Category Archives: Case Presentation

The Dentist Formerly Known as Prince

Some Patients Just Make Your Day The title will make more sense as you read on.  A few weeks ago, we got a new patient by referral from a pediatric dentist (about 45 minutes away).  The patient recently completed orthodontic … Continue reading

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I’m a Bad Businessman – Bridge Repair

We’ve fallen and can’t get up! A new patient was referred to me by a local periodontist.  She’s in her 70s.  Her husband fell down, and in the process of helping him, she fell on her face and fractured porcelain … Continue reading

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Ya Gotta Know When to Hold’em… Know When to Turf’em…

It’s a dentist!  It’s a plane!  It’s SUPER-GENERALIST! I started my practice by leasing space in an existing general dental office.  My “landlord” was an accomplished and successful dentist.  He told me, “You’ve got to be a ‘SUPER-GENERALIST.’”  By that, … Continue reading

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Go Ahead. Make My Day!

I know what you’re thinking, punk.  You’re thinking “did he give me two carpules of anesthetic or only one?”  Now to tell you the truth I forgot myself in all this excitement.  But being this is a Kavo electric high … Continue reading

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Tough Central Incisors Case

Well, since my entire day’s schedule cancelled due to a tropical storm and tornado warnings….  I’ve got time to post this case. Long time patient.  Very nice guy.  Has some pretty severe wear on his anterior teeth.  Got him wearing … Continue reading

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Some Will. Some Won’t. Some Wait. So What? NEXT!

“Some will.  Some won’t.  Some wait.  So what?  Next!” I don’t know who coined this aphorism.  But, I believe I first heard it from Dr. Bill Blatchford.  I was reminded of it last week when a patient scheduled to start … Continue reading

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Paging Dr. MacGyver – Herodontist

After nearly 25 years in Dentistry, I’ve learned that “herodontics” is often an exercise in futility.  But, one of the things I love about being a dentist is the creative problem-solving aspect.  My assistant has called me “McGyver” for many … Continue reading

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Dad’s New Smile – Done!

Last September, I wrote about “Life Changing Dentistry,” showcasing the planning and treatment of my dad’s decimated dentition.  While that article included the details of treatment, this one is simply a follow up with lots of before & after photos. … Continue reading

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Life-changing Dentistry

To say dentists don’t get much glory in the popular media is a massive understatement.  Rather, we get the opposite of glory.  There have been dozens of TV shows and movies glamorizing the medical profession.  In the off-chance a dentist … Continue reading

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Case Presentation: Six Month Smiles Short Term Ortho

I haven’t presented a case in a while.  So here goes! This young man didn’t like his smile.  Basically, he didn’t like his crooked teeth and wanted them straight in a reasonable amount of time.  He turned down traditional orthodontics … Continue reading

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