Many people who attended TBSE 2010 are still raving about Jeff Havens, the opening speaker who taught everyone to “Un-Crapify Your Life!” (If you missed it, don’t worry – there’s always this year!!)
In any case, there are many areas of our lives that need un-crapifying, and one is probably your dental office.
Whether it‘s old charts of patients who haven’t been in since the Nixon administration, that incredible gadget Doc just had to have back in 2005 and has been collecting dust ever since, a bulk purchase you never should have made of something you no longer use, old lab cases and models – you get the picture. Chances are there are things hanging around your dental office that are just getting in the way of everything else.
Let’s face it – that green compound stick you have had since dental school may bring back some great memories, but you ain’t never gonna use the stuff. There is no sentimental value in something that is hogging up precious space in your office.
Yet for some reason we tend to get attached to things. If you made the wise choice to switch to DEXIS digital x-ray, you don’t need to keep that gallon jug of developer “just in case.” Just in case what? You get thirsty and the unrest in District 8 is holding up the water supply?
It simply doesn’t matter how much that “thing” costs or how beautiful that face-bow is. If you haven’t used it in the past six months, you are probably not going to use it. If you haven’t used it in a year, you are NEVER going to use it. And if you haven’t used it in three years, its use will probably endanger someone!
So make your rule of thumb and then “un-crapify” your office. Don’t be afraid to throw stuff out. Or if that bothers you, donate it to a clinic in a third-world country or that HMO dentist down the street. And of course, there is always eBay!!
Whatever you decide, getting rid of junk and then re-organizing your office is always a great exercise. So start to un-crapify – and there is no day better than today!
Now get going before we take a look at your closet at home.
By the way, speaking of TBSE – the lineup for 2011 is going to be simply amazing – our best one EVER!!! It’s not too late to take advantage of our huge January tuition discounts, but you better do it now!! Check out www.tbse.com to find out more!! You’ll get a very groovy free t-shirt too!!