Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Please tell me you have heard of Dental Town! If not you have been missing out! Its only the largest online dental community in the world!...A community of members in the dental career that can help you with everything from treating tricky cases to negotiating lease terms. With Dentaltown it is so easy to connect with other dentists and get the mentoring that you need. The site even has CE courses (some that are even FREE).

If you do not have an account with dental town sign up free and create a public profile. No I don't get anything for telling you this. I'm just sharing it with you because it will make you a better dentist.

One of my favorite things is reading the message boards. You can join in discussions with colleagues from around the world to get real-time answers and input., see what's trending today by viewing Today's Active Topics, or visiting your favorite forum to view what interests you most. View interesting cases and post a case of your own--whether you need advice or are just proud of your results.

For example, let me start you with one of my favorite message board threads that I recently found called:

This guy has put a lot of effort into sharing his expertise and extraction cases. This thread is like 300 pages long so go start reading it, I guarantee it will make you a better "Exodontist!"

I love DentalTown and I know you will too. Make it a daily goal to get on and read a message board, or watch a CE course. It will make you a better dentist and your patients will thank you for it.

Helpful Endo Manual

Hi everyone. I haven't written on this blog for quite some time because of trying to survive dental school. However, I have had a lot of requests to keep posting. Let me first say I want to tell you all, thanks for reading. Secondly, I apologize for some of the older posts that have links to 3rd party sites that have become outdated. They were functional at the time of writing.
That being said, I would like to give you a link that I have used several times as a good Endo resource. It's USC's Endo manual that I happened upon one day when out on rotation and was searching for a resource on Endo access.
You can "Access" the Endo manual by clicking the link below:

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Confused about complete denture sequence?

One of the challenges of treatment planning for a denture is understanding how many appointments it will take and the order in which everything happens. There is a great web resource from the College of Dentistry at Ohio State University that contains the entire sequence with step-by-step guides for each appointment including videos with Dr. El-gendy. This is a very valuable resource.

Click here to check it out.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Como esta tu espanol?

Here is a pdf of a free Health related Spanish-English Dictionary. Chapter 15 has some dental vocab that might be helpful to know when treating Spanish speaking patients, but the whole dictionary could also be helpful depending on what you need to say.

You can access the pdf here

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Dental Radiograph Review

UNC has a great little online radiographic tutorial that can be a great help when reviewing normal dental anatomy. Click the picture to navigate to their site.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The American Dream--Author Unknown

Below is a little story that I heard once that helps me remember that bigger, faster and more don't always equal "better." Lately the stress level of school and personal life has been out of control. This is a good reminder of the skewed perspective we get sometimes. Hope you enjoy:

An American businessman was standing at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish.

"How long did it take you to catch them?" The American asked.

"Only a little while." The Mexican replied.

"Why don't you stay out longer and catch more fish?" The American then asked.

"I have enough to support my family's immediate needs." The Mexican said.

"But," The American then asked, "What do you do with the rest of your time?"

The Mexican fisherman said, "I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take a siesta with my wife, Maria, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my amigos, I have a full and busy life, senor."

The American scoffed, "I am a Harvard MBA and could help you. You should spend more time fishing and with the proceeds you buy a bigger boat, and with the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats, eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats."

"Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the consumers, eventually opening your own can factory. You would control the product, processing and distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City, then LA and eventually NYC where you will run your expanding enterprise."

The Mexican fisherman asked, "But senor, how long will this all take?"

To which the American replied, "15-20 years."

"But what then, senor?"

The American laughed and said, "That's the best part. When the time is right you would announce an IPO (Initial Public Offering) and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich, you would make millions."

"Millions, senor? Then what?"

The American said slowly, "Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take a siesta with your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your amigos..."

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Here's a song that Adam Young (Owl City) sings that's dental related.