Ortho Tips March 20, 2011
I get to see the world through a peephole.
The peephole I see through is my orthodontic practice. It is the only real perspective that I can count on that is not distorted by media or someone else’s opinion.
What I see is good.
I see kids who are intelligent and responsive. I see adults who want to improve their families and themselves.
I know that I see only a tiny part of people’s lives, but I find these glimpses to be encouraging. The kids that I see in my orthodontic chair are involved in their studies, hockey, dance, gymnastics, skating, ethnic studies and languages, and a multitude of other interests.
The adults are busy! Both moms and dads car-pool their families around in order to enrich their lives. Many of the adults are involved in their church, synagogue, mosque or temple as they pursue community events as participants or as leaders. These are people who really care.
Are my patients aware that I’m interested in what they do? I hope so. I listen to what they say and make notes in their orthodontic records of what’s going on in their lives so I’ll be sure to ask about it at their next appointment.
Props to all of you out there.
Have a great week.