219. Bridging Thought: Navigating Cognitive Biases in Dental Practice and Everyday Decision-Making

Your host, Dr. Addison Killeen reflects on the past year's reading list, highlighting "Thinking, Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman, a Nobel laureate known for his work on cognitive biases. The book explores System 1 and System 2 thinking, emphasizing the pitfalls of relying too much on quick, automatic decisions. Dr. Killeen draws parallels between this cognitive framework and the challenges faced in dental hygiene checks. He cautions against getting trapped in System 1 thinking, urging professionals to slow down and consider the broader context of a situation for more comprehensive problem-solving. He encourages listeners to find the right balance between efficient decision-making and a thoughtful, thorough approach in their daily endeavors.