View from the Chairside: Nosce Te Ipsum, Know Your Limitations
Once again, I had the pleasure to work with and host Dr. Paul Belzycki, dental surgeon from Toronto. He continues his series of mentorship posts, presenting valuable clinical expertise gathered over four decades in private dental practice.
As usual we are very grateful and thankful for his valuable contribution and continued support.
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Until next time!
Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager
Dr. Belzycki’s Thoughts
Nosce Te Ipsum…Socrates plea to the youth of his time…Know Thy Self. He claimed the un-examined life is not worth living. Another interpretation might be conduct yourself throughout life, so that there is something worthy to reflect on.
Now in the latter stages of my career, I have been acting as a mentor for the CDA Oasis Project and this activity has motivated me to reflect on my life as a dentist. I should like to inform this audience that my reflecting has proved most satisfying. I continue to practice full-time with enthusiasm and commitment to excellence. I attempt to infuse my presentations with those guiding sentiments.
However, let me assure all that I have an ego and this exercise does tickle that ego. There are times when ego gets the better of us and we begin to suffer delusions of grandeur. This erroneous self-image is all too easy to acquire in dentistry when one is at the “Top of the Food Chain” in the artificial environment of Dental practice. For this post, let us redefine the Socratic Dictum of Nosce Te Ipsum as Know Thy Limitations. Dentistry can be very humbling when things go “sideways”.
Oasis Moment (0.49″)
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