Dentistry is stressful.
Ok, that's a serious understatement. Dentistry can be one of the most mentally challenging professions there is.
You enter the field knowing how to prep a crown with good margins, how to diagnose interproximal decay, and what to do when a pocket depth is greater than 3mm.
They DON'T teach you how to run a business, interact with difficult patients, or maintain balance in your life so your relationships don't fail. Instead, you have to figure it out as you go. And you likely make a lot of mistakes along the way.
In every Dental career, something comes along you didn't plan on. For me, that was colon cancer. In 2009, at the young age of 36, I was diagnosed and had surgery the same day. Chemo left me with numb fingers; not so good for doing the intricate work of Dentistry. I had to exit the profession I had studied so long to do, sell the practice I had grown, and find something else to do.
While I was in practice, I had worked with a Practice Management group for over a decade. My office had benefited greatly from business consulting, but I personally had the most impact from the individual growth and development, leadership, and communications aspects of coaching. It made ME better, and that was my biggest key to success.
I set to learn as much as I could, training to be a life and relationship coach with the Robbins-Madanes Coach Training program. I studied Strategic Intervention, Human Needs Psychology, Marriage and Family Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Neurolinguistic Programming, and various other treatment modalities.
In 2015, I launched Practice Therapy, with the intention of helping Dentists, Hygienists, Dental Assistants, and Business Team with the stresses and difficulties inherent in the profession. I work one-on-one with web-based coaching, making my services available to anyone, anywhere. I am also available to work with dental teams, either over the web or on-site in their dental office. No contracts, no obligations; just fee per service at your discretion.
I know life in this profession can be difficult. I've lived it. And I'd love the opportunity to help guide you through it all. If you feel you could benefit from someone to talk with, confidentially and securely, please click here to contact me and see if we are a good fit. I'll be happy to schedule a call around your schedule.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Dr. Greg Grobmyer
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