Life is about more than teeth, even for dentists!
I have been a general dental practitioner for 29 years- how could I say such a thing?
Dentists are leaders, of families, teams and in their community. We are a complex mix of caring healthcare professional, and business person. We are marketeers, teachers, managers, therapists, parents, children, accountants and HR professionals, all rolled into one PPE wearing, smiling package.
My 3 science A-levels and clinical degree did not set me up for success in all aspects of my dental career. Owning and running a dental practice can be time consuming and exhausting as well as physically and financially draining. Clinical dentistry today is (as our American friends might say) HARD Y’ALL!
If setting up and owning a dental practice is hard emotionally, selling it can be even harder. The feelings associated with this monumental decision can rise up in ways that no-one warns you about. I know, they did for me too.
Wherever you are in your dental career, events can challenge you or totally blindside you. Issues with relationships, time, work-life balance or expectations of yourself or others can feel like a mountain to climb.
A Dental Mentor can support you through challenging times, helping you work out where you want to go, plan your route, suggest tools that might make the climb feel easier, or signpost you to other help along your journey.
GDC issues can mean you need some additional support, challenge mentoring for dentists in difficulty will help you reflect on what happened, and insight into why it happened, and help with your ongoing learning so it doesn’t happen again.
Working with me won’t solve all your problems. But I will be your cheerleader, your listening ear and will do my utmost to help you hack your way through the bushes to get the view from the Mountain top you seek. Because you deserve the life you want, not just a white smile.
My website provides more info on my coach/ mentor services here www.karensuttondentist.com/services