Category Archives: What Happened Today

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

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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Avoid the “Monkey Dance” with Road Ragers

Last night, at about 7pm (still daylight), I was taking my son to “stick and puck” at the hockey rink.  I live in a semi-rural area.  I  was going down a road that “Ts” into another road (3-way intersection with … Continue reading

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Saved Another Dentist From the Bus

Yesterday, I saw a patient for a 2nd opinion.  She had a full mouth rehab with implants and was reportedly not happy with the result.  I didn’t take any photos.  This will be a short and sweet blog post.  But, … 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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“Howard (Farran) Speaks” Podcast with Yours Truly

About 6 weeks ago, I Skyped with Dr. Howard Farran to be interviewed for his “Howard Speaks” podcast series.  It was published today (see below).  We talked about a variety of topics from website marketing to “organized” dentistry to advice … 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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Changing Lives Again

I love what I do for a number of reasons.  I like the combination of engineering, biology, physics, and art that goes into restoring teeth and smiles.  I like that we can eliminate a patient’s pain, usually in a single … Continue reading

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Putting Out Fires

Some days, I feel like I’m the dental version of a fireman.  On Monday, I saw a new patient who had been referred to me by a colleague in Ohio (who knows me through the Dentaltown message boards).  The patient … Continue reading

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How Do You Tell a Patient Her New Crown Must Be Replaced?

A family that was in my practice moved out of state (Iowa) several years ago.  They recently returned and became patients in my practice again.  First, the husband came in, as a tooth was bothering him, and he had been … Continue reading

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