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September 8, 2011 News General News

FBI forensic course to convene in California

by ken

From the ADA – September 6th Sacramento, Calif.–The Federal Bureau of Investigation‘s Criminal Justice Information Services Division is sponsoring a workshop Sept. 17-18 in Sacramento,Calif.,on coding dental forensic information for the National Crime Information Center and the National Dental Image

September 2, 2011 News Blogs

I think I can, I think I can

by ken

NEXUS – NOT LEXUS – NEXUS – there are links to dental blogs all over the NET – start with www.dentalblogs.com and go from there. OR – YOU COULD SEND YOUR BLOGS TO ME AND I COULD START A LIST

August 27, 2011 News General News

Critical thinking and the Bayesian Conspiracy

by ken

Much of dentistry today is based on the mind projection fallacy.  In order to explain consider the following – “If a tree falls in the forest, and no one hears it, does it make a sound?”  I remember seeing an actual

August 3, 2011 News Burn out

Burned Out? How Doctors Recover Their Spark

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From Medscape Today News – Shelly M. Reese When Steve Hyman, MD, from Nashville, Tennessee, looks back,he doesn’t like the person he used to be. “I was a lot meaner then,” says Hyman, an anesthesiologist. “I was a lot less

June 21, 2011 News Implantology

AstraZeneca Near Sale of Unit to Dentsply

by ken

From Bloomberg – June 21, 2011 AstraZeneca Plc (AZN) is close to an agreement to sell Astra Tech, a Swedish maker of dental implants and medical devices, to Dentsply International Inc. (XRAY) for about $1.8 billion,said a person with knowledge of the sale.

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

June 2, 2011 News General News

It’s not about you

by ken

This posting is by David Brooks, an op-ed columnist for the NY Times.  In my next life, I want to come back as about // much of his brain.  Not about dentistry or dentists specifically, not everything is or should

March 30, 2011 News Implantology

When Is The Right Time To Place Dental Implants In Teenagers

by ken

Posted by Dr. Todd Welch on Mar 29, 2011 in Dental Implants (Tooth Implants) Email Sharebar This is an important question and the current wisdom is not to have implants placed until jaw and facial growth are complete. Although it

February 21, 2011 News Social networkingTrends in Dentistry

Social Media for Dentists – time to take your head outta the sand and stop shrieking the sky is falling

by ken

This continues to grow and grow and grow. The following is small component of the lastest blog by Jason Lipscomb…….I suggest you consider visiting the site Social Media for Dentists. It continues to grow and grow and this is a

February 18, 2011 News General News

50 ways to lose your liver – it’s a game changer alright

by ken

The 50 Greatest Game Changers in Dentistry Townies were asked one simple question: In your opinion, what person,event,story, technology, product or service do you think has been the biggest “game changer” in all of dentistry? And here are the results.

February 9, 2011 News Practice management

Three Grecian Legacies – Goodness, Ethics and Souvlaki

by ken

by Linda Zdanowicz from Exceptional Dental Practice Management “Ethics is all about spiritually healthy people in socially harmonious relationships.”  ~Tom Morris~ When I read Tom’s definition of ethics I can’t help but think that we can’t have one without the

February 4, 2011 News Dental HygienePreventive Dentistry

In lieu of joy buzzers, techniques for motivation

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by Angie Stone,RDH,B – from Dental Tribune Patient after patient, hour after hour, day after day hygienists can be heard delivering oral hygiene instruction (OHI) to their patients. This task has the ability to become mundane. So mundane that other

January 1, 2011 News General NewsTrends in Dental Education

Thought for a New Year

by ken

The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale George Bernard Shaw said, “People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and

July 5, 2010 News General News

Um? Um; um; Um? Um; um

by ken

Researchers have recently published a study that analyzes the effects that periodontal disease and tooth loss have on the decline of cognitive abilities. The outcome determined that there may be a link that will undoubtedly give patients and dentists a

May 23, 2010 News Pathology

Oral Cancer Review

by ken

Almost all oral cancers start in the cells lining the oral cavity (the mouth). These cells, which are flat and scale-like, are called squamous cells. When a cancer begins in these cells, it is known as a squamous cell carcinoma.