Category Archives: Editor’s Picks

Surviving is a Science

With today’s bad news coming at the speed of internet, we hear a lot more about tragic accidents, acts of violence, and natural disasters.  While it may seem that these incidents are increasing in frequency (due to increased media coverage), … Continue reading

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CNBC: America’s Gun – Post-op Analysis

So, here’s my “post-op” analysis of my appearance in Thursday night’s airing of CNBC’s documentary, “America’s Gun – The Rise of the AR-15.”  Overall, I was pleased.  Actually my expectations were exceeded.  In my conversations with the senior producer, Wally … Continue reading

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Which Gun Should I Get?

Choosing A Self-defense Gun I get emails and private messages on Facebook nearly every week asking, “Which gun should I get?”  So, this is a blog article that’s been in progress for quite a while.  I finally got around to … Continue reading

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Why I “Need” an AR-15

Hoplophobes, due to willful ignorance and fueled by recent emotionally-wrenching news, can do little more than regurgitate what’s been fed to them by the media and politicians.  Rather than looking into the real cause of violence, they reflexively ask, “Why … Continue reading

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Pulling Fellow Dentists Out From Under the Bus

This week’s schedule was literally cleared for my dad’s long overdue full mouth reconstruction.  I’ll eventually post a case presentation, as it’s a “doozie!”  I spent four full days treating only my dad.  But, I did squeeze in some emergencies … Continue reading

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Confidence. Swagger. Success!

No doubt confidence breeds trust.  Those who are confident usually go further in life.  Things go their way.  They make things happen. Dentists, as a group, seem to lack confidence.  It’s not true of every dentist, of course.  However, it’s … Continue reading

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Writing Copy for Visitors, not Search Engines

I’m a BIG fan of SEO done right.  I believe good SEO is some of the best money and effort you can spend on your website… to a point.  Many, including myself, have preached that “content is king.”  Ultimately, CONTENT … Continue reading

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Do you REALLY want to do business with Delta???

I understand I may draw the ire of dentists who participate with Delta and other managed care plans, as I perpetually express my bafflement (yes it’s a word) at how any dentist would willingly sign a contract with the devil … Continue reading

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Website Marketing Pearl: Help them find what they’re looking for!

While I have a long list of blog topics to write about, I don’t seem to get to them, as I’m often inspired by something that happened recently.  The trick is finding time to write them! I couldn’t think of … Continue reading

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Treatment Plan Presentation – Big vs. Small

Over the years I’ve done my share of “big case” dentistry.  And, I’m often asked how I get the “big cases.”  Yet, I also understand many dentists have no interest in doing big cases.  For today’s installment, I’m going to … Continue reading

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