Friday, May 29, 2015

Oral Surgery Case: Tricky Extraction On A Severely Decayed Maxillary Premolar

40 year old came in for a limited exam.

Chief Complaint: "My tooth hurts. I want it taken out. I don't want a bridge"

Diagnosis: large carious lesion extending to the nerve, destroying the distal half of the maxillary second premolar

Treatment plan: possible surgical extraction if the clinically crown breaks

Verbal consent acknowledged, consent form signed and obtained.
1 carpule of 2% lido 1:100k

Whew, #13 was extracted non-surgically. During luxation, the tooth did make an audible crack. Thankfully the clinically crown didn't break.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Oral Surgery Case: Simple Extraction On Periodontally Involved Maxillary First Molar

Patient A's last cleaning and exam was 20 years ago in the UK. He came into the office for a limited exam with a chief complaint of "My tooth is loose and it hurts when it is pushed up". Whoa, severe halitosis when the patient spoke. "Okay, let's take an X-ray of that area so we can see what is going on"

What is that? #4 first premolar is tilted distally? Practically no bone support around #3 first molar either.

Let's take a look intraorally... Wow the first premolar is in-between the furcation of the maxillary first molar. This is so interesting! Check out all the calculus on the cementum. #3 was mobility 2+ buccal-lingually with apical depression. 

The prognosis for #3 is poor and the treatment plan was simple extraction. 
I used 0.5 carpules of 4% septocaine 1:100k local infiltration.
Next took a 150, rotated and pulled. 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Lexus Advisory Board

I was invited to the Lexus Advisory Board recently. LAB is an exclusive community of select Lexus owners who are directly involved in the ongoing evaluation and development of Lexus products and services. The goal is to make the ownership experience even better for all Lexus owners. Sweet! and honored.

Three Week Progress

On April 12 my dry weight was 165.4
Three weeks later I'm now at 158.6
Weeks left until EDC Vegas: 6.5

Diet has changed to 250g of carbs, 250g protein and 56g of fat per day.
Meal prep consists of steamed veggies, chicken, salmon and occasionally quinoa.

Workouts consist of 3-6 sets of 7-10 reps with 90-100 second rest.

Monday, April 20, 2015

First Yelp Gold Elite Event of 2015 @ Meso Maya

I enjoy adding photos and contributing to Yelp. I took this photo at one of the Yelp Elite events without thinking much of the setup, lighting, etc. I'm def well-versed in photography.

Heli, the community manager sends out an email and the main photo is mine! So awesome! What a great way to start the week.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Credit Score 799 as of April 10, 2015

Always keep your credit score in check! You can get a free credit score up to 3 times a year or at your monthly statement if you have a Discover Card at no cost.

Source: Experian

SmileReminder Reviews

I just discovered this site and noticed a few of my patients have posted five star reviews. One even mentioned me!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Starting my 9 week cut for EDC Vegas tonight!

Starting dry weight: 165.4 lbs
Starting full weight: 167.2 lbs

Thursday, April 2, 2015