NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As a dentist with 20 years of distinguished service in the United States Air Force, Dr. William Caldon, DMD was stationed everywhere from Michigan, Illinois, Texas and New Jersey to England and Southern Italy. For the past 17 years, he's built a thriving small town practice (High Peaks Dental) in the New York "northern tier" communities of Plattsburgh and Lake Placid with his fellow co-owners Dr. Michael O'Connor and Dr. Donnon "DJ" O'Neill.
In September, 2013, the well traveled professional finally made it to Hollywood – receiving the prestigious Quilly Award from the Academy of Bestselling Authors during a Gala Affair at the legendary Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, where the very first Academy Awards ceremony was held in 1929. Dr. Caldon received the red carpet treatment to celebrate the success and bestselling status on Amazon of "Out Front: Business Strategies from Frontline Entrepreneurs," a volume published by CelebrityPress® in 2012 that focuses on a range of successful business and interpersonal strategies.
He contributed a chapter that is dental-centric but which every star or aspiring star in Hollywood can relate to: "A Beautiful Smile: A Key To a Bright and Successful Future." His detailed discussions about dental caries and periodontal disease are couched in personal accounts of people whose lives were vastly improved by having dental work done that improved their smiles – and thus their lives. He has spent over 37 years repairing smiles and is proud to contribute to the national conversation regarding the importance of image in the workplace.
After a brief book signing tour, Dr. Caldon appeared on NBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox to discuss the book and its theories. Dr. Caldon has also been featured in USA Today as an expert in the field of dentistry and will receive his Expy award in New York in April 2014. His status as a bestselling author is opening media doors on a local level where it can most directly impact his practice as well. He was sought out as an expert and interviewed by TV stations in Plattsburgh and Burlington, Vermont; the Plattsburgh station asked him to appear as a dental expert every month on a local news broadcast.
Dr. Caldon's next publishing endeavor has given him the opportunity to work with his hero, Nido Qubein, a businessman, motivational speaker, consultant and President of the private North Carolina liberal arts college High Point University since 2005. Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the National Speakers Association Foundation, Qubein is the author of various bestselling books, including "Stairway To Success: The Complete Blueprint for Personal and Professional Achievement," "How To Be a Great Communicator: In Person, on Paper and on the Podium" and "How To Get Anything You Want."
Qubein is the anchor author, among many of today's most prominent professionals and business minds, of "Breaking Through," which includes a key chapter by Dr. Caldon called "Achieving Success: Not Just For The Rich and Powerful." Dr. Caldon starts the chapter by referencing stories in real life and in fiction, from Bilbo Baggins and Abraham Lincoln to Notre Dame's "Rudy" and Qubein, who come from the humblest of beginnings to achieve unbelievable greatness.
Dr. Caldon weaves colorful personal anecdotes—including some about his 20 year military career--around a series of other tenets of success: Associate with and learn from people who are better, smarter and more successful than you are; Exhibit Discipline; Have clearly defined measurable goals; Make use of mentors and coaches; Perform with an attitude of service and giving back; Use a basic set of core values as your compass in making decisions; Persevere when times get tough; Strive for constant growth; Sustain a consistently high level of health and wellness.
Dr. Caldon closes his chapter by saying that if you do all these things, "Then you too, regardless of where you begin, can achieve high levels of success."
The growth of High Peaks Dental since the mid 90s provides ongoing proof that Dr. Caldon has always been an expert in understanding what it takes to achieve goals – expertise that is now being justly recognized via his status as a bestselling author in these business books and his current media exposure.
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