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December 2016 Blog Posts (3)

The Second Business Which You Never Know You Have

Most doctors forgot, or never knew, that you do not own one but two distinctively different businesses and yet are running it as one.

This amounts to the same catastrophic magnitude as administering the same medicine to two children from the same family while having taken only one child's vital…

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Added by Helmut Flasch on December 16, 2016 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Make Your Own Sickle Scaler

Curette Sharpened To Sickle Scaler

I like to keep it simple. I don’t use sickle scalers. I can’t remember the last time I used one, especially in a posterior area. I used a universal curette, a University of California 5/6 (virtually the same as the Columbia 4R/4L)* and the ever so versatile Gracey 13/14. Actually, I had four curettes in my setup, one each of the above and one each of the above that had been sharpened to the point where their blades were narrow. I referred to the…

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Added by Richard L. Pascoe DDS MS on December 13, 2016 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Dental Industry Truth, Hyperbole, and Responsible Publishing

There is an old saying in the academic world, “publish or perish”. There is a much more current saying in the tech world, “garbage in, garbage out”. They both are true and, unfortunately, pertain to much of our “academic” literature.

When I ponder this, two things come to mind. First, there are many things that we were taught simply because the people teaching us were taught the same thing. And many of these so called facts go back several generations of educators. It’s amazing how…

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Added by Richard L. Pascoe DDS MS on December 5, 2016 at 2:44pm — No Comments

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