The Profession of Retirement from Dentistry

It seems to me… there are a lot of things about retiring from dentistry that need to be addressed. Having been in retirement for 2 years following 50 years of active practice in the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the lesson to be learned is that one must study, prepare, and understand the “profession of retirement.” Just as we studied hard and long for our dental career, so should we prepare for this phase so that our natural desire to be helpful, caring, loving, meticulous, generous, exacting, tolerant and all things that combine to make us good practitioners, should be evident when we no longer take that journey to the office every day.

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