Dr. Barry Polansky share with us his 40+ years or knowledge in dentistry and wisdom from the days he drove a New York City taxi cab to the current position as visiting faculty at the Pankey Institute and his final passion of being an Author. He shares with us about the two books he has written: “The Art of The Examination” and “The Art of Case Presentation” and a sneak peek at his third book that he is currently writing. The interview is inspiring, motivating and could be life changing.
His Favorite Quotes:
“Create your own future or someone else will” by Jack Welsh
“I wouldn’t give a fig for simplicity on this side of complexity, but I would give my right arm for simplicity on the other side of complexity” by Oliver Wendell Holmes
The more you understand behavior the more you realize the power of these words. Including the chemical basis for “trust”
What he does for the profession of dentistry:
Dr Polanksy is an author sharing his knowledge through books: “The Art of the Examination“: book published over ten years ago and promoted by Dr. Pete Dawson about collecting data and recording information in a patient centered manner.
New Book “The Art of Case Presentation” about the expression of the information and how to relate the information back to the patient.
Story of someone who went through a difficult time:
A dentist friend in Brazil who was having serious trouble with the state of dental education and not being able to apply it to his patients in the real world. Dr. Polansky explains which books he read (other than his books) to overcome these problems.
Up and coming things in the future of dentistry:
Cad/Cam in dentistry. The future is wide open with these machines. The business of dentistry: Corporate dentistry’s takeover and how some dental schools are catering to them.
Best advice ever received:
“Go to the Pankey Institute” by Mike Shuster
His book recommendations:
- The Happiness Hypothesis – By Johnathan Haidt. Get it here on Amazon
- Learned Optimism – By Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph.D . Get it here on Amazon
- Authentic happiness – By Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph.D . Get it here on Amazon
- Flourish – By Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph.D . Get it here on Amazon
His technology / app resource:
- My Net Diary App Click here to see it in iTunes
- Omni Focus App Click here to see it in iTunes
- Evernote App Click here to see it in iTunes
- Day one Journaling App Click here to see it in iTunes
- Scrivner App Click here to see it in iTunes
His final words of wisdom (especially for starting dentists):
Don’t worry about the money and go for the meaning.
Dr. Barry Polansky can be reached at:
1800 Berlin Road Cherry Hill New Jersey 08003
Tel. 856 795 1121