Leading continuing education for dentists with engaging presentations, well-structured courses, and information delivered in an understandable fashion.
It is hard to reason your expectations when the cost of weekend course equals your month salary. But being from small and what turned out to be a recently developed country and going to international courses - thats what you have to face and then you just pray that its gonna be worth it. REPT is not a course for everybody. But its the one to take for people who seek changes in their work, who can feel they are ready to take on new steps in development but not quite sure how or don't quite dare yet. Lincoln is a visionary in brand creation and patient management. You will not learn any practical skill (like how to prep a tooth or what clasp to use for partially erupted second molar), instead you will learn that those things are quite secondary and there a many different ways to do practical dentistry and most of them are indeed correct. The vision of what dentist do you want to be and what clinic do you want to work in is what you will get. What changes to bring to your clinic and believe me you will seek changes! For myself - it gave me courage to speak about money with patients and bosses, the feeling that it is O.K. not willing to get poor while doing something you like and over the time start hating it. You can not really put a price on that. It has been two weeks since the course and instead of fading away like it usually does, knowledge received on RETP corse starts louder and louder banging in my head demanding actions to make changes.
Dr Harris’s focus has always been on excellence. His pursuit of excellence permeates everything he does.
He is a full-time clinician in private practice and understands the pressures and stresses that dentists face in clinical, administration and business situations.
As a teacher, Dr Harris is unique in his strong belief about the importance of learning from and sharing his own failures. Even though poor clinical outcomes are disappointing, he sees great value in them as opportunities for what can be learned and taught. Instead of sweeping them under the rug, his view is that the meticulous documentation of these cases with photos and/or video makes it possible to wring every possible benefit from that other great teacher – Hindsight.
Over the years this learning strategy from his own clinical outcomes led him all over the world pursuing extensive continuing education training in many diverse areas of dentistry.
Dr Harris does not accept dogma for the sake of an unthinking majority. He enjoys the challenge of thinking and researching, considering his own clinical observations, and drawing his own conclusions. He is well known for his frankness and his honesty.
This has compelled him to rethink dental education. His own experience has taught him that theoretical learning means little until it is applied. And so, his courses focus on hands-on training and teaching dentists to understand the underlying principles needed for making clinical decisions rather than teaching a cookie cutter approach. He believes it’s important for dentists to be able to think treatment through without needing to follow a list of steps.
With his vast and varied clinical and business knowledge, Dr Lincoln Harris is highly respected in the global dental community.
I have been chasing soft tissue all over the globe. I attended Lincoln Harris' Stockholm program last year and really found what I was looking for. The modified harvest techniques and suturing skills were exactly what i was looking for.
I will be taking this again for sure.
Before attending Lincoln`s course, I was doing things by "The doctor knows best" mentality and was sort of forcing my treatment plan on the patients. Now I listen to their problems, let them know what I see additional to that, give the patients options,risks and cost and they choose what they want to do.
I learned- Better communication in regards with costs with the patients, especially costly treatment plans. - Not to be "emotionally" attached to the patients tooth. 🙂
Lincoln covered everything!