Do’s and don’ts for work-life balance

Dr. Roger P. Levin.
Dr. Roger P. Levin.

The day to day can be all-consuming. When you’re at the practice, it’s go, go, go! See Ms. Smith in operatory No. 1, confer with the hygienist, treat Mr. Wilson in operatory No. 2, check with the assistant, swing by the front desk, prep Mrs. Jones’ crown in operatory No. 3, and so on. Some days, it’s hard to catch your breath. That’s why it’s so important for dentists to find time to renew, and that means getting away from the office.

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Take a vacation. It might sound crazy that I have to say this, but I’ve met too many dentists who haven’t had a vacation in years. To be at your best, you need to get away from your practice for a week or more at least once a year. When you come back, you’ll be reenergized and able to tackle challenges with renewed vigor.

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Don’t forget continuing education. Have you completed your CE requirements for the year? If you haven’t, now’s a good time to schedule your training. Off-site seminars represent not only an excellent source of education but also renewal.

Dr. Roger P. Levin is CEO of Levin Group, a leading practice management and marketing consulting firm. To contact him or to join the 40,000 dental professionals who receive his Practice Production Tip of the Day, visit or email [email protected].

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