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Dried Licorice Root Fights Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

From WebDental – Dr. Carey Feuerman – January 14, 2012 Scientists are reporting identification of two substances in licorice — used extensively in Chinese traditional medicine — that kill the major bacteria responsible…

Transmitting Medical Records … The Ins and Outs

Persistence………….I’m sure the root word is PEST………..for your consideration……. You’ve asked your legal assistant to retrieve medical records for a court case and then email you a copy at your home email address…

Carrier based obturation or calamity based obfuscation

From my favorite Satan Barbarian endude: This is full cycle.  Thermafilth obturation by another endodontist, Tooth split, I got to extract and look at the apical condensation around the curve by shaving the…

A thing of beauty is a joy forever – unless you’re an anti-endodontite!

From the Queen Beatrix of the Principality of Netherlandian Endodontics This 16 year old girl was recommended to have 36 extracted. Her dentist separated an instrument, and caused a perforation during an attempt…

Tri me a river, three for two, on the stump – do you sense burnout

This is for comment – please – if it doesn’t elicit it, I’m turning in my blogosphere union card and throwing away my iPHONE 4GS and going back to tin cups and string…..case…

A gift from the Netherlands

Holland possesses two things of beauty – tulips and Marga Ree Patient is a young 16 year old guy that presented with pain and a huge swelling. Virgin tooth. I saw a strange…

L. Stephen Zarathustra spaketh – what to leave in, what to leave out…

Nickel titanium rotary shaping files fundamentally changed everything in endodontics; conceptually, procedurally and economically as well. NiTi rotary files made root canal therapy more accessible and kind of fun for dentists, and dental…

Lasers in Endodontics

Comments from Maarten Meire re; subject about to get a lot of press as Biolase Technology has secured a new patent for cleaning and disinfecting root canals. The new patent called “Fluid Controllable…

White lines or white lies?

By Rafael Michiels, Belgium – from Dental Tribune With the recent development of new file systems–WaveOne from DENTSPLY Maillefer and RECIPROC from VDW–endodontists have been having controversial discussions about their usefulness. This is…

Anti-Infective Agents in Periodontal Treatment

By Jorgen Slots, DDS, DMD, PhD, MBA Image via Wikipedia The primary goal of periodontal therapy is to achieve a periodontal environment free of infectious pathogens. Anti-infective periodontal treatment includes mechanical pocket debridement…

Randy Lang – we need your Bill Maher New Rules sermon now more than ever

Just gonna let the image speak for itself………..if you’re really interested, I have a 90 second webinar in low resolution – why spend money on HD when you can get the gist in…

Just because it’s a policy statement doesn’t make it accurate, reasonable, logical or appropriate………

The following comes from the Department of Health in Jolly Olde: This letter from the Chief Dental Officer (England) clarifies the situation with regard to decontamination and re-use of instruments, especially those used…

DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties introduces WaveOne reciprocating file system

From Dentistry IQ – June 14, 2011 “Single file shaping of an entire root canal system may sound like a myth to some…… Nuff sed…Read more Related articles Endodontic Parousia – Nullius in…

Veritas; In the realm of the philosopher kings

Please bear with me re; this particular blog entry. It is an experimental model for future design parameters of both clinical and op-ed pieces on the winds of change in dentistry. As well,…

Protected: Step on a crack, you break your mother’s back or the distal root

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Veritas – If it seems too good to be true, it most likely is.

All I want is the truth, just gimme some truth – John Lennon (1940 – 1980) Endodontics is once again careening towards technologic revisionism – and the marketing by the companies veers as…

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