In this Solo Bonding Sharecast episode, our host Dr. Dennis Hartlieb talks with Dr. Alan Mead about how to navigate social media as dentists.
As Dennis and Alan discuss, social media can have a profound impact on dentists today, and while it's wonderful to learn from others through social media and to share your work, it can also be a negative experience at times. Dennis and Alan discuss the pros and cons of social media and share tips about what has worked for them when managing social media consumption and interaction.
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TOPICS BY TIMESTAMP
Thoughts on Instagram dentistry and how it affects ourselves and our colleagues. 2:25
Social media and social media dentistry. 4:49
Most of us are aspirational dentists.
Wanting to start anonymous instagram channel of horrifying dental photos.
The implicit suggestion of social media dentistry.
Be happy with the skills that you have. 8:43
Michael Jordan was the best in his era, if not the best ever.
How social media has changed the dental landscape. 12:04
How social media dentistry has changed the way dentists look at procedures.
The pros and cons of using a rubber dam in the office vs in the practice.
Social media is the classic example of judging your insides by everyone else’s outside. 18:01
Being the best dentist in the world.
Being 1% better every day.
Social media is the classic example of judging by others.
Everyone puts their best face forward.
How social media can hurt your confidence. 21:35
Showing failures in a presentation vs social media.
Why social media can be harmful.
Being in the mood when going on Instagram.
Being conscious of social media.
How social media can affect your mental health. 25:29
Mental health in dentistry is getting beaten down on a daily basis.
Being aware of social media.
How social media is different than 20 years ago.
Why podcasting is different from social media and how it's similar.
Celebrate what you can do. 32:01
Celebrating the success of others on social media.
How social media can affect younger and older dentists.