Dental Resolutions for 1998
a) I will try to diversify my activities outside the clinic so I won’t have time to blame myself or curse my neighboring clinics of the low patient turnout.
b) I will read more on the basic sciences in dentistry and not merely rely on literature of new products.
c) I will always follow-up on my patients with comprehensive treatments (high rates) even if I know that a denture or a bridge is bound to fail. I will avoid these one-shot deals.
d) I will always share a tip or new knowledge with my fellow dentists as a means of improving dental standards.
e) I will check and talk with a fellow dentist before believing rumours and heresays he supposedly said against me.
f) I will always update my knowledge and skill by attending lectures and reading on dentistry.
g) Without being too frivolous, I will always try to provide the best dental service, use the most reliable materials, and treat my patients with sympathy and understanding.
h) I won’t scrimp on cheap materials just to save a few pesos.
i) I will refer to a specialist, cases I cannot treat properly.
j) I won’t deliver a denture or cement a crown to a patient, unless he has fully paid or signed post-dated checks.