November 2, 2021

107 Taking Time for Self-Care as a Dentist

Millennial Dentist Podcast

We are excited to have opened our new location, which we have been practicing for the past three weeks. Listen to today’s episode as we talk about our new practice, where we are going, and our goals for the future of our businesses.

Today, we talk about our past and how busy we were after graduating from dental school. Between getting our practices set up, getting married, starting families, and building houses, we’ve finally gotten to a point in our lives where we can slow down and enjoy life more now than ever.

The importance of hiring someone to keep you accountable pays for itself in more ways than one! When you are looking to reach further than what’s inside yourself, it’s an excellent investment to hire an expert or coach to assist you in reaching your goals. For example, when Dr. Peyway hired a personal trainer, he realized how far he had come physically from his before and after pictures. He also talks about how the benefits of training and exercising have given him a better day at the office.

Whether you don’t like fillings or doing your financials, you need to delegate the aspects of your business that aren’t in your wheelhouse. When you delegate, you give the task to another person that is more qualified and experienced, who can get the job done. In addition, this takes the constant stress off of you so you can work to improve your practice.

Dentistry is changing. Technology, education, and resources are closer to our fingertips now more than ever! Are you ready to learn what millennial dentists are doing to exceed patient expectations, enjoy dentistry more and take vacations and how this generation can join up with the previous generation to make for an unstoppable dental team? Wait no longer! Listen in and find out how to push your lifestyle to the next level.

Show Notes:

[04:37] Growing in the area of dental implants. 

[10:15] Reviewing life and learning how to reprioritize what’s important.

[14:12] Developing healthy lifestyle habits that improve our personal and professional lives.

[19:07] How mediation has helped Dr. Peyway when practicing surgery.

[28:10] Delegating the office management tasks that aren’t in your wheelhouse.

[39:49] The importance of taking responsibility for everything that happens in your practice.

[46:13] Why you want to be clear and transparent with your hires so they understand the responsibilities they are going to take on in your practice.

As always, thanks so much for listening! If you like the show, we would love for you to review the show on Apple Podcasts as well as spread the word! If you have any questions or want to get in touch, shoot me an email at

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Richard Sullivan, DDS

Partner, Sullivan Dental Partners

Co-host/Founder of the Millennial Dentist Podcast

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