Author Archives: The Dental Warrior

USS Independence CV-62 to Live on Only in Our Memories

Today, my ship, the USS Independence, will begin its final journey (under tow) from Bremerton, WA to Brownsville, TX where it will be broken down and scrapped.   It’s interesting (and unique in the military services) how wistful sailors are … Continue reading

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The View Up There – Nobody Should Die From Colon Cancer

The basis for my provocative and seemingly bold title will become evident below. Ever since my appendectomy six years ago, I’ve had gastro-intestinal distress (belly pain), to some degree, on and off.  I’ve been to the ER twice, with CT … Continue reading

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Skinner Sights – A Shooting Gear Review

A few years ago, my wife got me a beautiful rifle for Christmas, a lever-action .22LR-caliber Browning BL-22 Grade II with Maple stocks.  I love it.  It’s the one “pretty” gun in my modest collection. Getting old sucks! The Browning … Continue reading

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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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