7 golden rules for the young male dentist who aspires to own his own practice

1. BDS doesn’t spell GOD
2. Don’t hump your nurse unless you think you are going to marry her
3. If you are married don’t hump your nurse
4. If you marry your nurse don’t make her Practice Manager
5. If you hump her, marry her and make her the Practice Manager, don’t buy her a Porsche to drive to work in
6. All of the above plus don’t let her choose the practice uniforms
7. If you hump her, marry her make her the Practice Manager, then buy her a Porsche, don’t make your first born an associate


Published by

Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.