Feedback – always welcome

This comment on the blog this morning caught my eye:

“Yeh Chris, Go Chris, You’re the greatest Chris”
Whats the matter with all you saps? Don’t you realise Mr Barrow is now in competition with you!!
Thats right , he’s after your patients, your associates, your team and your profits.
And because all you mugs have been paying him to build up a nice little database over the years, he knows where the most profitable practices are situated.
Wise up fools, haven’t you learned anything from the thousands of pounds worth of business coaching?

Worthy of a reply – which I emailed this morning as follows:



Just a quickie to say thanks for the giggle this morning — your comment was authentic and entertaining.


For the record — I’m about making other people better off as well as myself — the people who know me , know that.


I can see how it would look to an outsider though — point taken.


I don’t think the dentists I have worked with over the years are “saps” though — they are open-minded, nice people who have appreciated the difference I have made in their lives.


Of course, I’m going into IDH to make some money — but an enquiry as to the nature of the proposition we are building would reveal the benefits to all concerned — patients, team and owners.


Best wishes.




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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.