As a new grad, it’s almost the norm rather than the exception nowadays to have at least some form of digital dentistry within one’s practice. But it wasn’t always this way, and for many more seasoned dentists, the world of digital dentistry was something they had to slowly piece together over the years and learn to leverage.
In this months’ feature, we explore Dr Lingaiah Dronavalli’s journey in dentistry from his early years as a new grad with huge expectations but without the tools, resources and mindset to grow and how that overall affected his feeling of fulfillment, to where he is today – a self proclaimed dental peacock who takes pride in his work!
We talk about Dr Lingaiah’s discovery of digital dentistry and CEREC specifically, and how that’s not only shaped his growth as a clinician, but also how it’s taught him to leverage technology to maximise efficiencies and workflows within his practice and ultimately optimise the entire patient experience. We explore the concept of practice ownership and associateship and the importance of building mutually supportive environments within the practice.
Dr Lingaiah Dronavalli
Dr Lingaiah Dronavalli graduated from Griffith University in 2010 and now owns two of his own dental practices. He is all too familiar with the feeling of feeling inadequate, having lofty expectations for his career as a young dentist, and letting that fear of failure and lack of follow through stunt his growth. The biggest change in his career came from a shift in mindset and his discovery of digital dentistry.
Dr Lingaiah’s journey with CEREC has helped him grow immensely as a clinician over the years and brought back the passion that was missing in his career. He now loves being able to spread his passion with fellow colleagues by discussing cases and sharing clinical tips via his Facebook group ‘CEREC for Success’, as well as through running regular courses to help clinicians learn to leverage technology in their practices, both for themselves and their patients.
Join the CEREC to Success group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1237480790514216/
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