Dr. Alan Mead is a dentist, blogger, speaker and skeptic. He practices general dentistry in Saginaw, Michigan. He writes often at www.meadfamilydental.com and www.thebloggingdentist.com.
Alan’s favorite quote and why:
“For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” – H. L. Mencken (click to tweet!)
Alan considers himself a skeptic and believes that one of the reasons why arguments can be so convincing is because they are simple and they are very clear – even though they are not correct.
What he does for the dental profession:
He’s been blogging at http://www.meadfamilydental.com since 2008.
His difficult time story:
Alan shares the struggles he had with drugs and alcohol addiction, and how he was able to overcome them.
What is concerning or exciting right now in dentistry:
One of Alan’s concerns in dentistry right now is the amount of debt that young people are having to go into to become dentists.
The best advice has ever received:
“If you don’t want to get caught lying about something, just don’t do anything you have to lie about.”
The one habit that contributes to the success:
Alan is an early riser. He says this gives him time to himself – whether just to have a cup of coffee or get some stuff done.
Clinical or management pearl (tip):
One product that Alan finds extremely useful is the Eyefi Wireless SD Cards with built-in WiFi. Alan uses the Eyefi card on his camera to send the photos he’s taken, directly to his iPad so he can share it with his patient.
What is exciting Alan right now:
Using dental operating microscope.
Internet / App resource that he feels is awesome:
Prezi – a cloud-based presentation software and storytelling tool for presenting ideas on a virtual canvas.
His book recommendation:
“Small Is the New Big: and 183 Other Riffs, Rants, and Remarkable Business Ideas” by Seth Godin
- Hardcover edition can be purchased on Amazon here.
- Paperback edition can be purchased on Amazon here.
- Kindle edition can be purchased on Amazon here.
His recommendation for those who are about to start new or restart:
“No matter what you do with an office, or a practice, or a location — everything that is awesome now — is eventually going to look tired or a little old, so, design knowing that you’ll have to spruce it up later. Try and design timelessly and as inexpensively as possible.”
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