Keeping Track of Your Goals, Visions, and Priorities With Dr. David Maloley
In this 2-part episode feature, Dr. Gina Dorfman interviews Dr. David Maloley, from The Relentless Dentist Podcast.
Here are a few highlights from this Podcast episode:
Dr. Gina Dorfman: I’m a listener of your podcast and I have to tell you that I’ve learned a lot from you and feel very inspired. I have learned a lot from the amazing guests you have had on your show, their stories and insights have been life changing. In fact, whenever I have talked to someone who is in a tough place in their career, I always recommend your podcast as the perfect remedy.
Dr. David Maloley: I think the more I talk with dentists, the more they get stuck in the “how.” I understand that because that’s how we learn. We’re very procedure based. We want to know the right technique. We want to know the instrumentation, we want to know the materials. Life and business is a different skillset and sometimes to see the seventh step you have to first be at the six step. To not engage in that process is very detrimental to a career. So, if they’re across the table from an admissions committee, I think they know what they want and why they want it. And then that gets clouded because this entity will say, “Well, you have so much debt. You have to go this path.. ”
That may be the right first step, but it probably isn’t going to be the game you want to play.
Dr. Gina Dorfman completed her dental training at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry in 2000 and shortly after she started her own practice near Los Angeles. Her passion for creating systems and leveraging technology to streamline practice operations is what eventually led her to co-found YAPI. Today, among practicing dentistry, she is a published author, a motivational speaker, and a frequent contributor to the many articles found on our blog!