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Do what you do best: A statement to live by

March 17, 2010

There was a time when people were forced to focus on and improve areas they were not strong in. It was widely accepted to spend enormous amounts of time trying to get good at things that just didn’t come naturally. If spelling was an issue, hours were spent on reciting the correct spelling of words. If math skills were weak reams of paper were used practicing long division. As time goes on, thoughts change. Today people are encouraged to concentrate on strengths. They are taught to surround themselves with people with strengths in the areas they find challenging. “Do what you do best” is a good statement to live by. Why spend time and effort on things that are difficult?

D. Walter Cohen: An iconic icon

March 11, 2010

Each generation has a different concept or image of an icon of contemporary culture. D. Walter Cohen is such an icon of dentistry. He is a pinnacle of energy and accomplishment with a glitter of idealism. Even today, in his 80s, he will play tennis early in the morning before he practices periodontics at his office.

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Enhancing dentistry with the dental-video procedure scope

March 11, 2010

Every once in a while a dental product comes along with the ability to change our lives for the better, such as the high-speed handpiece. The Dental Procedure Scope is also one of those powerful tools.

Practice transition planning

March 11, 2010

For most dentists, ownership of their dental practice is the major focus of their energy expenditures, financial situation and professional lives. Years of blood, sweat and tears, coupled with the relationships formed with both staff and patients, have caused dentists to form a deep-seated emotional attachment with their practice. For many, the dollar value of that practice represents a significant portion of their financial assets. For the new dentist, there is a definite value in acquiring the patient base that has taken the transitioning dentist years to develop and will provide an immediate and substantial cash flow.

Diagnostic tool helps detect fractures

February 12, 2010

The e-Dx endodontic diagnostic tool is available from Jordco. The e-Dx is described as the next generation in endodontic diagnostic instruments. The instrument can easily cold and fracture test teeth. Using a special open cell foam insert, the e-Dx stores dental coolants longer, enabling a doctor to cold test multiple teeth.

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Better sleep through dentistry?

February 11, 2010

In an interview with Dental Tribune, Dr Gy Yatros of Dental Sleep Solutions in Holmes Beach, FL, USA, discusses obstructive sleep apnea, its medical ramifications — and what dentists can do to treat the condition.

Taking aim at dentin hypersensitivity

February 11, 2010

In an interview with Dental Tribune, Dr Fotinos S. Panagakos, director of clinical research relations and strategy within the Research and Development division of Colgate-Palmolive Co., discusses dentin hypersensitivity, its effect on patients and the dentists who treat them — and a new product that can help alleviate the condition.

An evidence-based endodontic implant algorithm; untying the Gordian Knot

January 26, 2010

Over the years, endodontics has diminished itself by enabling the presumption that it is comprised of a narrowly defined service mix; root canal therapy purportedly begins at the apex and ends at the orifice. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is the catalyst and precursor of a multivariate continuum, potentially the foundational pillar of all phases of any rehabilitation.

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