The December 2014 issue of Dentistry Today has named Dr. Deems a leader in Continuing Education/Consulting. This is the eleventh year in a row that he has been recognized by the magazine for his contributions to dentistry and his diverse range of professional accomplishments. Among numerous esteemed consultants, Dr. Deems is the only professional trained dental coach given this recognition. He received his dental degree from Baylor College of Dentistry before Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management Executive Management Program. He also received his coaching training at Coach U. For 27 years, Dr. Deems has owned his own dental practice in Little Rock. He has been coaching other dentists for the last 14 years. As both a working dentist and a professional dental coach, Dr. Deems is uniquely poised to help dentists find greater practice success and personal fulfillment.
Dr. Deems has been recognized in part for his significant body of published work. He is the author of The Dentist’s Coach®: Build a Vibrant Practice and the Life You Want. This book outlines Dr. Deems’ coaching philosophy and provides self-guided tips for success. With renowned management experts Ken Blanchard and Stephen Covey, he also co-wrote Roadmaps to Success. The volume explains how dentists and other business leaders can define their professional goals and create specific plans for achieving their aspirations. In addition, Dr. Deems has published Secrets for Healthy Living: The connection between your oral health and your general health – and why you need to act NOW!, as well as articles for a variety of publications.
As a top professional dental coach, Dr. Deems is also a sought-after speaker. He has delivered lectures to the American Dental Academy, Mid-Continent Dental Congress, American Society of Dentists in Europe, Virginia Meeting, Southwest Dental Conference, Jersey Shore Study Club, and many state and regional meetings. He is also the co-founder of The Dental Coach’s Association, the only organization dedicated exclusively to coaches who are also working dentists.
Dr. Deems is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, a Diplomate of the Pierre Fouchard Academy, and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management. He holds present and past memberships in many local, national, and international dental organizations.
Dr. Deems’ Approach as a Professional Dental Coach
Dr. Deems’ methods make him stand out in the field of dentist mentors. In contrast to consultants, most of whom have never practiced dentistry, Dr. Deems meets his clients where they are. Through guided self-assessment, he helps his clients make lasting changes in their personal and professional lives. Throughout his work with each client, he strives to be a confidant and a second pair of eyes to identify problem areas in each dentists’ practice. As a professional dental coach, he is particularly effective in addressing:
- Communication skills
- Personal growth and development
Once he has identified concerns in these areas, he helps his clients make lasting changes to improve their practices and personal wellbeing.