New Area of Interest – Dental Sleep Medicine

First of all, I was having a discussion with a lovely patient today who was surprised to learn that I had a blog stream.  I had to admit that it had been a while since I had written, but I had no idea that it had been this long!  Lots has happened since the last post,...
Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

I started writing the next blog entry about mini dental implants, which will now be my next topic, and got a little side tracked on the topic of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw, or ONJ.  I want to give a brief disclaimer before this entry.  Please understand that I am not a...
First Muncie BNI

First Muncie BNI

As I am preparing for a meeting Thursday I thought I should share a bit about an organization I have been a part of for a few years now.  First Muncie BNI is a local chapter of Business Networking International, which is an organization that is about developing...
National Children’s Dental Health Month

National Children’s Dental Health Month

Since February is National Children’s Dental Health Month I have made a concerted effort to do my part here in Muncie by spending some time in a couple of local preschools.  I was scheduled to go to Selma United Methodist Church to speak with the preschool...

Dental Emergencies

I have had quite a few  new patients comment that they were surprised to learn that we were available to treat people with dental emergencies.  I tell all my regular patients that I will always have somebody available to take care of emergencies.  I know that Muncie...

Cold Weather Policy

I wanted to post a brief word about our official cold weather cancellation policies. The thought behind them is that while I appreciate everyone’s willingness to honor the commitment of a scheduled appointment , I don’t want to encourage anyone to endanger...

Continuing Education with CEREC

I am very excited to tell you that I will be attending a continuing education program this Friday dealing with optimization of the CEREC system which I have been using for several years. But before I discuss this class specifically I thought a general mention of...

Soda Pop is to Teeth as Cigarettes are to Lungs

In recent years I’ve been diagnosing an increasing number of teens, pre-teens, and young adults with severe cavities and decay. People of this age group are typically at low risk for the level of decay that I and many other dentists are finding. So what is the...

Oral Biopsy Procedures

As I reviewed our schedule for the last few weeks looking for blog topics I realized that I haven’t discussed the procedures involved in the collection, submission or analysis of tissue samples.  When we encounter unusual looking soft tissue areas that are...

Smile Design

I recently attended the ADA convention in San Francisco, which is one of my very favorite big cities.  In addition to enjoying the amenities of the city, I did attend several continuing education classes.  One of which had to do with the aesthetic zone ratio method of...