Monthly Archives: October 2014

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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The Dental Warrior (mobile) Has Been Hacked!

Fair warning, and my apologies… My blog has been hacked such that if you access it with a mobile device, you will be redirected to a porn app. I’ve got people working on it at this time.  I hope to … Continue reading

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Website + Email + Remote Login = New Patient

I’ve had a website for my practice since 1999.  Several years ago, I added an Appointment Request Form that is forwarded to me by email.  And, for many years, when I got such a request over the weekend, there wasn’t … Continue reading

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Spelling & Grammar Count!

Or do they?  Should they? Increasingly, I’ve noticed poor spelling, grammar, and syntax in the media.  I see it in print and on TV.  While I suspect many don’t think it matters, and many don’t see it (because of their … Continue reading

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