Dentistry has some very distinct occupational hazards. In a recent survey, it was reported that 87% of Dentists surveyed reported debilitating eyestrain, 75% reported carpal tunnel symptoms, and 50% reported back, neck and shoulder pains. Sadly many of these occupational hazards lead to long-term health issues for Dental Professionals that left unresolved can lead to a forced early retirement.
This is a very important Thriving Dentist Show interview because it features two very dear friends who have committed their lives to helping Dental Professionals enjoy a long, healthy career. Michael Couch DDS and Janet Couch, Occupational Therapist bring a unique skill set combined with over 40 years of experience helping Dental Professionals practice in an efficient and healthy manner. In this interview we discuss the specific occupational hazard of practicing dentistry, the importance of the 3 C’c of Clarity, Comfort and Co-Discovery, and the foundational fact that Seeing Better = Better Dentistry. The interview concludes with a sneak peak of some coming technology that is likely to become standard piece of equipment in all dental practices.
As a dental practice coach, Gary provides guidance for dental professionals on how to create a healthier practice style that lets them deliver excellent patient care while reducing depending on insurance.
More importantly, Gary’s insights are not just based on theory – as a co-owner of a dental practice, he has first-hand experience in making this transformation from a high-volume and low-fee insurance model to a fee-for-service approach that is more sustainable and promotes a patient-centric and financially healthy dental practice, and he is dedicated to sharing this knowledge with other dental practitioners via the popular Thriving Dentist Show!