Compete against yourself

By Dr. Lincoln Harris on Feb 10, 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.

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Professional Insurance - a review

By Dr. Lincoln Harris on Jul 28, 2016 1:12:48 PM

Since the advent of AHPRA, dentist complaints about advertising, patient complaints about weird stuff, and bus throwing under by other professionals have been on the rise.

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Steps - How to Action Big Goals

By Dr. Lincoln Harris on Jun 29, 2016 3:12:48 PM

"I know I have a lot to learn and I don't know where to start"

 

Yesterday, I was talking to a friend and asking her the effect of attending RETP. She said she was going much better with delivering treatment plans, but then made the above statement:

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Fees - An Emotional Business

By Dr. Lincoln Harris on Jun 10, 2016 9:19:53 AM

Like most things, our ability to have a good whinge about things is vastly amplified by the channels of social media.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whinge

It is easy to let this depression and anxiety get to us, and then it somewhat becomes self-fulfilling. Having accepted that dentistry is “over” and that patients want easy, cheap, fast, we can focus on providing that, which incidentally, then attracts the patients that want easy, cheap and fast.

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A Cycle of Confidence.

By Dr. Lincoln Harris on May 3, 2016 1:02:04 PM

When I graduated, my lecturers had me convinced that I was about to be unleashed with cutting edge knowledge.

I wouldn't be doing the radical caries free that could result in you getting a pulp exposure and thus failing your clinical. I would instead be doing the (far more technically difficult) indirect pulp cap, 

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The Environ-Dentalist

By Dr. Lincoln Harris on Mar 15, 2016 1:52:39 PM

How workplace environment impacts dentistry

There are many myths about quality dentistry. As in many conversations, it is our human nature to put inordinate amounts of effort into the least important aspects or any procedure.

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How insurance works. Or doesn’t work.

By Dr. Lincoln Harris on Mar 15, 2016 9:53:46 AM

Insurance is a promise

Every year, customers give insurance companies an amount of money in exchange for the peace of mind that if a certain event happens in the future, the insurance company will cover the cost of that event.

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