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Dr. Ricardo Mitrani is obsessed with communication. He's pretty open about that. And in today's episode Jason and Alan got to talk with him about it. Ricardo is one of the rock stars who teaches on campus at Spear Education on treatment planning, communication and treating the terminal dentition. He's super fun to talk with and has lots of techniques to help you become a better listener and communicator.

  • How do we fail?
    • Communication
    • Treatment Planning
    • Execution
  • Weekly team self evaluation...what did we do well? What can we do better?
  • Summit presentation...focusing on team contributions!
  • The "calibration meeting"
  • The new standard is change
  • Technology and the growth mindset
  • Treatment planning: plan vs. excuse

Some links from the show:

Ricardo's TED talk (it's in Spanish)

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

The Ideal Team Player

Atomic Habits

Future Shock

Good to Great

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