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  • Writer's pictureRaymond G. Lee

Applying Abraham Lincoln's Timeless Wisdom to Elevate Dental Management Practices



Abraham Lincoln

Greetings to all. In today's discussion, I will explore how the timeless wisdom of Abraham Lincoln can improve our approaches to dental management. The Gettysburg Address by Lincoln not only transformed a country but also provides valuable perspectives for establishing a successful dental practice focused on people.

Abraham Lincoln, in his 1863 Gettysburg Address, envisioned a government that was "of the people, by the people, for the people." This principle is directly applicable to our dental practice. Similar to Lincoln's vision of a government centered around its people, our dental practice should be a business that serves, is driven by, and benefits the people. This people-first approach guarantees long-term success and resilience.

An exclusive focus on profits often highlights the limitations of a dental business, causing stress for dental professionals and discontent among patients. By prioritizing overall satisfaction before pursuing profits, we create an environment filled with inspiration and positivity. This transformation establishes a harmonious setting where dentists, staff, and patients all reap the benefits.


Embracing a people-centric strategy fosters a positive and cooperative atmosphere, benefiting all parties involved. This emphasis on exceptional satisfaction propels organic business growth, supported by a motivated team and loyal patients.


Consider Dr. Rick Kimber from Georgia as an example. Through prioritizing patient and staff satisfaction, he revolutionized his practice by introducing regular feedback sessions, investing in staff training and support, and fostering a welcoming environment for patients. This approach led to happier patients, more engaged staff, and natural business expansion.


Lincoln's 1863 speech imparts wisdom that can yield significant outcomes in our business practices. Even in the AI-driven 21st century, his vision for a people-centered approach remains timeless and universally relevant.


In conclusion, let's draw inspiration from Lincoln and strive to make our dental practices businesses that are of the people, by the people, for the people. By doing so, we guarantee that our practices not only endure but flourish in the years ahead.

We appreciate your attention. We hope you found this presentation inspiring. Please feel free to ask any questions or share your thoughts. Your happiness is our utmost priority.

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