Category Archives: What Happened Today

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

Go tribal with your website marketing!

Over the years (since 1999), I’ve gradually added to my website.  After 22 years, I’ve got over 50 pages on my site. Something I’ve constantly advocated (to other dentists) is to avoid “catch-all” web pages on your website.  For example:  … Continue reading

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They say veneers don’t work!

Veneers don’t last! Over the years, I’ve encountered colleagues that claim veneers are doomed to fail…. Or, that they are less predictable than crowns.  “Veneers pop off.”  “Veneers break,” they say.   Baloney! I’ve been fortunate to have practiced for … Continue reading

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Your Fees are high, but…

This will be a short blog post. Today, a long-time patient was in the chair for a crown delivery.  None of these photos are of this particular case. As is usually the case, the crown dropped in with perfect contacts… … Continue reading

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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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