Every second counts ...

It is easy to marvel at Lance Armstrong's five consecutive Tour de France wins.

It is easy to marvel at Lance Armstrong's five consecutive Tour de France wins. Although his recent ride was arduous, he knows that victory is incredible. Appreciated. He is strong in the climbs, protected in the flats, and fueled by a passion second to none. Most importantly, his inspiration speaks through him, making him a better man and insisting he strive toward the "highest and best use" of himself. To him, every second counts.

As your new editor, I am energized by the support of readers, contributors, and advertisers. With a new year at hand, WDJ is on the climb, expanding from six to 10 issues. Our inaugural ride was sound, but our return trip will bring more "nuts and bolts" to our readers. Not only are we going to showcase successful practices, but the how and why they got there. It will be a completed road map for you. We will provide ideas to support your dental team, increase endurance, and strike a balance. System checks and products that make doing dentistry easier will be the order. Positioning your practice with various branding and marketing methods will be displayed. And, along the way, expect to enjoy the people, the sights, and the sounds.

You see, it's a great time for a journey. It's a time for women dentists to wear the yellow jersey! Expect WDJ to help YOU break out of the pack!

The best part about Lance Armstrong is his ability to relate a message of hope, timing, and motivation. You see, every second does count, and watching the Tour emphasizes that importance. It's just like dentistry ... sharing a message with our patients, providing a timely diagnosis, and motivating them for treatment. Personally, it might be about better connection to your spouse, child, friend, team member, or parent. It's about being true to yourself.

Whatever your challenge for the new year, make yourself a promise that moments count in every stage. Use your gifts wisely, seek the necessary guidance to improve yourself dentally and personally, and stay the course.

Here's to a great ride!

Lori Trost, DMD
Dr. Trost is the managing editor of Woman Dentist Journal. She can be contacted by email at lorit@pennwell.com.

We welcome letters to the editor. Please email your letters to Dr. Trost. Include your name and the city and state where you practice.


COMING SOON ...

Time-Saving Tips ... just for YOU!

In 2004, WDJ will offer a forum for busy women dentists to share their time-saving tips on how to make life easier both in and out of the office. If you have an idea to share, email it to Dr. Lori Trost at lorit@pennwell.com. Share your wisdom to help us all!


WDJ would like to showcase your unique office. Please send us a short write-up about your practice, telling us what makes it unique. You can email it to lorit@pennwell.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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