Yearly Archives: 2014

REAL Dental Warrior – Dr. McBadAss, WW2 Medal of Honor Recipient!

I just learned about U.S. Army dentist, Captain Ben L. Salomon.  And, wow!  What a story! Dr. Ben L. Salomon was drafted into the Army in World War II.  He ended up as a front-line surgeon.  That’s right… in war … Continue reading

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Git Ya Some Trainin’

My first shots ever were around age 12 at summer camp (with a .22 rifle).  In high school, I shot a few friends’ guns and bought my own shotgun (later lost in a house fire).  “Practice” was infrequent plinking on … Continue reading

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We’ve Got Spit. We’ve Got Class…

…New York dentists kick Florida ass! Or so it would seem, if you look at this ad.  My hygienist clipped this from the newspaper over the weekend and brought it in.  See the full ad below (after the jump). The … Continue reading

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You Lost Me at Hello. Red Flags.

With 26 years of practice under my belt, one of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned is when to NOT treat a patient.  Just ten days ago, I blogged about a very nice new patient:  You Had Me at Hello.  … Continue reading

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“I’m on the beach, and my crown came out.”

I’ve said it a thousand times, if I’ve said it once.  The smartest thing I ever did, business-wise, was to create a well-optimized and well-written website. Today, at the end of the day, we got a call at the office.  … Continue reading

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Have Gun. Will Travel.

Doc With a Glock My sister, the pediatrician, just asked me about traveling with her gun.  She has a license to carry concealed in her home state, and she’s traveling by air to another state that recognizes her license.  I’m … Continue reading

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You Had Me at Hello.

Today a new patient came in for an exam.  He is a 50 year old who hasn’t been to a dentist in about 15 years.  He is embarrassed by multiple missing and broken teeth… some right up front.  Some are … Continue reading

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But, I Live in a Nice Neighborhood.

Crime can (and does) happen anywhere.  I’m amused when people rest easy and say, “I’m in a good neighborhood.”  Ummmm…  That’s where criminals go, because it’s where the GOOD stuff is! I talked to my dad last night.  He called … Continue reading

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I Never Use Retraction Cord

Except when I do… I rarely use retraction cord for crown preps, as I try to keep my margins equigingival or supragingival.  If I need retraction, I’ll usually reach for my Picasso Lite diode laser first.  Or, I may use … Continue reading

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Is It Safe? Yes. The Dental Warrior Is Safe.

My blog got hacked (despite some pretty heavy-duty security measures). But, it’s fixed now.  Hooray! To my fellow bloggers and website owners, I can recommend the service provided by Sucuri to clean and protect your site from malware. Now, … Continue reading

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