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October 2010 Blog Posts (16)

Danger in energy drinks? Many say yes.

Recently, ESPN put out an interesting article on energy drinks and the effects they're having on today's youth. The article was picked up by the FDA and pushed out in their "NewsWatch" e-newsletter. I hope you'll take a few moments to read the article, watch the video, and think about what's being said. I was very surprised.

I know that…

Added by Kevin Henry on October 31, 2010 at 11:27am — 4 Comments

Maybe you, me, and LeBron James have something in common

Tonight is a big night for me and my 12-year-old daughter. We'll be heading down the Turner Turnpike from Tulsa to Oklahoma City to cheer on the Thunder in their season-opening NBA matchup against the Chicago Bulls. We're season-ticket holders and it's a good time for my daughter and me to catch up, chat, and for her to watch some of the best athletes in the world play a sport that she loves to play as well.

Since the Thunder relocated to Oklahoma City from Seattle, I've…

Added by Kevin Henry on October 27, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Rocky Horror Glee Show with Carl the dentist

An update on Carl the dentist (John Stamos) on Glee. He can dance and sing! I suppose since Stamos has been in several Broadway productions it makes sense Glee would use him for a production, and last night he was Eddie in "Rocky Horror." He wore black leather, made his entrance on a motorcycle, and sang "Whatever Happened to Saturday Night?"


Added by Meg Kaiser on October 27, 2010 at 8:56am — 3 Comments

Don Draper's secretary's teeth

I actually found a dental angle for my favorite show -- Mad Men! I was reading one of my favorite recaps of the show when what should the comments turn to but Megan's teeth!

The commenter inquired, "Does anyone know if Megan's teeth actually belong to the actress or are being worn as part of the character? They sure look real. Frankly…

Added by Meg Kaiser on October 20, 2010 at 2:03pm — 2 Comments

ADA compliance, the Law vs You

So you've decided its time to remodel your practice based upon a number of factors like old age, worn finishes, out dated technology, or maybe just wanting to be part of the consciences of being a green dental office. But did you ever think that there was also one major issue that needed to be reviewed as well. One issue that could tie your practice up in a lawsuit for non compliance. And it would not be an OSHA or a HIPPA issue. But one of ADA compliance!

Now I know that most… Continue

Added by David Colombo on October 19, 2010 at 11:37am — 1 Comment



I was wondering what other offices use communicating. I run between both my hygienists in the back and when i get a phone call or someone needs me they have to track me down. We just have a simple phone system. I wanted to check into getting perhaps a cordless headset so when i have a call they just notify me and i can take it or tell them to take a message. Is there anything out there like this?

Added by Michele Roberts on October 19, 2010 at 11:03am — 1 Comment

Teen Celeb Alyson Stoner teams with Oral-B

Teen celebrity Alyson Stoner, best known for her roles in Step Up 3 and Camp Rock 1 and 2 (but I remember as Sarah Baker in Cheaper by the Dozen), is talking about oral health for teens and hopes her peers will listen.
Those of us in the dental world are happy to hear from her. Teens tend to listen to their peers, and Alyson seems sincere in her efforts to get teens on board with good oral health.
"Fifty-one million hours are spent at the dentist's office instead of school every…

Added by Meg Kaiser on October 19, 2010 at 10:28am — 2 Comments

Free Dental Sedation CE Online

Conscious Sedation Consulting has announced the launch of a comprehensive online dental sedation course.

This online continuing education course is for the non-anesthesiologists and non-anesthetist dental providers who are involved in or are considering the administration of sedation or the monitoring and or recovery of sedated patients.…


Added by Randy Pigg on October 15, 2010 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Blogging while listening to CR Foundation's Dr. Paul Child in Macau, China

I'm sitting in Macua, China, listening to Dr. Paul Child of CR Foundation speak to the crowd during the second day of the World Dental Forum, sponsored by Modern Dental Laboratory. It's a great mix of dentists and lab personnel from all over the world.

Here are some of Dr. Child's thoughts as I listen to him during his 90-minute presentation...

There is no silver bullet for every patient. Any product that comes out and says that it can fix everything in every situation… Continue

Added by Kevin Henry on October 13, 2010 at 11:20pm — 1 Comment

A fun perspective on "worst celebrity teeth"

This site has a name ( that indicates it's for a teenaged audience, yet I found their take on worst celebrity teeth quite enjoyable. There are 15 (keep clicking if the screen comes up empty) celebrities featured with tongue-in-cheek opinions about their bad teeth and gums.

I believe some of them have made changes or repairs, for instance, Hillary Duff received so much criticism about her chiclet teeth (which I'm sure she paid a fortune for) that she had them…

Added by Meg Kaiser on October 13, 2010 at 11:43am — 1 Comment

Blowing up your practice is not as hard as you think!

Now don't take that the wrong way, we each strive to build our business models based upon professionalism and providing the best patient care possible. But take a

look at your practice and evaluate how your practice looks to the incoming new

potential patient.

Ask yourself these simple 5 questions:

1) Is my practice…


Added by David Colombo on October 13, 2010 at 10:05am — 2 Comments

From Orlando to Hong Kong...

I added video recaps for the first two days of the ADA Annual Session, so I thought I'd write a little about the third day of the show. Show rhymes with slow, and that's what the third day was. Many exhibitors asked me why the show was Saturday-Monday this year and I think a lot of people were wondering that with the less-than-awesome attendance in the exhibit hall.

Overall, I think exhibitors will tell you that Sunday was the best day on the show floor while the bookend days were… Continue

Added by Kevin Henry on October 13, 2010 at 1:52am — 11 Comments

An unlikely star in "Best Worst Movie"

A popular dentist in Alexander City, Alabama, Dr. George Hardy, doesn't talk much about his movie acting days. Turns out he's one of the main players in the 1990 movie "Troll 2." No, I hadn't heard of it either. But now it's the subject of a new documentary, "Best Worst Movie." "Troll 2" has also built up a cult following over the years, drawing crowds at art house theaters and midnight showings.

According to the article on, Dr. Hardy is…

Added by Meg Kaiser on October 5, 2010 at 2:45pm — 1 Comment

scheduling hygiene pts

Hi, I was wondering what is your format about scheduling pts for hygiene? I sometimes am scheduling pts into 7 months vs 6. I have 2 hygienists. They see 8 pts a day. Mon-Thurs. My practice consist of: 6 monthers, 3 & 4 mth recalls. So i have a list of pts to call when i get an opening because my schedule changes all the time. Any suggestions?


Added by Michele Roberts on October 5, 2010 at 11:06am — 1 Comment

Dental Management School, Fall Semester 2010

Wednesday, October 6 @ 6:30PM -Links2Success Dental Management School , Appointment Scheduling Class! Call Christine on 1-888-910-4441 to register.… Continue

Added by Christine Taxin on October 3, 2010 at 1:46pm — No Comments

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