FOREWORD BY MDT. OLIVER BRIX
After beginning a new year, it is usually the time to reflect on the past year and look towards the new one. The question will be left where we will be going in our profession and what kind of changes in the dental field we will face. New innovations and techniques will be presented at the IDS in March and tendencies will be shown as a barometer for all of us. Investments might have to be made or strategies might have to be developed specifically in terms of communication and digital workflow. We seem to be in an unbridled period of time concerning networking and global connection. Is that a kind of blessing or rather a pressure with the danger of losing our identity as craft-minded professionals? I believe the answer is somewhere in the middle as usual. Material releases and associated innovations, very often push us to a higher level with better and easier results and longevity.
FOREWORD BY DR. SIDNEY KINA
For life, never ever forget your family and friends. Know how to listen to people, practise physical activities, learn how to cook, listen to music, go to the movies, play and circus, travel, always smile till it becomes a habit, but do not waste the opportunity of crying. Have a hobby, fall in love and when you feel comfortable personally and professionally (I hope you will feel that way soon), give back to society all you have achieved - be generous.
Whether there is an essential ability you need to develop in order to survive, it is keeping you and your job interconnected throughout the years. In my opinion, there is only one way of doing it, and it is by truly loving your work and feeling fascinated by your masterpiece and for Dentistry every single day.
Each day is a new beginning and each patient is unique.