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February 21, 2012 News Dental ethics

My dentist screwed up!

by ken

The following came from a GOOGLE DENTAL NEWS ALERT. It’s happened to all of us at one time or another…..how would you handle this situation…..please comment for others to follow the thought process…….cheers Dear Annie: My dentist performed a root

January 28, 2012 News Dental AssociationsDental ethics

Leading with heart; not your heart on your sleeve

by ken

from Mouthing OffMouthing Off | Blog of the American Student Dental Association by Kim Schneider Mike Staver, CEO, The Staver Group, is the keynote speaker at ASDA’s Annual Session, Feb. 29-March 3. His presentation “Leadership Isn’t For Cowards” will teach dental students about the power of

January 25, 2012 News Dental ethics

What would YOU DO?!

by ken

Patient was referred to an office by a dentist in regard to tooth #2.5 treated by an associate.  The patient was advised that the palatal canal was not detected and a PFM was placed about 6 months ago. Patient now

January 24, 2012 News Dental ethicsHumour

There at the post…………

by ken

From AP and Yahoo News……..Yahoo in this case is quite accurate……and who knew that you can use paper clips on a temporary basis……..you gotta love a lawyer……. NEW BEDFORD, Massachusetts (AP) — A former dentist in the U.S. has pleaded

December 27, 2011 News Dental ethicsEminence based dentistryEvidence based dentistry

Pseudo-Science and Sponsorship versus Science and Censorship: A Duel Lasting Centuries or Underway

by ken

If you wish to ignore my blather, simply read the article on the link below. I couldn’t help but reflect on the past year in dentistry. There is no question technology is elevating the service mix of the profession; however,

December 15, 2011 News BlogsDental ethicsWebsites

Yelp – errrh, I need Help!!!! Dentists Feel Online Reviews Are Extortion to Defend Reputation

by ken

By Catherine Hughes Negative online reviews have made headlines in the past few weeks with patients suing doctors and doctors suing Google. It’s a hot topic among dentists who feel they have little recourse when an unflattering review is posted on sites like

December 7, 2011 News BlogsBurn outDental AssociationsDental ethicsDental industryElectronic Health RecordsEncryption

Encryption – is there a reason why it’s not being explained?

by ken

A individual in attendance at an Ontario Dental Association meeting last evening was told, that unless email messages pertaining to patients are sent “encrypted” between colleagues, they are in essence inappropriate, perhaps illegal and tantamount to violation of the Piracy

December 2, 2011 News Decay assessment and preventionDental equipmentDental ethicsEvidence based dentistryInnovations in dentistryMarketing strategiesMinimally invasive dentistry

A Closer Look at Teeth May Mean More Fillings

by ken

By Ritchie S. King – the New York Times – November 28, 2011 Until 2010, Amelia Nuwer, 22, visited the same dentist every year in Biloxi, Miss., her hometown. And every year she came back with a clean bill of

November 20, 2011 News Cosmetic DentistryDental ethics

Dentists grinning as demand for new smiles soars

by ken

From the Land of OZ IT WAS once the essential beauty feature for celebrities obsessed with appearance. But that dazzling white smile has moved beyond the Hollywood hills and into the Australian suburbs. Read more: and before you read below

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There is a god; we made the New York Times Sunday Review

by ken

IT’S become commonplace to criticize the “Occupy” movement for failing to offer an alternative vision. But the thousands of activists in the streets of New York and London aren’t the only ones lacking perspective: economists, to whom we might expect

October 26, 2011 News Dental ethics

Sliding down the greased pole

by ken

By Donna Domino, Feature Editor Dr. Bicuspid October 25, 2011 — Scandals, lawsuits, a growing focus on commercialization and self-promotion, and dentists who prescribe excessive treatments are tarnishing the profession’s image, according to a presentation on ethics at the recent

October 23, 2011 News Continuing EducationDental ethicsInnovations in dentistryNew dentistsNew gradsNew TechnologiesTeam motivationTreatment planningTrends in Dental EducationTrends in Dentistry

Introducing Dental Students to Evidence-Based Decisions in Dental Care

by ken

How do we move beyond basic technical fundamentals which are the mainstay of salesforce based education into more purposeful and relevant self-directed learning……….I plan on approaching the author of this paper with the hope that he will contribute to this

October 15, 2011 News Dental ethics

G. V. Blacklist

by ken

From –  Some dentists have disclosed their patients‘ private information on a so-called ‘black list‘ on a website asking other colleagues not to treat them. The patients, however, do not know whether they are on the list because they are

September 5, 2011 News Dental ethics

Publish-or-perish: Peer review and the corruption of science

by ken

Time to look for a deserted island and a cave. Politics is a given, Wall Street has always been the world’s largest legalized casino, religion, let’s not go there, but now, science. In the immortal words of Marlon Brando in

July 27, 2011 News Dental ethicsOrthodontics

Randy Lang – we need your Bill Maher New Rules sermon now more than ever

by ken

Just gonna let the image speak for itself………..if you’re really interested, I have a 90 second webinar in low resolution – why spend money on HD when you can get the gist in low res – on one file one

July 23, 2011 News Dental ethics

Reader’s Digest – Laughter is the best dentistry?

by ken

I asked my office manager why we have four subscriptions to Reader’s Digest….her response, they are routinely “five finger discounted” from the reception area……not Vogue or Veranda or Golf Digest, Road and Track, we tried the Robb Report for a

July 1, 2011 News APPsChronic dental care for the elderlyCloud computingCommunity outreachComputer softwareData storageDental ethicsElectronic Health RecordsSocial networkingTechnologyTrends in Dentistry

Connected health isn’t about the devices – it must align people and providers

by ken

This blog entry is about medical issues, but it can readily be extrapolated to our client base and dental insurers. I am no actuary, but I’ll make book that dental benefits in this economy with contract renewals for unions and

June 22, 2011 News Dental ethicsPrivacy issues

When the ridiculous becomes the sublime!

by ken

First read the following quote from Shakespeare and then read below All:God save your majesty! Cade:I thank you, good people–there shall be no money; all shall eatand drink on my score, and I will apparel them all in one livery,that

June 21, 2011 News Dental ethicsGeneral NewsPractice management

Heart and Soul – above all else,to thine own self be true – a passion play

by ken

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June 14, 2011 News Dental ethicsDental industryDental Laboratories

Why Your Dentist Costs So Much

by ken

From Sarah Lorge Butler – CBS Money Watch.com – June 10, 2011 Back in April I wrote about a person near and dear to me — yes, my husband — who needed two new crowns for $3,442. I published his