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COVID-19 Supporting Your Practice

Take Your Time – Look and Reflect on Treatment

If nothing else, the COVID-19 lockdown has given us all pause for thought. An opportunity to review and reflect on our daily practice. One dentist who has taken this opportunity to heart is Dr. Sam Hickman, a Prosthodontist from Ottawa. In this short conversation with Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks CDA, Dr. Hickman explains how he has been using this time to go back and reflect on the quality of his work and to develop his skills to the best of his ability.

Dr. Hickman stresses the value of a close one-on-one relationship with the lab technician - of building trust and taking the time to understand where they are at in their process.

“It’s about getting more feedback on your work and taking the time to reflect, as opposed to looking for a corner to cut that will save you a few seconds. Deciding to take the longer path that will help your skillset.”

We hope you find the conversation useful. We welcome your thoughts, questions and/or suggestions about this post and other topics. Leave a comment in the box below or send us your feedback by email.

Until next time!
CDA Oasis Team

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