“I am a gladiator! Winter is my season. This is my time. I will not be denied. … I will add more value than anyone else. … Give me your fears, give me your limitations, and I’ll give you results. I am a gladiator!” — Tony Robbins Welcome to our winter issue! The above inspirational message …Read Column
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I have placed over 2,000 implants as a full-time practicing general dentist, and I must have used almost every system under the sun. Not to “toot my own horn,” but I am very comfortable just picking up a new system, reading the catalog, reviewing the surgical and prosthetic protocol, and letting it rip. However, that …Read Column
In looking back, most of us felt that last year was a roller coaster ride. We got shoved into that buggy, fastened our seat belts, and hung on. Dentists hurtled around all of the new rules and regulations that were unveiled each day. You skidded around corners that held unknown aerosol dangers, careened past roadblocks …Read Column
”I’ve been to five other dental offices, and all have said I don’t have enough bone for dental implants, so I guess I’ll just have to deal with these loose dentures for the rest of my life,” solemnly explained 79-year-old Ms. Mary. Embarrassed and disappointed, she sank deeper and deeper into the dental chair during …Read Column
I remember 20 years ago leaving a Nobel Biocare Zygoma Implant training course thinking to myself, Not a chance; I am ever going to do that! Most patients faced with complete tooth loss at that time would be treated in my practice with conventional sinus augmentation, ridge augmentation, and root form implants. It seemed too …Read Column
Here comes summer — we’re already half way through the year, and many of hit the ground running into 2021 — a robust reboot of the “Roaring 20s!” During this past year, we have all had plenty of time to think about our personal and professional lives, what works and what needs to be changed. …Read Column
So here we are in 2021. While the challenges of 2020 have not completely disappeared, we can definitely see healing and hope on the horizon. Personally, I am energized — looking forward to seeing all of you at in-person conferences and meetings, setting new goals, and finishing some that were put on hold. What does …Read Column
Innovative digital technologies are no longer a “need to have” but rather a “must have” in our daily implant procedures. In my experience, these advancements have had a substantial, positive impact on the safety and efficacy of my patients. Over the years, I’ve noticed that the use of the latest digital trends in my own …Read Column