The virtue of laziness

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Dr Mark HassedSo many dentist arrive early at the office, work hard all day (including through their lunch break) and then stay back after work finishing off paperwork. It all seems so very hard. If you choose to be a “lazy” dentist then it doesn’t have to be that way.

A “lazy” dentist works on systems and delegation of tasks in the office. A “lazy” dentist only does things they are mandated by law to do and trains their team to do the rest. In that way a “lazy” dentist can be highly productive while at the same time not working hard at all.

Imagine if you were “lazy”. All you would do would be diagnosis and treatment. Nothing else.

Take a look at one of your typical work days and see how many things you now do that you don’t have to do. How many things you could train your bright and motivated team to do. Then start training and delegating.

It will make your life much easier.

3 thoughts on “The virtue of laziness

    davidmoffet said:
    October 21, 2014 at 10:16 am

    I see dentists mixing their own alginate, or loading their own trays…I see dentists mixing their own cement and loading their crowns…it’s ludicrous. The same goes with paperwork and bookwork. Sure there needs to be some checks and balances for security, but there also needs to be a “letting go”!

    Great post Mark!

    drharrymarget said:
    October 21, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Dear MARK !~~

    Brilliant ! brilliant ! briiliant !

    stephen blatchford said:
    November 6, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    i guess i’m not a lazy dentist as i’m reading this email…….but enjoy reading them al the same

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