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December 2, 2016
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December 1, 2016

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.

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Dental Art is More than Just Pictures of Teeth

December 1, 2016

In case you missed it – this article is a repeat however it is still timely and fun. Dentistry is not exactly a common theme in the traditional fine arts of painting and sculpture. Yet with the help of Google we can find many examples of dental art. I have collected these and started a […]

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November 30, 2016
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Flossing and the Art of Scientific Investigation

November 28, 2016

From The New York Times: Responding to This: And dentists know from a range of evidence, including clinical experience, that interdental cleaning is critical to oral health and that flossing, properly done, works. Yet the notion has taken hold that such expertise is fatally subjective and that only randomized controlled trials provide real knowledge. Source: Flossing […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2016
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Veteran’s Day – Thank You

November 11, 2016
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Dental Supply Company; MediElf.com

November 10, 2016

Another online dental supply company. Get the best price from dental supplies companies around the world. Direct supply from manufacturers. Source: Dental Supplies Companies – Laboratory Supplies | MediElf.com

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Briotech International – Beyond HOCL

November 10, 2016

This is not actually high tech but it is dental and it does present a possible improvement to our current procedures. Source: Briotech International – Beyond HOCL When you go to the page be sure and check out the biofilm removal and medical applications sections. Very interesting.

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Internet of Things: Have We Bitten Off More Than We Can Chew?

November 2, 2016

From NBC News, related to this: The crippling DDoS attack that last week shut down many popular websites, including Twitter, Amazon and Spotify, turned harmless web-connected home devices, such as smart cameras, into cyber soldiers in a “botnet” — a network of “bots.” Source: Internet of Things: Have We Bitten Off More Than We Can […]

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Fully baked

October 18, 2016

From Seth Godin: In medical school, an ongoing lesson is that there will be ongoing lessons. You’re never done. Surgeons and internists are expected to keep studying for their entire career—in fact, it’s required to keep a license valid. Knowledge workers, though, the people who manage, who go to meetings, who market, who do accounting, […]

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Your Life in Numbers

October 17, 2016

Is life getting better or worse? Watching the news, it’s easy to become pessimistic. But don’t forget that reporting is often selective. Bad news leads to higher ratings, while good news is seldom covered. So, what is the real state of humanity? Consider the changes that have occurred in the world over the last half-century. […]

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Galaxy Note 7: Going Down in Flames

October 14, 2016

Hmmm, from CNN: The South Korean tech giant announced this week it was killing off its flagship Note 7 smartphone. The move came after reports kept emerging of the devices catching fire — even after Samsung  had promised customers that replacement phones it was providing were safe… …But even more pain could be yet to […]

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Dr Ginger’s Coconut Toothpaste

October 12, 2016

I love coconut. Who is Dr. Ginger?Well, she’s the mastermind behind this coconut craze. But she’s also been a dentist for over 30 years, so she knows a thing or two about keeping teeth white and bright. When she discovered that coconut oil pulling–a proven ancient practice–makes your mouth happier and healthier all without harmful […]

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Gamers just outdid scientists in a race to figure out a protein’s shape

October 11, 2016

Hmmm Gamers playing the science-based online game Foldit have recently beat trained scientists in a competition to see who could complete an accurate model of a specific protein the fastest, based on biochemical data given to both teams. Source: Gamers just outdid scientists in a race to figure out a protein’s shape – ScienceAlert

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Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone catches fire on Southwest plane

October 7, 2016

From The Verge: Uh -oh …the phone in question was a replacement Galaxy Note 7, one that was deemed to be safe by Samsung. Source: Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone catches fire on Southwest plane – The Verge

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Study warns that science as we know it is evolving into something shoddy and unreliable

October 4, 2016

ScienceAlert: This is disturbing but not unexpected. In fact it conforms to my expectations. Many (if not most) of the interesting (novel) scientific results reported in the popular press are exaggerated or just plain wrong. …this is due to the reporting of ‘false discoveries’ – hard-to-reproduce results that are kind of like noise in scientific […]

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The great question of the 21st century: Whose black box do you trust?

October 3, 2016

By Tim O’Reilly  Pulse: Some years ago, John Mattison, the Chief Medical Information Officer of Kaiser Permanente, the large integrated health provider, said to me, “The great question of the 21st century is going to be ‘Whose black box do you trust?’” Mattison was talking about the growing importance of algorithms in medicine, but his point, […]

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Scientists fix fractures with 3-D printed synthetic bone

September 30, 2016

From Fox News: The team found that when used in spinal injuries in rodents and to mend the skull of a monkey, the hyper-elastic bone, made mostly of a ceramic and polymer, quickly integrated with surrounding tissue and began regenerating bone. It swiftly mended bones in the spines of the rats and healed the monkey’s skull […]

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Comments and volunteers sought for digital radiography standard

September 27, 2016

From ADA News: The ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics has approved for circulation and comment a standard related to digital radiography. The committee also is seeking volunteers for Working Group 12.1 on Digital Imaging to participate in the development of the standard, Proposed American National Standards Institute/ADA Standard No. 1094 for Quality Assurance for […]

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