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What is creative tension? Why does it matter?

Drs. Joel C. Small and Edwin McDonald describe a powerful motivator that drives positive change Many of us are familiar with the concept of cognitive dissonance. Described initially by Leon Festinger in 1957, the theory of cognitive dissonance proposes that humans seek psychological consistency between their current reality and their perceived ideal reality. When a …

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A new idea

 “A new idea is first condemned as ridiculous and then dismissed as trivial, until finally, it becomes what everyone knows.” — William James (American philosopher 1842-1910) I often think of the quote above as I look back over my professional career and choices when considering the adoption of new technology into my endodontic practice. I …

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