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“Nothing Perishable But Very Inflammatory”

May 17, 2021

Filed under: The Stoic Dentist — tntadmin @ 5:12 pm

The line at the post office was long. I stood with an armful of my new books waiting for the clerk to call me. Finally, she summoned me and asked, without looking up, in COVID resignation and in a helpful but obligatory manner, “Are there any flammable liquids or hazardous material inside the package? Any perishables?”

I answered, “Nothing perishable but very inflammatory.”

That is how I would describe my new book, The Porch.

The clerk then asked if it was a self-help book. She said she loved self-help books. She buys them but never reads them. I laughed and told her this was my fifth book, and it was a self-help book but I wrote it in the form of a fable. “People love to read stories,” I told her. She agreed.
The Porch is a dental fable about a young dentist who goes from despair to hope with the help of a mentor—-a dental philosopher who applies the ancient wisdom of Stoicism and the modern science of Positive Psychology to help the young doctor navigate the rough seas of the modern-day health professional.

If you are in the dental profession, a dentist, hygienist, assistant, lab technician, life coach or consultant who is suffering from burnout or just not getting enough out of your work, then this fable may just be the answer you are looking for.

Learn more about the book and a special offer by clicking on The Porch right now.

“I couldn’t put it down! A must read for every dental student and practicing dentist—this book will give you a 360-view of the professional and life decisions that every dentist must make. These are the decisions that will determine if you have a fulfilling life in harmony with your core values and purpose.”
– Mark Battiato, Co-Founder of Growth Into Greatness Institute


A Message from Dr. Polansky

I wrote this book at a time when emphasis on business and technology has diverted focus from the well-being of patients and healthcare providers to speed and profit at the expense of the mental and emotional health of dentists and their teams.

If you are in the dental profession, a dentist, hygienist, assistant, lab technician, life coach or consultant who is suffering from burnout or just not getting enough out of your work, then this fable may just be the answer you are looking for.

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