Sleep Dentistry and a Student for Life

I remember when I was in dental school and all I wanted was to finish and get out and practice dentistry. School was a means to an end, it’s what you had to go through to prepare yourself to go out and apply all of that knowledge in the real world.  To finally be done… Read More

Simple Quality

Simple ingredients of the highest quality done to perfection. People who have read my blog will see a very common theme: food, travel and family. What might be lost in my messages is that there are a lot of crossover opportunities and experiences that relate to or can be applied to good dentistry and patient… Read More

Providence Bridge Ride 2014

Sunday was the 19th annual Providence Bridge Pedal Ride in Portland and you couldn’t have asked for a better morning. The ride was 18,000 strong with the Healthy ‘n Fit pediatric weight management program this year being the beneficiary. Healthy ‘n Fit is an 8-week weight management program designed for young people ages 8 to… Read More

Oil Pulling

A patient last winter asked me if I was familiar with “oil pulling” and I confessed that I had not heard of it or knew anything about it. She shared with me that it had been recommended as a regimen that potentially had many therapeutic benefits. My interest was piqued and I did some homework… Read More

Good Food, Good Dentistry?

Does good food make for good dentistry? My staff bristles whenever I compare a dental practice to a good restaurant, but I will stand by my belief that there are more similarities  than differences. My first consideration is the chef, who like the doctor in the practice, sets the standard of the quality of the… Read More

Food Passion

PASSION – a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something The term PASSION has almost become a cliche, an easy buzzword to convey a feeling without really experiencing or expressing the meaning. Because of this it is amazing and refreshing when you get to experience the presence of someone that… Read More

A Dentist’s Dentist

I had the misfortune of cracking the root of one of my teeth, which meant that the tooth needed to be extracted. It really wasn’t something that I wanted to have done, but if you need to have it done then you want it done by the best. We have the good fortune of having … Read More