Inaugural Transform Dental Sleep Symposium Announced

Inaugural Transform Dental Sleep Symposium Announced

Much of my time at the 2023 version of a specific dental sleep meeting in Philadelphia was spent listening to dentists voice their disdain for the meeting. Most – not all – of the speakers just read their slides on scientific research without clearly connecting it to clinical applications. The vendor floor featured many – again, not all – companies that didn’t provide innovative solutions to the problems their practices face. Then, there were the vendors themselves. Geezus Louisus, they had a thing or 10 to say about the meeting. They were physically on another level – like, literally on…

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THE FLAT TIRE THEORY: BASED ON A TRUE STORY

THE FLAT TIRE THEORY: BASED ON A TRUE STORY

The Flat Tire Theory changed my life several years ago. I've coined that term, but it probably has some cognitive behavioral therapy name, and you probably use it but call it something else. A dentist friend of mine was in the throes of selling his practice a few months ago. He shared some of his uncertainties and woes with me. I listened and eventually shared this story with him. Later he told me that it’d really left a mark on him, and he’s shared it with several other people, so I thought it might be useful to do the same.…

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DELIVER: LOOSE NINJA SUITS & TIGHT ORAL APPLIANCES

DELIVER: LOOSE NINJA SUITS & TIGHT ORAL APPLIANCES

When I was in second grade, my parents allowed me to spend $30 of my First Communion loot on a ninja suit. For months before, I obsessed on the double-page ad in the martial arts magazine. An all-black ninja suit. The hood, the little tabi shoe things, the whole suit. I’d be able to fight the neighborhood bullies, catch blowgun darts mid-air, and wield my homemade nunchakus like a hybrid of Bruce Lee and Michael Dudikoff in American Ninja.
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