Sunday, November 2, 2014

A Website Called Free CE Association Is Not Actually Free.

A site called Free CE Association is not actually free. You must pay to even register for a CE course.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Compliment Of The Day

Patient: Are you new?
Me: I work at the owner's other office in Mesquite
Patient: How far is that?
Me: About 20 minutes away
Patient: Oh, I was hoping it was closer cause I like you better. I like your demeanor and you're much more gentle than the other dentist


5/3/1 Big But Boring - Cycle 4

PR this cycle:

Bench Press: 260lbs x2, 245lbs x4
Squats: 285lbs x4
Deadlifts: 345lbs x7, 375lbs x4
OHP: 170lbs x1

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

CE Course Review: Optimizing Root Canal Cleaning and Disinfection, Sponsored by Dentsply

Summary of information covered:
-The use of newer NiTi rotary root canal instruments enables the clinician to provide ideal shapes for further cleaning and disinfection

-One of the most important attributes of NaOCL is tissue dissolution

-Chlorhexidine is designed to both disrupt biofilms and dissolve necrotic tissues

-The purpose of a surfactant is to reduce surface tension

-Using NaOCl following the use of EDTA may enhance dentin erosion

-Bacterial kill with QMix 2in1 has been identified to be no less than 99%

-Killed bacteria that may remain in residual tissue debris may be a problem if left in the root canal

-QMix 2in1 should be used in the properly shaped root canal for 60-90 seconds

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Case: 30 yo male with "hole in my tooth"

30 year old male came into the office with chief complaint of "I have a hole on the right side of my mouth. I was eating food and felt something crunchy. It's been like this for two weeks. I haven't been to work for two days, I can't sleep at night and it's sensitive to hot and cold. I take Advil but that isn't helping"

Radiograph revels large carious lesion extending to the pulp. Restorability is questionable. Patient has no dental insurance. He wanted it taken out.

After 2 carpules of 2% lido 1:100,000 epi and careful luxation, the molar came out in one piece.
One fear of mine is the tooth fracturing into pieces. Digging is no fun.

Another shot of the molar with no flash.

A pano was taken to verify. Looks good!

Lexus Ranks #1 On Annual Consumer Reports Reliability Rankings

Consumer reports ranks reliability and consistency each year. Lexus takes the crown again and is ranked higher than average. Rivals like Audi and BMW take fifth and fourteenth, respectively.

Brands that gained the most were Lincoln, Hyundai and Kia. Brands that fell the most were Infiniti, Mercedes-Benz and GMC.

The Lexus IS350 Sedan took first place in the Luxury Compact Cars category.

The CT200h & ES300h took first and second place in Hybrid/Electric Cars. The CT200h was ranked first overall for 'Most Reliable Vehicle' in the study.

The LS460, ES350 and GS350 took first, second and fourth in the Luxury Midsized/Large Cars. Finally the RX350, RX450h and GX460 took the first three in Luxury Midsized Large SUVs.

[Read more on their Road Report of The Most and Least Reliable Cars You Can Buy]

Monday, October 13, 2014

Just Paid Off My Second Student Loan (SallieMae) In Full!

The second Stafford Loan from SallieMae that I had to loan out for Graduate School (Masters Program) has been paid off in full! Time to hit the next loan!

Took about five months to pay off $9k on this loan (as with the first loan) while making on-time payments for all the other loans. 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Doing Cardio Alone Will Not Make You Lose Weight

Check out this amazing two year transformation. She barely does cardio, only as a warm up.

I love her tip for women:
"Go to the gym with men or at least workout like men. Don't just go on a treadmill for hours and wonder why you still look the same"

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Let's End The 'Dentists Have A High Suicide Rate' Myth Now

According to American Psychological Association, after analyzing death certificates:

"..found statistically significant elevated rates for suicide for: white male physicians, black male guards (supervisors, crossing guards, police, protective service occupations) and white female painters, sculptors, craft-artists and artist printmakers"

There is inconclusive evidence that dentists have high suicide rates. Let's put that to rest now. Thanks.