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EP25 Never Giving Up – Interview with Dr Ferhan Ahmed

In this episode, Mike is joined by Dr Ferhan Ahmed – Principal Dentist of Edinburgh Dental, Implant Trainer & Mentor, and Author of the book, Being Unstoppable.

Ferhan has an incredible mind and is unbelievably driven to grow as an individual, as a clinician, as a teacher, and as a leader. He credits his strict morning routine – which includes waking up at 5am and running every day – with helping him get more done and pushing him closer to his potential.

Dr Ahmed drops quotes throughout the episode from inspirational leaders such as Warren Buffet, Mahatma Gandhi, and Steve Jobs, and recommends several must-read books including Atomic Habits by James Clear.

He talks about his childhood and his parents, and how he wanted to make them proud when choosing his future career. Not only did he qualify as a dentist in 2005, an interest in oral and maxillofacial surgery then led to him becoming dual qualified in medicine in 2012.

During his 20s and early 30s, Ferhan often sacrificed income in favour of gaining experience and learning on the job. He believes this early sacrifice and the ability to see the bigger picture, is paying off at this stage of his career.

After studying medicine, Ferhan had the opportunity to grow a mini corporate of 6 dental practices, but recently sold the last of 5 locations and bought out his partners to become the sole owner of Edinburgh Dental. He discusses the highs and lows of being a practice owner.

Focusing on a single practice has given him more time to focus on his passion of teaching implants. At any one time, there are 150 dentists benefiting from his programs, and he is personally mentoring 15-20 students. It’s safe to say he’s having a positive impact on these individuals, their patients, and dentistry in general.

Dr Ahed briefly talks about his book, Being Unstoppable – The Mindset of a Great Clinician, and the amazing cause that’s close to his heart and being supported by book sales, Dental Aid Network.

Finally, Ferhan shares his number one piece of advice for any associate dentists thinking about buying or starting their own dental practice.

Reach out to Dr Ferhan Ahmed regarding his book, or implant training and mentoring programs.

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