Category Archives: What Happened Today

Anecdotes of day-to-day occurrences that I think may resonate with my fellow Dental Warriors.

Bad News = Opportunity… Part 2

OK… So, by now most of us have witnessed the full-on panic in America.  It’s crazy.  If I’m honest, I will say that I don’t suffer fools well.  I admit that I am contemptuous of those who adopt the “herd … Continue reading

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Bad News = Opportunity

Coronavirus is all over the news.  The resulting unjustifiable panic is the real “pandemic.”  Perhaps we should call it “pande-MONIUM?” The news offers many opportunities to communicate with our patients with context that can be leveraged due to hyper media … Continue reading

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Today I Met a Real World War 2 Hero!

Today was just another regular day at the office.  I went out to lunch by myself at one of my usual places.  I sat in a booth, facing the front of the restaurant.  As I was finishing up my lunch, … Continue reading

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Neil Peart – Legendary Drummer Passed On

A Tribute to Neil Peart, the “Professor.” Earlier today, I watched some Rush and Neil Peart videos.  Then I dozed off on the couch for an afternoon nap.  I heard my phone text notification ding… and then ding again… and … Continue reading

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All My Training and 31 Years of Experience Have Led to This!

About a month ago, we had a close call with Hurricane Dorian, which was a “Cat 5” and got within 100 miles of us.  In the process of putting up my shutters, I smashed the tip of the ring finger … Continue reading

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Talk with and listen to your patients! You never know where the conversation will lead.

A short story for today’s blog: Today a patient came in for his recall visit. He’s relatively new to the practice… maybe a year. Super-nice guy – 27 years old. We did some routine restorative treatment for him. He has … Continue reading

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Even Office Staff Need TLD (Tender-Loving-Dentistry)

Yesterday, when I arrived at the office, my office manager told me that she felt tooth #7 “crack” and now it’s loose.  At the end of the day, I took a look.  I was able to remove the crown / … Continue reading

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Strive for Perfection. Be Happy with “Darned Good.”

Dentistry is demanding in many ways.  It’s physically demanding.  It’s mentally demanding.  Dentists have to wear a lot of hats.  We are the primary producer in a business.  We are the doctor.  We are the manager.  We are the CEO, … Continue reading

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I’m NOT “Lovin’ it.” McDentists Strike Again.

It’s been a while since I’ve written!  Busy with life and uninspired. Today I saw an emergency patient for a dentist-friend who is out of town.  She’s a new patient for my friend.  A veneer (on #9) that was done … 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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