Do's and don'ts for handling stress

By Dr. Roger P. Levin, contributing writer

November 16, 2020 -- Dentistry is a rewarding profession, but there are days when it can be quite stressful, especially now. If you aren't careful, it will simply wear you down. How you deal with the stress can make or break your practice.


Make a list of all problems and issues. Are you feeling overwhelmed? Instead of trying to handle everything at once, write all problems and issues down and tackle them one at a time.


Don't forget to delegate tasks. Solving a problem such as broken equipment could be as easy as instructing the front desk person or office manager to call the service representative and find out how soon someone can be there. Not every unexpected circumstance can be delegated, but your first thought should be to identify who in the practice is best suited to handle it and put it in their hands to solve.

Dr. Roger P. Levin is the CEO of Levin Group, a leading dental management consulting firm, and one of the most sought-after speakers in dentistry. Levin has authored 65 books and more than 4,000 articles on dental practice management and marketing. You can sign up for the Levin Group Tip of the Day.

The comments and observations expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the opinions of, nor should they be construed as an endorsement or admonishment of any particular idea, vendor, or organization.

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