Yearly Archives: 2018

Designs for Vision Micro EF 4.5x – A Gear Review

I needed more (optical) power, Scotty! I recently wrote a review about my new Designs for Vision headlight (my old one broke after over 10 years of service).  But, since I was on a roll, I decided to upgrade my … Continue reading

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A Defensive Gun Use That Hit “Close to Home”

On my personal Facebook profile, I have a long-running series of posts that I call, “From the Files of It Never Happens.”  It was inspired by a quote from Shannon Watts, founder of “Moms Demand Action.”  (I can’t help giggling … Continue reading

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Dr. MacGyver – Implant Bridge Repair

OK, nothing revolutionary here.  Many of you may have done cases like this.  But, maybe some haven’t. Patient is a 90 y.o. male.  He broke a big chunk of porcelain off a screw-retained 3-unit bridge, #19 – 21.  The fracture … Continue reading

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See the Light – Be a Better Dentist!

Designs for Vision LED DayLite HDi Review I have previously written about the value of using magnification and a headlight.  It’s a good time to revisit the idea, as I had to recently replace my headlight. I’ve been using my … Continue reading

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I Give Up on Facebook Ads!

I’ve previously written about frustrations with Facebook ads.  I’m really not sure why I keep trying, as I’ve not had ANY success with Facebook ads.  And, I mean NONE.  ZERO. The lack of ROI notwithstanding, the submission process of ads … Continue reading

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My New Patients Inc Website – SEO, What Is It Good For?

Absolutely something! To continue my story about the new website…  It’s been one year since the new website went online. As I’ve mentioned before, I built my own website back in 1999.  I read many books about SEO (Search Engine … Continue reading

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The Corporate Scourge of Dentistry

Yeah, I said it.  I wrote that title.  I stand by it, because it’s true.  The corporate interests in Dentistry are a scourge to quality, patient-centered care.  When non-dentists are running the show and dictating treatment plans, it’s not a … Continue reading

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Today’s Clinical Challenge

This will be a “quick and dirty” case presentation.  But, I’ll update it as the case progresses. Patient is a 53 y.o. woman from China, who speaks a little English.  Her boyfriend is a long-time patient in my practice.  She … Continue reading

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Banning AR-15s Means Banning All Rifles

It’s been about 2 weeks since the heinous mass murder at the school in Parkland, Florida.  It’s about an hour away from where I live and only a few minutes from where my son played hockey 2 years ago. I’m … Continue reading

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How to Not Die at an ATM

I’ve had this article queued up for quite a while.  A local news story about an ATM robbery inspired it about a year ago.  But, I’ve been sitting on the article.  I’m finally getting around to publishing it, after seeing … Continue reading

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