Wow . . . I`m both hurt and confused by your responses to my recent Viewpoint (November 1997)!
What I intended to share is that there are many roads to and definitions of "success" in dentistry. And for me, having a great mentor was extremely helpful and made the journey easier.
Dr. Pinkney`s suggestion that doctors integrate lessons learned from many sources is excellent advice. The "car story" was used solely to illustrate the magic of goal-setting.
But Dr. Ross, I would never suggest or advocate that anyone should "grovel" at my feet - or anyone else`s for that matter. Where did you get that impression?
Gentlemen, rather than criticize, why not contribute? Write an article or viewpoint for the readers of Dental Economics and share your insights concerning what it takes to be a success in dentistry.
William W. Oakes, DDS
New Albany, IN