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Can I see your head on a plate?
Oct 08

Can I see your head on a plate?

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I was once watching one of those ubiquitous cooking competitions, where talented hopefuls are judged by professional chef’s.In one episode, one of the judges remarked that the food was a mess. That the contestants head was a mess. That he could see the contestants head on a plate.No I do confess that I used to […]

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Soviet Blockhouse of dentistry
Sep 26

Soviet Blockhouse of Dentistry

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Don’t be a Soviet Blockhouse of dentistry Ever since someone created art, there’s been some Debbie Downer that’s been arguing about what a waste of effort it is. Why bother putting paint on that canvas when you could be paint the walls at the orphanage? Why was so much money spent on fireworks when people are starving? Why was […]

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Sep 04

The fear of Treatment Planning

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What is your patient afraid of? Your patient is mostly afraid of what you are afraid of. When I was younger, I feared implant surgery. Not surprisingly, all my patients got bridges. I was uncomfortable with orthodontics. Not surprising I straightened teeth with veneers. I thought it was the patient that was afraid of the procedures, but much […]

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The self compassion test
Jun 10

The Self Compassion Test

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You Idiot! On Sunday, I enthusiastically jumped in my car, reversed out swinging sideways and heard that sickening whump that cars makes when then they run into each other. The door of the Volkswagen is now looking like something that would feature in a museum of modern art. Then the internal dialogue started. You idiot. How could you […]

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