Monthly Archives: June 2011

“Work, work, work… Hello Boys…”

OK… now back to our regularly programmed dental talk… Work, work, work… Any fans of “Blazing Saddles” by Mel Brooks?  It’s probably one of the most quotable movies ever made.  It’s also likely the most politically-incorrect movie.  But, I enjoy … Continue reading

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Project Gunwalker Cartoon

Project Gunwalker / Fast & Furious… Brought to you by the BATFE, Dept. of Homeland Security, and the Attorney General. Check out the cartoon:

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Here: Land of the Free (for now). There (UK): Not so much.

I’m Counting My Blessings! I just read a sad letter to the editor in my recent Guns & Ammo magazine.  It was from a gentleman living in the UK.  It was titled, “Count Your Blessings.” I will borrow most of … Continue reading

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Asteroids, Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and Civil Unrest – OH MY!

Emergency or disaster preparedness used to be dismissed as fodder for paranoid survivalists.   Today… not so much.   There’s even a new name for those who don’t fit the “survivalist” moniker but simply prepare for realistic emergency situations.  They call … Continue reading

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“Mrs. Smith… This is why we take x-rays.”

“X-rays are like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you’re going to get.” X-rays are a perennial battle we wage with a certain segment of our patients.  Can I get an “amen?” It’s really quite odd when you … Continue reading

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Dentistry Is Never “Simple.”

Moments ago I was reminded of this seemingly trivial matter in a thread on Dentaltown.com.  I’ve brought it up over the years here and there on Dentaltown.  So, I thought I would write up a quick post about it on … Continue reading

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Don’t Throw Your Colleagues Under the Bus!

Yesterday I spent close to an hour with a new patient consultation.  She was referred to me by my family’s pediatrician.  This patient is in the midst of extensive dental treatment by another dentist.  She is very nervous about dental … Continue reading

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Dentaltown Pilgrimage to 3M ESPE!

This weekend, I was among a special group of seven dentists from DentalTown.com that was invited up to St. Paul, Minnesota for a meeting with the folks at 3M  ESPE (dental division).  3M ESPE was interested in interfacing with real … Continue reading

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Nothing Good Happens After Midnight

I’m watching the news on TV about an Indiana college student that has gone missing.  A 20 year old woman was last seen walking to her apartment at 4:30 am.  FOUR-THIRTY A.M.!  By herself!  Lauren Spierer was “out with friends” … Continue reading

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All Dentists: Be Careful Out There!

We make our living with our hands and our eyes.   And, in most practices, we’re the only real “producer.”  If we are benched by an injury, the practice will be in trouble in short order. Of course, I’m hardly one … Continue reading

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