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April 4, 2012 News ClinicalEndodonticsEvidence based dentistryInnovations in dentistryNew productsNew TechnologiesTechnologyYouTube

How many drills does it take to create an osteotomy, burs to prep a veneer, an inlay-onlay, a crown?

by ken

How many files does it take to sculpt a root canal space if: (Illogical logic of dangerous dichotomies – PART DEUX) A root canal space is an arborizational, anastomotic, labyrinthine complexity, morphologically comparable to the pathways of a maze. http://endodontiafobusp.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/apical-delta/apical-delta1/

April 3, 2012 News ClinicalContinuing EducationEminence based dentistryEndodonticsEvidence based dentistryNew TechnologiesPathologyResearch

Illogical Logic of Dangerous Dichotomies

by ken

http://www.slideshare.net/kendo160/wave-one-jan2012 http://www.slideshare.net/kendo160/dentinal-tubule-infection-as-the-cause-of-recurrent-disease-and-late-endodontic-treatment-failure-a-case-report-12270277 If you read both these articles, you have to be left with a sense of the “dangerous dichotomies” in their relative perspective. If one were to consider all possibilities suggested “in a step by step linear manner” and then

April 2, 2012 News CancerClinicalDecay assessment and preventionDental equipmentDental examinationDental researchEminence based dentistryEvidence based dentistryHealth screeningsInnovations in dentistryOral cancerPathology

What you talkin’ ’bout Willis?!

by ken

Fluorescence mainly an adjunct for occlusal caries detection By Kathy Kincade, Editor in Chief DrBicuspid – April 2, 2012 — While fluorescence-based caries detection devices have been shown to offer clinical decision-making support, visual inspection should continue to be the primary detection method for

March 30, 2012 News ClinicalEndodonticsEvidence based dentistryResearch

Are the implant claims re; treatment outcome success subjected to the same analyses….nuh uh!

by ken

Implants work almost 100% of the time, yet in reviewing the last 6 months of topics on the podium, those webinared and in the literature, the concerns are about trouble shooting, peri-implantitis and peri-mucositis. Below are two articles from the endodontic

March 27, 2012 News ClinicalContinuing EducationEminence based dentistryEndodonticsEvidence based dentistryManagementMarketing strategiesNew productsNew Technologies

Crippled Epistomology

by ken

Op-ed piece from an online discussion forum……..worth a read….everything is grist for the mill……….there is method and madness in the concept of a dental knowledge network in Canada. There is no question that anonymity will lead to some incendiary commentary,

February 17, 2012 News BlogsEndodonticsEvidence based dentistry

This ‘un’s for all you single file users; that’s a joke son, I say a joke

by ken

The images and videos of “The Root Canal Anatomy Project” blog were developed at the Laboratory of Endodontics of Ribeirao Preto Dental School – Univesity of Sao Paulo – and may be freely used for attributed noncommercial educational purposes by

January 22, 2012 News Clinical case reportEndodonticsEvidence based dentistry

Clinical Endodontic Case from Brazil

by ken

MENTOR / NEXUS – Multiplatform Educational Nexus Terminal for Online Resources / Node for Educational Excellence and Unified Searches………..pick an acronym, pick a study club, an association, an institution – read article – and then ask yourself, why this educational modality

January 14, 2012 News Eminence based dentistryEvidence based dentistry

Liar liar, pants on fire

by ken

The frequency with which scientists fabricate and falsify data, or commit other forms of scientific misconduct is a matter of controversy. Many surveys have asked scientists directly whether they have committed or know of a colleague who committed research misconduct,

December 28, 2011 News Clinical case reportDental industryDental researchElearningEminence based dentistryEvidence based dentistryGeneral NewsInnovations in dentistry

The power of media to subvert

by ken

The fun part of being a grandfather is when the kids take a nap, you can justify taking one too.  The fun part of a nap at my age is that you can catch up on non-dental reading, albeit, the

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 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

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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 23, 2011 News Evidence based dentistryInnovations in dentistryMinimally invasive dentistry

Who You Are? – Addendum to Introducing Dental Students to Evidence-Based Decisions in Dental Care

by ken

By David Brooks of the New York Times – while the article may be tangential to the routine of PM gurus which in truth has varied little in my 137 years in dental practice, it’s a worthwhile read.  Prospect Theory

September 4, 2011 News Decay assessment and preventionEvidence based dentistry

Dentists not heeding ADA’s call to seal noncavitated lesions

by ken

By Rob Goszkowski, Assistant Editor Dr. Bicuspid September 1, 2011 — As it rolls out clinical recommendations, the ADA is on a mission to guide general dentists to a decision-making process that combines the doctor’s experience and the patient’s preference with

September 2, 2011 News EndodonticsEvidence based dentistry

Caveat emptor

by ken

The longer I practice, the more consumed I am with evidence versus eminence based science. Accelerator pedals lock, rubber flies off tires, SUV‘s are prone to rollover and endodontic files will break no matter who says no. From the ROOTS

August 10, 2011 News Evidence based dentistryFluorideResearchRestorative

A recent study supports the use of fluoride-releasing dental restoratives

by ken

From Dental Healthub Imaging Wednesday, August 10, 2011 A recent study published in Prilozi (2011, 32(1):283-94;http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21822195) suggests that fluoride-releasing conventional glass ionomer, resin modified glass-ionomer, compomer and glass ionomer cement restorations help to reduce secondary caries in permanent immature and

July 22, 2011 News EndodonticsEvidence based dentistry

Retreatment of failing endodontic procedures REDUX (3)

by ken

Logic, logical progression, critical thinking, comprehensive reasoning…….and all things fall into place. ILLOGICAL BETTER – but no cigar THINK BIO – LOGICALLY Time for comments and questions…….

June 28, 2011 News Cosmetic DentistryEvidence based dentistry

Oh yoo Canadians!!

by ken

From Dr. Bicuspid – June 28, 2011 Researchers from the University of Alberta conducted a systematic search of electronic databases, including Medline, PubMed, Embase,Cochrane Library,and Web of Science up until May 2010. They identified and selected articles in which investigators

June 15, 2011 News Evidence based dentistry

Are we doing enough?

by ken

I would like to refer you to: https://public.me.com/ken.serota160 Download the article listed as sdarticle.pdf Lars Spangberg is passing the baton as the Section Editor for Endodontology in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology. He is a

June 4, 2011 News Computer softwareCone beam computed tomographyCosmetic DentistryData storageDentoMaxilloFacialRadiologyDigital radiographyElearningEvidence based dentistryInnovations in dentistryNew TechnologiesTradeshowsTrends in Dental EducationTrends in Dentistry

Live dental events help grow 3-D education

by ken

From Dental IQ – June 3, 2011 HATFIELD, Pennsylvania–The 3D Imaging Institute, sponsored by Imaging Sciences International, has announced the latest addition to its curriculum of 3-D dentistry events: the Live 3D Dentistry Forum. Image via Wikipedia To read more