It is a privilege to do the work we do as clinicians. Let us aim for, and maintain high standards in our clinical work. Remember the work we do is a reflection of who we are. I teach and demonstrate this when I am mentoring colleagues in full arch implant dentistry.
In the context of full arch implant training, this would involve meticulous planning and preparation for the surgical procedure. Following a review of the clinical assessment, examination, and imaging, an appropriate treatment plan is formulated and presented to the patient. After informed consent, preparation for the day of surgery begins by working through a checklist that ensures nothing is overlooked. Prior to the day of surgery, the planned procedure is talked through, mentally visualised, and rehearsed multiple times. Only then are we ready to start.
The results we achieve reflect the standards we have set ourselves.
By setting high standards we are instantly raising the bar of what is achievable. Our standard of performance is elevated as we are willing to do more to get the results we are after. This leads us to expect more from ourselves, our actions, and those around us.
A result of having high standards is that we demonstrate more certainty behind our actions and this attracts like-minded people. This leads to a feeling of increased confidence about our goal and about the opportunities that present themselves.
High standards will help propel your clinical career forward. Your decision-making process is easier as it becomes a more smooth and simplified process.
Do you want to do better? Do you have things you want to do or create? Do you want to push yourself to work as hard as possible? Then you have to have HIGH STANDARDS.