Dr. Rajan Seth- Dr. Seth moved from England to Cincinnati to become an American student and did a degree in Finance at the Ohio State University. He did a GPR and started a practice in Delaware, Ohio. He fell asleep at the wheel on the way home from work, and the accident made him shift his perspective about what he wanted out of life. He decided to pick up and start fresh in Arizona.
He suggests that we look from an encompassing perspective rather than a single focus. He looked at the things he wanted out of life, the lifestyle he enjoyed, and benefits for licensure and taxes. He discovered that his why was implant dentistry. We need to change the perspective that dentistry is a race to the bottom. The fear of what is on the other side is what keeps us in fear of action. Be a part of your own growth and awareness of yourself. The 3 P’s are physical, personal, and professional. He went to a Tony Robbins event and realized that he had a lot more work to do on personal growth.
Spending so much money to improve our practice is great, but why should we invest in ourselves. We all have 24 hours in a day, but we are living and dying on a constant continuum.
What qualities do you look for in team members? Basic confidence, being on time, being reliable, passionate, not necessarily knowledge of dentistry. He hires based on personality and would hire someone with no dental experience unless we don’t have the training systems in place. If the pace of the environment work for on the job training is acceptable that is fine, but expecting someone to rain someone while they also do their own job is poor leadership. Bringing your team for CE helps everyone to grow.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help from knowledgeable mentors, the execute the plan. Start with an easy case and plan the time. Dry runs with your team are an excellent way to build confidence. Be real, authentic and live for yourself, not for your family or peers.
Dr. Seth will be at the Dental Implant MBA event the first weekend in October.