Yearly Archives: 2016

Your Practice Computer Security – The Russians Are Coming!

I had a bit of a scare yesterday.  The first thing in the morning, my office manager told me she couldn’t get the computer at the front desk working.  There was a pop-up window saying my hard drive was full.  … Continue reading

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The ADA “Values” My Opinion

Last night, I received an email with a link to a survey from the ADA.  Their records show I’m not a member and they want my input.  It was obvious they are becoming concerned about declining membership.   The questions … Continue reading

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Second Amendment Firearms Database – Software Review

A few years ago, I reviewed a program designed to help gun owners document and archive important information about their firearms, related accessories, and ammunition.  While I liked the old program I was using, the developer has apparently abandoned the … Continue reading

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Dental Warrior Blog Stats!

I checked my blog dashboard today. It turns out that in 6 years, I’ve written the equivalent of three novels or two “thrillers.” 😎 Copyright protected by Digiprove © 2016 The Dental Warrior®

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Fixing an Overprepped Tooth

          Today’s challenge was a tooth #2 belonging to my former hygienist.  An all-ceramic crown fractured in half and debonded.  It had been endodontically treated before.  The tooth was under-prepped occlusally and over-prepped  and over-tapered axially, … Continue reading

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Dr. MacGyver Rocks You Like a Hurricane!

Last week, just before the hurricane was predicted to strike, my office manager texted me on a Tuesday evening, “Broke my #9 off at the gum line!”  Yeah… not a good look for a cosmetically-oriented dental practice front desk, eh? … Continue reading

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Do-It-Yourself Ortho Aligners? Same Thing, Right?

It’s been a long time since I have written a blog post.  No excuses.  Life is busy with family and other concerns, and I’ve not been inspired… until now. Tele-dentistry?  Tele-braces? Many of you may have already heard about online … Continue reading

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Do You Know What’s in Your Website? Are You Sure?

This article has been sitting in the “draft” folder for a while.  I’ve written, lectured, and pontificated many times about my position that dentists should be creating their own website content.  I’m not saying they need to create the actual … Continue reading

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The Defensive Mindset – Mental Rehearsals

This post was inspired by a friend who recently told a story on Facebook about finding burglars trying to break into her family’s cars at 4:00 am.  She and her husband went outside (both armed) to investigate.  But, by the … Continue reading

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Avoid the “Monkey Dance” with Road Ragers

Last night, at about 7pm (still daylight), I was taking my son to “stick and puck” at the hockey rink.  I live in a semi-rural area.  I  was going down a road that “Ts” into another road (3-way intersection with … Continue reading

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