Dr. Marc M. Gottlieb was born and raised on Long Island, attended Union College in Schenectady New York and then shuffled off to Buffalo for Dental School. While at the University of Buffalo he received many academic scholarships, awards and fellowships.
After graduation from dental school Dr. Gottlieb went on to a two year post-graduate residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center This unique opportunity provided advanced training in anesthesiology and all the specialties of dentistry.
Dr. Gottlieb is currently on staff at Stony Brook University Hospital, maintains a full time private practice and has received many academic scholarships and awards. For the past three years added to dentistry Today’s list of top CE providers.
- “What you do in practice you do in the game” – By a Marc’s Football Coach.
- Marc encountered this quote during his high school days when he used to play football and was lucky enough to have a world class Olympic wrestling coach and a brilliant football coach. His coach would put out this quote upon the wall for all to see.
- Marc believes, this is the most honest quote there ever can be and is true to every letter. He, in fact, teaches this to his kids.
- If you rehearse and practice enough it becomes second nature and everything starts to seem so easy. It perfectly fits in dentistry also, one needs to practice and think things through before you actually do them in reality.
- “Luck is where preparation meets opportunity” – by one of Marc’s patients
- Marc got this quote from a patient while he was doing a procedure that was quite heroic in nature, which came out successful, and while Marc gladly commented “Some days you get lucky” the patient said Marc was not lucky at all, and even if he was the definition of luck for Marc would be where preparation meets opportunity.
What Marc does in and for the profession of dentistry:
Get to know Marc and his contributions to Dentistry through his informative meetings and lots of charitable workshops like Missions of Mercy, besides gifting the world of Dentistry by inventing the Molar shaped golf teeth.
However, Marc himself believes his most important contributions to Dentistry is in the fact that he takes new interns every year and helps them grow. It also helps Marc to be on his toes and he also encourages other doctors to do the same besides hosting trainings and educative lunch and learn sessions at his residency.
Marc is always willing to teach if they are willing to learn.
Marc’s difficult time story:
Marc has been lucky to not have encountered a difficult time in his life. In other words, he never thought anything was difficult however there have been challenges and one of them he faces now is to work alone in his solo practice within his own little closed environment.
Being a one man army to play the HR, Admin, Health Care provider, and CEO sometimes takes a toll and Marc has witnessed many doctors commit suicide out of mere depression and seclusion.
The best advice Marc ever received:
The best advice Marc ever received was from his Father when his practice got a bit slow and his Father told him that these things are part of life and there will be times when things will be slow and the best way to deal with this is to keep a list of things to do for yourself rather than getting frustrated and worse, taking it out on your employees.
The one habit that contributes to Marc’s success:
Marc practices to gain perfection at work and follows through with his belief in the phrase “Practice makes a man perfect”.
A proper schedule and organized checklist, promotes, work ethics which Marc believes is key to success. He is always the first to enter office and the last one to leave which sets an example for his staff and creates a positive work environment.
Marc’s clinical / management pearl:
Marc talks about himself as being OCD when it comes to his practice and his worst nightmare being supply issues, when he runs out of supply or can’t find it specifically when he is working alone or with a substitute staff.
To counter this, he has developed a system in his office of maintaining cards that has all the information about all his supplies and most importantly its location in his office. Computers made this system more efficient and now he maintains everything on a File Maker database program and built his own system called DORA (Digital office requisition agent). You can find the program description on Youtube here.
Exciting technology or procedure:
The age of the computer excites Marc immensely. He studied in a college that had card readers and writing simple basic programs meant hours, as opposed to the current situation where everything is almost at the finger tips.
Marc literally threw out his text books because internet provides far more relevant and accurate information, much faster.
Internet / software of app resource that Marc Recommends:
DORA is the best thing Marc has ever seen and built. He posted it on Youtube for everyone else to take benefit of. Find it here.
Marc is also fascinated by cloud based Dental Software. However, when all the information is on cloud you are, to quite dependent on that server and service provider and hence vulnerable. When they go through a merger or close down it poses a real threat.
His book recommendation:
- Who moved my Cheese – Dr Spencer Johnson
- Your Marketing Sucks – Mark Stevens
- The fountain head – Ayn Rand
- Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand
Marc’s one recommendation for people who are either about to start fresh or restart:
Marc believes that one must have someone who they can work with, a mentor, a colleague. One must find someone who they can respect and feel comfortable with to learn from.
Dr. Marc Gottlieb can be reached at:
- E-mail: Marcgottlieb@Mac.com
- Website: www.anxietyfreedental.com/