Like a beacon in the night

Oct. 1, 2000
Like a beacon in the night! That was the feeling Dr. Paul Homoly`s column in the August issue of Dental Economics left with me. I am a "country dentist" who, over the last 10 years or so, has grown weary of somehow feeling like I must be missing the boat by not wanting to revamp my entire life (professional and personal) by attaching myself to the next or latest "in thing" in dentistry.

George Strunk, DDS

Longview, Texas

Like a beacon in the night! That was the feeling Dr. Paul Homoly`s column in the August issue of Dental Economics left with me. I am a "country dentist" who, over the last 10 years or so, has grown weary of somehow feeling like I must be missing the boat by not wanting to revamp my entire life (professional and personal) by attaching myself to the next or latest "in thing" in dentistry.

This morning, I cemented four units of C&B on one patient, and I did a two-surface amalgam on the next. I made lots of money on one and lost money on the next, but I enjoyed each patient tremendously. I really love my job, and sometimes wonder if the folks on the cutting edge of their "latest thing" even like their work.

Dr. Homoly, thanks for your perspective. I have been in private practice for more than 25 years, and I don`t foresee the need or desire to quit. Maybe I`ll slow down, but I sure hope I don`t have to leave it altogether, ever.