Which feels more true: a memoir told in fits and starts, stutters and sighs, a blend of sensual details and analytic asides? Or one that hews to the conventions of narrative with a beginning, middle and end? All memoirists know order is a contrivance, but readers also rely on the writer to create art by [...] ... [Read article]Mar 7, 2014 09:04 PM
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No doubt you listened to the radio or television news today with a double take whut-What? There’s a Yale study that just came out which links the incidence of meningiomas to the frequency of dental radiographs taken during childhood? Your gentle ionizing beam of extrasensory perception is….BEING CRITICIZED? Yes, yes it is. But have no fear, because the research, my friend, is also having its validity questioned. Supposedly there’s a significant likelihood of being diagnosed with a benign brain tumor if you grew up going to the dentist regularly and having periodic x-rays. This tumor, called a meningioma, is usually asymptomatic, and the vast majority of the time is discovered only when a person has a routine CT scan.
I have a 68-year old male patient. He has 3 implants installed two years ago and patient is very satisfied. The patient now requires implants in left posterior maxilla, where the bone height is less than 5mm, bone classification is D3. The patient has excellent oral hygiene and there are no health issues. [...] ... [Read article]Mar 1, 2014 12:10 PM
I was introduced to pop — soda for you Southerners — at a young age. My parents used it as a treat, like birthday cake. As I got older, I remember having pop around the house all the time. As a kid, my drink of choice was Mountain Dew. I loved the taste of an ice cold [...] ... [Read article]Feb 16, 2014 10:50 AM
If you could improve the health of mothers and babies in Virginia for the cost of a dental cleaning, wouldn’t you say yes? Virginia’s General Assembly is currently deciding the issue, and we need to make sure the legislators say yes, too. It seems like an easy decision, especially when comparing the cost of preventive dental [...] ... [Read article]Feb 15, 2014 07:49 AM