How Differences Can Come Together Under the Dentist’s Leadership

For nearly a decade, I have believed in the power of “Together We Rise.”

That’s why it has been the mantra of IgniteDDS when it was first created, and IgniteDA when it came along later.

But what does that really mean? How can we really work together?

In an era where we have perhaps never been more divided as a society, how can we make sure we’re on the same page in the dental practice as a group every day?

I have made it happen in my dental practice, and I believe you can as well. It takes things like a mission statement and clear directions from the dentist, to start. And I will talk about that and more in the video below.

Also, I want to make sure you have a link to the learning opportunities I mentioned in the video.

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David Rice

David Rice

Founder of the nation’s largest student and new-dentist community, igniteDDS, David R. Rice, DDS, travels the world speaking, writing, and connecting today’s top young dentists with tomorrow’s most successful dental practices. He is the editorial director of DentistryIQ and leads a team-centered restorative and implant practice in East Amherst, New York. With 27 years of practice in the books, Dr. Rice is trained at the Pankey Institute, the Dawson Academy, Spear Education, and most prolifically at the school of hard knocks.