An old time dentist once told me, many years ago, the best way to learn is by the method “See one, do one, teach one.” In my case, it started with a filling. I saw it being done, I did one myself, and then I taught one to another. I have never forgotten that piece of sound advice, and I use it in everyday life not just within the walls of Family Dentistry.
Regardless of age, we all have something to learn. It’s important to be a mentor but, equally as important to be mentorable. When we start to think that we have seen and done everything, “nothing surprises me” this is when a humbling experience is not too far behind.