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I'll Keep That Case, Thank You!
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I'll Keep That Case, Thank You!

Many years ago when I was new to my own practice I had a hard conversation with one of the periodontists with whom I was working. I told him that I was...

| 5 years ago
Thoughts on Being a Volunteer
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Thoughts on Being a Volunteer

I just finished a week at Open Wide Foundation's clinic in Peronia, Guatemala. It was a chance for me to grow, yet again, in this life I love. I...

| 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
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
Spear Study Clubs
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Spear Study Clubs

WOW! We have 66 Spear Study Clubs who are now officially registered and 'in the fold.' Hard for me to believe since we just started in June of 2009....

| 10 years ago
Yes, I Practice!
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Yes, I Practice!

I am asked on a regular basis if I still practice or if I only lead Spear Study Clubs and teach. I understand the question, but it still takes me by surprise....

| 10 years ago