Respect my profession, myself, and my reputation. To be fair and honest to my patients as I would expect them to be fair and honest to me in return; to speak of Dentistry with praise; to think of dentistry with loyalty, and to be an able custodian of the good name it has. Be a gentleman of his words for my fellow citizens; to never be knocker but a booster; to never be a kicker but a pusher; to never a clog but a motor.
To underpin my expectation of compensation on a firm foundation of service rendering; to be willing to provide honest effort; to consider my work as a rare opportunity to be seized with joy and to capitalize it; and not a painful task to endure.
To keep in mind that all the success lies within me; in my own ambition, my own brain, my own determination, and my own courage. To always expect difficulties and strive to overcome them. To convert daunting experiences into future struggles or capital.
To believe in my proposition wholeheartedly; to carry an aura of optimism into the presence of potential patients; to dispel thoughts and actions of temper anger with cheerfulness; to negate active friction with an agreeable personality and extinguish doubts with strong convictions.
To study the business side and the professional sides of dentistry; to attain an intricate understanding of both sides. To mix intellect and effort; to use methods and systems in my work; to make good use of time doing everything needful; to never waste time.
To use every hour to bring me gain in increased knowledge, fees, or heartfelt recreation. To earn money and to save it; to be shrewd with money; to keep expensive amusements at bay until I can sustain them.
Finally, to joy in life’s journey; to play and enjoy the game as gentlemen do; to fight weaknesses in me far more than anything else; to always seek personal growth as a man and as a dentist as time passes.