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In a Spirit of Caring
Helping you develop exceptional Doctor-Patient-Client-Team Relationships

What does it take to practice dentistry at a high, fulfilling, rewarding level? You need to be a Triathlon Dentist (tm) - outstanding in 3 areas: people skills, technical skills and business skills - with a spirit of caring.

In a Spirit of Caring (tm) provides the resources to help you develop exceptional people skills. These skills are crucial if you want to differentiate your dental practice in the rapidly changing dental landscape.

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The Role of Spirit in Dentistry.The Role of Spirit in Dentistry.
Lynn D Carlisle, DDS
What about the role of spirit in the practice of dentistry? When this question is asked, a series of metaphysical questions occurs like - "What is it that gives life to this body? What gives animation, the life force to a person? Where does meaning come from? Why does a person want to be well? What are feelings for? Where does curiosity start? What creates love?" Why is a caring doctor-patient relationship so important in a client's healing? . . . keep reading >>

The Dental Growth Hierarchy - philosophy and psychology applied to dentistry.The Dental Growth Hierarchy - philosophy and psychology applied to dentistry.
Lynn Carlisle, DDS, January 15, 2016
In Part V of the "Deja Vu all over again'- the oral-systemic connection and the preventive dentistry movement", I introduced the concept of "The Dental Growth Hierarchy". In this groundbreaking (for dentistry) article, I expand on my thinking on why most dentists are pragmatists instead of philosophers. . . . keep reading >>

Should you set yearly goals for your dental practice and life?Should you set yearly goals for your dental practice and life?
Lynn Carlisle, DDS
From the ISOC archives. Should you set yearly goals for your dental practice and life? Yes, but don't get totally invested in them. Setting goals gives meaning and direction to your life. It is very important for a business person to do this. But setting goals doesn't guarantee you will achieve all of them. . . . keep reading >>

Best of In a Spirit Of Caring in 2015Best of In a Spirit Of Caring in 2015
Lynn Carlisle, DDS
2015 was a year of transition for ISOC. The transition was from individual articles to major works such as the publication of my book Motivational Interviewing in Dentistry, the Deja Vu series on the preventive dentistry movement and the oral-systemic connection, the development of the Primer e-book series, and Rich Green's "Learning about Learning" series. . . . keep reading >>

The Future of Dentistry in the U.S. - the demographics.The Future of Dentistry in the U.S. - the demographics.
December 4, 2015
Dental Economics has been running a series of articles in 2015 on "The Future of Dentistry" by Eric Solomon, DDS, MA. Solomon is a professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Baylor College of Dentistry. The article is for the U.S. Market. They are worthwhile and necessary reading as you plan your future in dentistry. . . . keep reading >>

14th year for In a Spirit of Caring and the "Wayback Machine"14th year for In a Spirit of Caring and the "Wayback Machine"
Lynn Carlisle, DDS
In a Spirit of Caring is starting its 14th year this November 2015. ISOC was one of the early websites in dentistry. Its launch was 3 years after the first Beta version of Google. (See below). So the In a Spirit of Caring website is old by internet standards. Here are some iterations of the In a Spirit of Caring website (now with over 600 articles) via "The Wayback Machine" starting on November 24, 2002: . . . keep reading >>


The Dental Growth Hierarchy - philosophy and psychology applied to dentistry.
Lynn Carlisle, DDS, January 15, 2016
The Dental Growth Hierarchy - philosophy and psychology applied to dentistry. In Part V of the "Deja Vu all over again'- the oral-systemic connection and the preventive dentistry movement", I introduced the concept of "The Dental Growth Hierarchy". In this groundbreaking (for dentistry) article, I expand on my thinking on why most dentists are pragmatists instead of philosophers. . . . keep reading >>

Should you set yearly goals for your dental practice and life?
Lynn Carlisle, DDS
Should you set yearly goals for your dental practice and life? From the ISOC archives. Should you set yearly goals for your dental practice and life? Yes, but don't get totally invested in them. Setting goals gives meaning and direction to your life. It is very important for a business person to do this. But setting goals doesn't guarantee you will achieve all of them. . . . keep reading >>

Best of In a Spirit Of Caring in 2015
Lynn Carlisle, DDS
Best of In a Spirit Of Caring in 2015 2015 was a year of transition for ISOC. The transition was from individual articles to major works such as the publication of my book Motivational Interviewing in Dentistry, the Deja Vu series on the preventive dentistry movement and the oral-systemic connection, the development of the Primer e-book series, and Rich Green's "Learning about Learning" series. . . . keep reading >>

Excellent WP article on listening
The Washington Post has posted an article by Suzanne Allard Levingston on the importance of listening in the doctor/patient relationship: http://www.s . . . keep reading >>

The Future of Dentistry in the U.S. - the demographics.
December 4, 2015
The Future of Dentistry in the U.S. - the demographics. Dental Economics has been running a series of articles in 2015 on "The Future of Dentistry" by Eric Solomon, DDS, MA. Solomon is a professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Baylor College of Dentistry. The article is for the U.S. Market. They are worthwhile and necessary reading as you plan your future in dentistry. . . . keep reading >>

14th year for In a Spirit of Caring and the "Wayback Machine"
Lynn Carlisle, DDS
14th year for In a Spirit of Caring and the "Wayback Machine" In a Spirit of Caring is starting its 14th year this November 2015. ISOC was one of the early websites in dentistry. Its launch was 3 years after the first Beta version of Google. (See below). So the In a Spirit of Caring website is old by internet standards. Here are some iterations of the In a Spirit of Caring website (now with over 600 articles) via "The Wayback Machine" starting on November 24, 2002: . . . keep reading >>

Looking for a good book on philosophy and psychology?
Lynn Carlisle, DDS
Looking for a good book on philosophy and psychology? An in-depth listing of books on philosophy and psychology to help you increase your understanding about the human dimensions of dentistry. All books listed are available at www.amazon.com except those with an * asterisk. Updated in 2016. . . . keep reading >>

Looking for a good book? Updated in 2015.
Lynn Carlisle, DDS
Looking for a good book? Updated in 2015. An in-depth listing of books on business, practice management, philosophy and psychology to help you increase your understanding about the people part of dentistry. All books listed are available at www.amazon.com except those with an * asterisk. Updated in 2015. . . . keep reading >>

L.D. Pankey's "Little Corner Library" and a "Blabbermouth" review
Lynn Carlisle, DDS
L.D. Pankey's "Little Corner Library" and a "Blabbermouth" review One of L.D. Pankey's many contributions to dentistry was his idea of "The Little Corner Library". He recommended that dentists have a small library in the consultation area and/or treatment room with relevant books (like Pete Dawson's book on occlusion and Susan Maples' new book "Blabbermouth") for the general public, marked with tabs and underlined to illustrate the condition or points you want to make. . . . keep reading >>

400,000 year old calculus, 14,000 year old dental work and other "Odds and Ends"
Lynn Carlisle, DDS
400,000 year old calculus, 14,000 year old dental work and other "Odds and Ends" >Odds and ends from the ISOC Discussion Forum. Occasionally, I add articles to the ISOC Discussion Forum that don't make it as articles. Visit the Discussion Forum for more of these "odds and ends" Here are some of those posts: Amazing! Researchers have found calculus on 400,000-year-old teeth: . . . keep reading >>

What makes a good dental small business leader?
Lynn D Carlisle, DDS
What makes a good dental small business leader? Here are my 12 hallmarks of a good small business leader (a dental practice is a small business). They are based on my 55 years of being a life-long student, dentist and leader in my dental practice and various organizations. They also come from years of studying research on what makes a good leader. . . . keep reading >>

Deja Vu series on the o-s connection and preventive movement is now available for $1.00
From: Lynn Carlisle
Deja Vu series on the o-s connection and preventive movement is now available for $1.00 Limited time offer for all dental professionals at the members price of $1.00. I have had excellent early reviews of my new ISOC series on the oral-systemic connection. The o-s connection is a current vital topic in dentistry, so I am making the "Deja Vu all over again'- the oral-systemic connection and the preventive dentistry movement" series available for a limited time only to all dental professionals at the members price of $1.00. . . . keep reading >>

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