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Sigh … Where are the easy ones? Part 2
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Sigh … Where are the easy ones? Part 2

You saw this 55-year-old patient in my last blog, 'Sigh...Where Are The Easy Ones? Part 1', so you know that she has a deteriorating joint on the left side...

| 8 years ago
Sigh … Where are the easy ones? Part 1
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Sigh … Where are the easy ones? Part 1

It has been said that there are no easy cases, and I think that I believe it after the run of new patients I've had the past six months. So, once again,...

| 8 years ago
It is Always a Question of Values
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It is Always a Question of Values

I have a good friend who recently had a very challenging experience with her longtime dentist. She has been in the practice since she was a child and...

| 8 years ago
Sometimes You Gotta
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Sometimes You Gotta

I just spent eight days in remote Alaska. No access to any electronic communication devices except a satellite phone in case of a bear eating my leg....

| 9 years ago
Don't You Love a Challenge?
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Don't You Love a Challenge?

This young lady decided to try shooting a handgun that had considerable recoil. Without proper instruction, she pulled the trigger and the gun kicked...

| 9 years ago
Photo Tips
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Photo Tips

Those blasted buccal shots! Hard to see and hard to be sure that the correct alignment and framing are in the image. Most of the time, I believe that...

| 9 years ago
You Gotta Play!
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You Gotta Play!

We were hiking in Sedona, Ariz. over the holiday weekend. I think other than the scenery, the best part was not having a cell phone signal most of the...

| 9 years ago
An Ethical Discussion
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An Ethical Discussion

Here's one for you all to debate. This 20-year-old is a new patient in my practice and I have not yet worked up the case. She had 10 upper and eight...

| 10 years ago
Off the Pedestal
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Off the Pedestal

Not too long ago, in one of my blogs, I was chastised by a responder for not doing what he thought I should have done. This was followed by the comment,...

| 10 years ago
No, Bite on your BACK Teeth - Part Four
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No, Bite on your BACK Teeth - Part Four

OK, I have learned a bunch about mandibular repositioning appliances since I showed this image the first time. I didn't know what I didn't know!!...

| 10 years ago
No, Bite on Your BACK Teeth - Part Three
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No, Bite on Your BACK Teeth - Part Three

OK, it is now official. I didn't know what I was talking about when I wrote about the complications of the snore guard (see Parts One and Two of this...

| 10 years ago
Weird Stuff I Get to See
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Weird Stuff I Get to See

This bridge has been in place for about 20 years. The patient is beginning a comprehensive course of treatment and we are getting ready for ortho so...

| 10 years ago