Yearly Archives: 2015

Well, THAT didn’t work!

Well crap!  At first, I thought this whole “How-Old.net” fad was stupid.  It’s a website where you can upload a photo of your face (or multiple faces), and it will analyze and pin a predicted age on each face.  It’s … Continue reading

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Lethal Force – But, he wasn’t armed!

Disclaimer:  I am not a lawyer.  Use the following information at your own risk.  I have studied this topic extensively.  But, that doesn’t make me an official authority.  Do your own homework / research.  I’ve linked to an excellent book … Continue reading

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Fifteen Minutes of Shame

This week, the news reported that actress Sandra Bullock called the police to report an intruder in her house.  It took FIFTEEN MINUTES for the police to arrive at SANDRA BULLOCK’S home.  She locked herself in her room, which has … Continue reading

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Changing Lives Again

I love what I do for a number of reasons.  I like the combination of engineering, biology, physics, and art that goes into restoring teeth and smiles.  I like that we can eliminate a patient’s pain, usually in a single … Continue reading

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Putting Out Fires

Some days, I feel like I’m the dental version of a fireman.  On Monday, I saw a new patient who had been referred to me by a colleague in Ohio (who knows me through the Dentaltown message boards).  The patient … Continue reading

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A Loaded Gun Is the Safest Gun.

Say “whaaaaa?” The title sounds counterintuitive, I know.  Indulge me for a moment.  Let’s dissect the notion of a loaded gun being the safest gun.  It may not be as crazy as you think. First, let’s review Colonel Cooper’s Four … Continue reading

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Are You A Dentist or THE Dentist?

Seems like a strange question at best and an ego-driven rhetorical question at worst, right? Mandelbaum!  Mandelbaum!  Mandelbaum! “So, you think you’re better than me?” I couldn’t help working in a Seinfeld reference! What do I mean by the title … Continue reading

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How Do You Tell a Patient Her New Crown Must Be Replaced?

A family that was in my practice moved out of state (Iowa) several years ago.  They recently returned and became patients in my practice again.  First, the husband came in, as a tooth was bothering him, and he had been … Continue reading

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Do You Have the Balls to Be Great?

This is another quick and dirty post inspired by a discussion in a Facebook group.  The group is based on the idea of having a FFS (fee for service) practice by design.  One member was concerned about the FFS business … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts of the Day

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks.  This will be a quick and dirty blog article.  No pictures.  No fancy editing.  Just what happened this week and what I’m thinking.  GO! Thought #1: It all started with a seminar… Last … Continue reading

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