Be the lotus

Publisher Lisa Moler says that persistence, like that of the lotus flower, can help you to rise out of the muck of everyday obstacles and bloom into a successful business.

In an array of colors, blue, white, purple, red, or pink, lotuses are touted as symbols of peace, beauty, and longevity. I love lotus flowers. describes them as extremely strong with the first one estimated to have sprouted millions of years ago. For all of its breathtaking beauty, the lotus flower grows out of the mud, rising above the water. As a result, it also has gained a reputation as a symbol of persistence. What does this flower have to do with anything dental, anyway? Well, like the lotus flower, on our professional and personal journeys, we may have to find the strength to grow out of somewhat messy circumstances or humble beginnings. How do we do it? Persistence, innovation, and constantly reaching for a higher standard.

One way to get out of our rut when we are stuck in the mud is by purging – getting rid of old perceptions, equipment, or materials that hold us back from growing. After freeing up some space, invite future growth by researching and adding new things that can improve life around your office and for your patients. Imaging, 3D printing, AI software, instrumentation – you name it – dental visionaries and entrepreneurs are introducing amazing inventions every day. You just have to find the ones that fit your own space and needs, and maybe even help you grow outside your comfort zone. We hope to be able to help you on your journey.

We have lots of ideas in this issue to help you expand your mind and office. In our cover story, Dr. Reid Pullen describes how his mentorship of Dr. Allen Abrishami through US Endo has given them both a valuable resource, brainstorming partner, and sounding board. In his CE, Dr. Steven Vorholt provides an overview of suturing techniques for implants and illustrates a case where all three types of sutures are used. Dr. Brian McGue discusses the benefits to the doctor and patients of using sedation in a dental practice. Dr. Anne Wiseman talks about the importance of investing in advanced technologies like CBCT, microscopes, anxiety-free injections, and GentleWave.

At MedMark, we don’t want your practices to be stuck in the mud of mediocrity. Ora Nadrich, life coach and mindfulness teacher said, “On the path of self-realization, there is no one big awakening, but many along the way of varying degrees: some small, some big; and each one of them is like the lotus flower, which grows out of muddy waters.” So my message this issue is: No matter how small or big your practice, be a lotus; keep growing, changing, and reaching for whatever it takes to make you blossom.

To your best success,
Lisa Moler
Founder/Publisher, MedMark Media

Joel Small discusses self-awareness, persistence, and motivation to change in his article, “What we don’t know continues to hurt us.” Read it here:

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