Category Archives: Editorial

Molar City – Poster Child for the Political Narrative

Los Algodones, Mexico…. a tiny town with 600 dentists known as “Molar City,” has become the poster child for what some believe “ails” our “dental care system.”  Molar City is the Mecca of “cheap dentistry.”  Pardon all the quotation marks.  … Continue reading

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All Aboard the Righteous Indignation Train! Wooo-woooo!

This post will not likely engender much agreement.  But, then again, it’s not why I write.  My goal has never been to create an “echo chamber” or to “preach to the choir.” (Edit to add:  A couple of folks have … Continue reading

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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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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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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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What a Long Strange Week It’s Been.

I haven’t written in a while… uninspired and busy with my family’s “new normal.”  But, here’s what happened last week… “I can’t help you with any discomfort.” A new patient came for a problem-related examination.  He found us through our … Continue reading

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Hashtag: Lions, Flags, and Dentists… Oh my!

What happened to critical thinking?  “Outrage” over a spoon-fed narrative has become increasingly contagious in this willfully ignorant culture. Groupthink, powered by the news and social media, has become epidemic.  While on an individual, intellectual basis, most of us would … Continue reading

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My Warrior Princess Lia

Today is June 19th, 2015.  Writing this blog entry may span several days.  I’m not sure when I’ll publish it. I’ve been offline for a while.  This is why. Last Monday, June 15th, my daughter had her annual “school physical.”  … Continue reading

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Keeping Up With the Greenbergs

It’s been a while since I’ve written, as I have been busy and rather uninspired.  But, two days ago, I was interviewed on Howard Farran’s podcast.  It was me… one-on-one with Dr. Howard Farran, the founder of DentalTown.  And, let … Continue reading

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