Ammar Idlibi – How To Improve As A Public Speaker

Ammar Idlibi is a respected pediatric dentist, which has led to him acting as a regular speaker at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, where he presents educational seminars to colleagues. To do this effectively he must be a talented public speaker who is capable of commanding the attention of the room. If this is something you struggle with, do the following to improve.

Know Your Audience
Before you can start preparing your speech you need to develop knowledge of the audience you will be presenting to. Not only will this allow you to choose relevant content, but it will also have an influence on the tone and direction that your speech takes. You can take this a step further when you arrive at the venue by introducing yourself to audience members and establish rapports with them.

Take It Slow
Many novices make the mistake of trying to get through their speeches as quickly as possible, which results in them speaking too quickly. This increases the possibility of verbal flubs, plus you may find that audiences disengage because they detect the nervousness of the speaker. When you arrive on stage take a deep breath and speak at a comfortable pace.

Practice
Above all else you need to practice speaking. Spend time in front of a mirror so you can observe your body language when speaking and consider getting a few friends together to watch you speak and critique your technique.

Ammar Idlibi is a pediatric dentist and experienced public speaker.

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Ammar Idlibi – Challenges You Will Face As An Entrepreneur

Upon receiving his certificate in the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry from Tufts University and completing his fellowship at the University Of Connecticut School Of Dental Medicine, Ammar Idlibi traveled back to his home city of Damascus, Syria and opened a private practice. Upon immigrating to the United States in the year 2000, he has continued to demonstrate this entrepreneurial flair, founding Kids Dental Care in 2007. Entrepreneurs like him face a number of difficult challenges, all of which need to be overcome.

Developing A Mind For Business

A good idea and the ability to provide a quality service are both important steps to starting your own company, but you need to learn a lot more in order to run the business successfully. Entrepreneurs need to understand that networking effectively and completing the administrative work that all businesses create is just as important as actually providing their services to clients.

Dealing With Hardship

Few entrepreneurs experience completely smooth transitions into business. There are usually bumps on the road that need to be navigated to get their ideas off the ground. Those who aren’t wholly dedicated to their work may find that such obstacles prevent them from reaching their potentials.

Building Your Team

Ammar Idlibi has built a team that includes “five associate dentists, four full-time hygienists…and thirty-five employees,” all of whom are crucial to the success of his practices. Getting the right people in at the right time will prove crucial to the success of entrepreneurs, so they need to have good hiring practices in place, while also understanding the workplace culture they wish to create.

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Ammar Idlibi – Tips For Working With Children

As a pediatric dentist, Ammar Idlibi has extensive experience of working with children and often needs to help young people overcome their fears of dental treatment before he can assist them with their teeth. Working with children presents a number of challenges that you may not encounter when working with adults, so keep the below in mind to find success.

Keep Things Simple
You will usually find that children struggle to engage with what you say if you use complex terminology during conversation. Appreciate the fact that children, particularly younger ones, have short attention spans so you need to keep things as simple and concise as possible. Explain things in language they understand and answer any questions that they may have to help them feel more comfortable.

Use Positive Language
Negative language can have an enormous effect on a child’s psyche, which often makes it harder to work with them. This is especially true in the case of dentists, where any mentions of pain, even saying that something won’t hurt, can conjure up negative thoughts in the minds of children. Be positive in everything that you say and encourage children to keep going.

Encourage Participation
Education has always played a large role in Ammar Idlibi’s life and he encourages discussion in his dental practice. By involving young people in what you are doing you help them to learn about why it is important, while also giving yourself the opportunity to develop trust and engage children in what you are doing.

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Ammar Idlibi – Bad Dental Habits That You Can Change Today

As a pediatric dentist, Ammar Idlibi tries to offer as much advice to his patients as possible about what they can do to maintain the long-term health of their teeth. While visiting the dentist regularly and brushing twice a day are obvious, there are many other things that people do that can cause untold damage to their teeth over time. The following are all little habits that are bad for your teeth and oral hygiene, all of which can be changed in an instant.

Crunching Ice

There are few things better than the taste of an ice-cold beverage on a warm day. Disregarding the fact that this beverage may be a soft drink, which likely contains sugar and could damage your drink, it is the ice that may present a more immediate threat. Many people have gotten into the habit of chewing the ice in their drinks when it goes into their mouths. At first glance this may not seem like much of an issue, after all it’s only water in another form. However, the coldness of the ice, coupled with its brittle nature, can actually cause microscopic cracks to appear on the teeth when it is crunched, which can develop into big problems later on.

Using Teeth As Tools

Your teeth are tools for eating food, but a lot of people use them for all sorts of other things. There are probably many reading this who have torn open a plastic wrapping with their teeth or used their molars to loosen a bottle cap. All of these actions cause your teeth to come into contact with materials that they should not be interacting with. These can lead to trauma and may even result in teeth getting chipped.

Teeth Grinding

The effects of teeth grinding are obvious in that it wears down your teeth. Unfortunately, this is something that many people do at night, when they are unaware of what is happening. The best fix in these cases is to speak to your dentist and acquire some mouth protection that will stop your grinding. Those who grind their teeth when they are awake need to exercise a little bit of willpower to get out of the habit.

Using The Wrong Toothbrush

While brushing regularly is always recommended, you may actually be damaging your teeth if you use a hard-bristled brush. There is a common misconception that harder brushes will result in cleaner teeth, but this is not usually the case, especially with older adults. As you age your gums will start to recede and the roots of your teeth become more exposed. Hard bristled brushes will cause pain in these more sensitive areas, in addition to leading to gum irritation.

Ammar Idlibi is the founder of Kids Dental Care and has been practicing dentistry since 1992.

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Ammar Idlibi – How To Price Your Dental Services

Having built three successful pediatric dental practices from scratch, Ammar Idlibi is an authority not only in dentistry, but also in business. Today, you can hear all different opinions and perspectives about pricing strategies of the dental services.

Dentistry is a business based on relationships. You simply can’t build great relationships and long-term customers if the only thing that you advertise is the cheapest price.

Cheapest price customers are only loyal to the lowest price. The second someone decides to undercut you and offer a lower price, such customers will leave you and go elsewhere. This is why you want to sell quality, service, value, and benefits, not just the lowest price.

Study your area before you decide how to price your dental services. You can easily get all kinds of stats about a zip code for free by visiting the US Census website. If you have a lot of affluent homes around you and all other dentists are competing based on price, there’s definitely an opportunity for high-end services in your area.

It is also helpful to use the laws of supply and demand when commanding higher fees. The busier and less available you are, the more people will want to get an appointment with you.

This is why Ammar Idlibi believes that you always want to find ways to create exclusivity and underline short supply and great demand if that happens to be the case in your practice.

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Ammar Idlibi – Where To Look For New Ideas For A Busy Dental Practice

Having a unique experience of starting dental practices in Syria and the United States, Ammar Idlibi has a number of suggestions for dentists who are looking for new ideas for their dental practices.

The key to getting new ideas is to avoid starting from scratch. One of the easiest, quickest ways to find great new ideas is to do research on the Internet and see what successful dentists in your field are doing in other major cities in the country.

When you do that, you’ll inevitably find dentists somewhere doing something that no one in your area is doing. That should give you some great pointers about the direction for your dental practice. You may also find someone offering a service or a program that you have considered, but haven’t implemented yet. If you do, simply pick up the phone, call the practice, introduce yourself, and discuss your experiences. You might even go and visit the practice or agree to meet at the next dental convention.

The same holds true for your competition. While you probably can’t talk to them directly and have them share what’s working for them and what isn’t, you can easily check up on them and have your friends play prospects.

Finally, make it a habit to study the Internet reviews for your practice, other practices in your area, and successful practices nationwide. What are patients saying? With what are they happy? What really frustrates them?

Ammar Idlibi believes that doing research and answering the above questions can bring any dentist a number of potentially profitable, successful ideas.

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Ammar Idlibi – What You Need To Grow A Successful Dental Practice

Ammar Idlibi came to the United States as an immigrant student at the age of twenty-three, barely speaking English. Today, he is a successful pediatric dentist who runs three dental practices. Dr. Idlibi holds degrees from Tufts University and the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and is a Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

He believes that becoming a successful dentist and opening several practices requires total commitment, decision, and determination. To achieve success, you need to keep faith in this commitment. You need to develop and grow attitudes, behaviors, and habits that are very different from most of the dentists you’ve known.
You also have to cut down on spending time with people who are not supportive of your multi-practice ambitions.

Another way to look at success is in terms of passion. The most successful dentists are not just doctors. They are business people, marketers, speakers, entrepreneurs, and inventors. They are involved not with just their businesses, but also with entrepreneurship in general. They are active in their communities and associations. They are in love with business and marketing, and they are excited about new knowledge, techniques, and skills.
This is why you want to belong to coaching programs and not just those limited to the field of dentistry. You want to be surrounded by like-minded people who support and encourage you.

Ammar Idlibi himself is a regular speaker at the meetings of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Over the course of his career, he has presented many seminars to his colleagues and served as a mentor to young dentists.

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