Tag Archives: x-rays

The ADA Finally Chimes in About Brain Tumor Study

American Dental Association ≠ Testicular Fortitude I admit to being surprised that the normally spineless group of eunuchs that make up the ADA leadership stood up to this abjectly flawed study.  Sort of.  The ADA effectively points out the issues … Continue reading

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American Cancer Society Disavows Brain Tumor Study?

American Cancer Society replies to my reply. I just got another email from ACS replying to my reply to their reply.   Does it seem to you they are now disavowing responsibility for publishing the dental x-ray / brain tumor study?  … Continue reading

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American Cancer Society Responds!

ACS reports dental x-rays linked to brain tumors Yesterday I penned a missive to the American Cancer Society about their report linking dental x-rays to brain tumors.  You can see that letter by clicking here. Tonight, I got a reply: … Continue reading

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Oy veh! Here we go AGAIN! (x-rays)

Just when I thought the world could not get more stupid… they raised the bar of willful ignorance, AGAIN.  And, again! The headline all over the news today:  “Dental x-rays tied to brain tumors!” They cite a “study” published in … Continue reading

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I’ll Go to a Dentist I Can Tell What to Do! (x-rays again)

Ugh!  It doesn’t happen much, but it’s one thing I encounter in my practice of dentistry that is truly maddening.   It’s maddening because my personality is one that relies heavily on logic and facts. We all get patients who are … Continue reading

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You Can’t Fix Stupid (patients)

This is my ONE-HUNDREDTH blog post! Now on to your regularly scheduled program… I’m a blunt guy.  You’ll never be left wondering if what I say is congruent with what I think.  Surely some will think I’m being politically incorrect … Continue reading

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“Mrs. Smith… This is why we take x-rays.”

“X-rays are like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you’re going to get.” X-rays are a perennial battle we wage with a certain segment of our patients.  Can I get an “amen?” It’s really quite odd when you … Continue reading

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