Turning Mercury Amalgam into Gold?

Posted on Friday, February 12th, 2010

Normally, we post videos on Wednesdays, but this is just so weird, we just couldn’t wait (via dentalassistantwork.co.cc):     Change amalgam into gold? That’s as much magical thinking as corporate dentistry’s belief that the toxic mercury that must be handled so carefully when it’s outside the mouth becomes inert and perfectly safe once it’s […]

How to Find the Right Dentist

Posted on Monday, February 1st, 2010

One look at our office, and our clients know immediately that Dr. Verigin is a sports fan – from the signed football, basketball and track posters gracing the ceilings of each treatment room to the baseball photos, bobbleheads and other memorabilia decorating the front office. That display makes one fact obvious: despite Dr. Verigin living […]

71 Repairs to a Single Tooth? Way Too Much Dentistry!

Posted on Monday, January 11th, 2010

Via UPI: GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Dec. 30 (UPI) — Swedish authorities said a dentist accused of malpractice by a patient who had the same tooth repaired 71 times may not ever have been licensed to practice. The Gothenburg dentist was reported to the Swedish Medical Responsibility Board by two patients, including one who said the dentist […]

20 More Health-Related Articles Worth Checking Out

Posted on Monday, December 14th, 2009

As mentioned, we check the web daily for health and wellness news and articles that we think may be of interest to you. Inevitably, we wind up with much more material than we can possibly write about yet find worth sharing. So, without further ado, here are 20 more articles that have stacked up over […]

What NOT to Do at Your Next Dental Appointment

Posted on Monday, September 7th, 2009

We all know – or should know – that texting while driving isn’t a smart thing to do. But how about texting while having dental work done? Four out of five dentists agree, text messaging during treatment’s a bad idea. That’s according to a survey by the Chicago Dental Society, whose tooth jockeys says patients […]

From Lead Fillings to Nontoxic Restorations: A Bit of Dental History

Posted on Monday, August 17th, 2009

Dentistry got its start more than 8000 years ago, and it’s come a long way since then, as you can see through this brief pictorial history of dentistry that we recently ran across at dentalassistant.net:   Some Images from the Gallery         But this history focuses overwhelmingly on the tools dentists have […]

Dental “Secrets” That Aren’t Really So Secret

Posted on Friday, August 14th, 2009

Among the “50 Secrets from Your Dentist” recently featured in Reader’s Digest, we find some excellent, concise statements that pound home some key points about dental health and hygiene – points that bear repeating. Some truly educated people think that if nothing in their mouth hurts, they’re fine. High cholesterol doesn’t hurt, either, but it’s […]

Dental Anatomy 101

Posted on Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

To be able to make informed decisions about your health and health care, you need to understand your body and how it works. But many of us have only the vaguest ideas about this – echoes of what we hear from mass media or dim memories from high school “health” classes. So one of our […]

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