08-03-2008

Digital Cameras and Big Screen TVs

I love having a high tech dental office but 2 of the most useful pieces of technology we own are not all that fancy. Our digital cameras and our big flat screen TVs allow diagnosis, education, and communication that we just didn’t have so easily in the past. Historically, if…

06-08-2008

A glimpse into the future of dentistry

My wife and I had a most pleasant lunch this week with one of the giants in dentistry, Dr. Stephen Cohen. Dr. Cohen’s claim to fame is as the author of Pathways of the Pulp, the definitive textbook on root canals that is required reading for every dental student. One…

11-29-2007

Can a Robot Dentist Improve your Comfort?

Innovation never ceases to amaze me! As the concept of comfort in dentistry becomes more popular (after all, who doesn’t want to be comfortable?!) inventors are meeting this demand with some excellent products and services. One product recently developed by the Japanese is a robot, equipped with sensors that teaches…

11-13-2005

University of the Pacific Dental School

I recently had the distinct pleasure of being invited to speak at University of the Pacific Dental School, where I graduated in 1985. I took a tour of the school and was pleasantly surprised to find that a number of excellent people were still there from “the old days.” UOP…