Gardens Dental Care - January/ February 2020


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Never Settle for Less Than Your Best

of our offices, hiring the best team members to join us, and continuing ongoing education to make sure we’re providing the best services never stopped once we started. My team and I were fully committed from day one and even expanded our hours of operation for the convenience of our patients. I couldn’t be prouder of my team and all their hard work, and I am so grateful for all the wonderful patients we serve every day. But working with the mindset to do more than “just okay”means you have to be willing to sacrifice other parts of your life until you get there. Spending a lot of time in the office, then dedicating time at home to focus on family, meant that I had to step away for a time from things like serving our church and additional hobbies. But one of the hardest things for me to give up was the game of golf. I immensely enjoyed both the precise focus of playing the game and the pure relaxation of being out on the course. It was always a great way to spend an afternoon. Now that Robin and I have been empty nesters for about five years, I’ve been able to commit more time to doing some of the things I wasn’t able to do previously. I can help set up church each Sunday, and I’ve been able to get back to golfing after nearly a decade of being away. My love of the game was reinvigorated when I finally stepped back onto the course, but there was a new passion that accompanied it, as well. I’ve realized that my desire to be more than “just okay” doesn’t end with dentistry. Now that I’m back to playing golf, I’m reading all I can about the game, watching as many instructional and informational videos online as I’m able to, and I’ve even scheduled time with a coach to help me fine- tune my technique. I can’t wait to play in a tournament with my father- in-law, something we did more than two decades ago. I plan on putting everything I can into my golf game, just as I have and will continue to do with everything else in my life. If there’s anything the past decade has taught me, it’s that I should always strive to make sure life is more than “just OK.” If you’re going to put any time and energy into doing anything, then you’ve got to put your whole heart into it. Otherwise, you risk a lackluster experience along the way, and where does that leave you when you come to the end of it? Whether you’re working hard to build a business, serve your community, or perfect your swing, always put 110% into it. Here’s to another exciting decade of chasing after the things we want with all we’ve got and never taking our eyes off the ball. –Dr. David Yates

Have you seen those AT&T commercials lately about choosing a wireless provider that doesn’t make you settle for “just OK”? It’s a genius campaign that pointed out how we’d never choose a doctor, an accountant, or even a skydiving instructor who was “just okay,” so why do so with anything else? When we began Gardens Dental Care nearly a decade ago, my intent had a lot in common with the message in that commercial. I wanted to build a practice that was the best it could possibly be, not something that was “just okay.”

Building something great takes a lot of time, energy, and dedication. Putting the necessary systems in place, expanding the physical layout

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