I recently had the opportunity, on WKYC Channel 3’s “Golden Opportunities,” to discuss the similarities between dental care and baseball, highlighting the Cleveland Indians in both Cactus League Spring Training and the regular season, including the Indians’ home opener. Having attended a few days of Spring Training in Arizona this March and the opener, I got to see both minor and major league prospects; in dentistry, we can make a difference with both minor and major league changes, depending upon a patient’s needs, budget, and time.
Using Major League Baseball as a metaphor for dental care, we talked about planning, having the basics in place, and executing to achieve excellence. We hope that, like the Indians, we’ll have a good year and many good years in the future. Our World Series is the happiness on our patients’ faces when they have an outcome that brings them many smiles!