Dr. Myron Tucker: advice on building and orthognathic practice and tips on how to prepare for possible career ending health issues


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Today we are joined by oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Myron Tucker. Dr. Tucker had a private practice in North Carolina for 18 years before he stepped away from full time surgery in 2009. Our guest has had a prolific career on the research side of the business, publishing a number of textbooks and offering his experience to support to students of the science. In our conversation, we get to hear Dr. Tucker's perspectives on building a successful practice, the patience and planing this requires, the benefits of pairing with someone more experienced, and how an open attitude to continual learning is the best stance to adopt. We also talk about why disability insurance is always a good idea, and Dr. Tucker's personal experience of this during his retirement. Listening in, you will get a real sense of a true professional, someone who has stayed invested and engaged in the work he loves, so make sure to join us for this inspiring conversation!

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Dr. Tucker's history in the dentistry field and the different positions he has filled over the years.
  • The passion that has kept Dr. Tucker involved after his supposed retirement.
  • Advice about pursuing a career in orthognathic surgery.
  • The importance of patience when building a successful practice.
  • Common mistakes made by new surgeons; tips from Dr. Tucker for those starting out.
  • The end of Dr. Tucker's career and practice and the lessons he learned going into retirement.
  • Why Dr. Tucker strongly recommends getting disability insurance!
  • The best book that Dr. Tucker has read this year: Say Nothing.
  • Dr. Tucker's passion for woodworking and how this aided his work as a surgeon.
  • The tools Dr. Tucker preferred for tooth extraction!
  • The love that our guest has for sailboats and being on the water; some of the beautiful boats he has owned.
  • A quote about mistakes that has always resonated with Dr. Tucker!

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Dr. Grant Stucki Email — grantstucki@gmail.com

Dr. Grant Stucki Phone — 720 441 6059

Dr. Myron Tucker — https://www.linkedin.com/in/myron-tucker-19ab80127

Osteo Science Foundation — https://www.osteoscience.org/

Stryker — https://www.stryker.com/

Say Nothing — https://www.amazon.com/Say-Nothing-Murder-Northern-Ireland/dp/0385521316

The Jackal — https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/jackal

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