Dentists: Don’t ‘fail’ retirement. Wisdom for your next chapter

Dentists who’ve experienced the stressful retirement transition say that it pays to be prepared emotionally as well as financially, and to begin preparations years before hanging up that cheek retractor for good. If you want to succeed at retirement, take the following advice to heart:

Slowly transition out. Abruptly stopping work can be a huge shock. A better way involves gradually scaling back on work commitments. For example, one dentist I know is transitioning down to working two days per week and plans to continue doing so for several years.Keith Lawrence, author of Your Retirement Quest: 10

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