Archive for the ‘ Dental Continuing Education ’ Category

Is An Electric Toothbrush Really Better Than A Manual Toothbrush?

Is your old manual toothbrush getting worn out? Thinking about investing in an electric toothbrush? Not sure if it’s worth the money? In this article, we’ll discuss whether or not electric toothbrushes are really better than manual toothbrushes. Let’s get started now!   Studies Show Electric & Manual Toothbrushes Are Just As Effective – When […]

How Abrasive Is Your Toothpaste?

Whitening toothpaste has become incredibly popular in recent years. Many people automatically buy whitening toothpaste without giving it a second thought. Unfortunately, many whitening toothpastes can be quite abrasive. Just how abrasive is your toothpaste? In some cases, actually abrasive enough to do long-term damage to your teeth. To whiten effectively, whitening toothpastes contain a […]

What are wisdom teeth and do I need them?

Odds are that you know a lot of people who have had their wisdom teeth removed. You may be wondering whether or not you’ll need to get your wisdom teeth out– and if it’s safe. So what are wisdom teeth? Do you need yours?   The reality is that wisdom teeth are a relic of […]

AIC Implant Training on Bone Grafts

December 6, 2016 Continuing Education Course: AIC Implant Training on Bone Grafts I honestly can’t get enough of these courses. Every course I take, I learn new gems about how to make treatment more efficient. There are many types of bone grafts that can apply to a variety of situations. No bone grafting situation is […]

Maxillofacial Prosthetics

December 6, 2016 Continuing Education Course at the Marin County Dental Society Meeting on Maxillofacial Prosthetics. This was a very interesting course going over cases (or should I say stories) about people with facial deformities or injuries. The lecturer went over options for treatment as well as things to consider for people dealing with these […]

The truth about SPF: Common Rashes and Growths Around the Mouth

Common Rashes and Growths Around the Mouth at McInnis Park Club Restaurant, San Rafael on 5/18/16 Has anyone ever told you that any sunscreen above 30 SPF is useless and offers hardly any more protection?  Well, this statement is only partially true. While it is true that there is a minimal increase in sun protection […]

California Dental Association Convention, “The Art and Science of Dentistry” at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Ca

This is always a fun event as I get to see all my colleagues and talk shop.  Throughout the convention there are many continuing education courses offered reinforcing subjects and increasing knowledge.  This year I focused on esthetics, including facial esthetics, anterior tooth esthetics, and porcelain fracture.  These were excellent refresher courses to ensure quality […]

Hiossen Implant Summit at the San Francisco Airport Marriott in Burlingame, Ca

At our office we use one of the highest quality implant companies called Hiossen.  The companies goals are to make excellent implants with a low failure rate while keeping their doctors educated using implant coursework through AIC.  This was their Summit meeting, giving their constituent doctors expanded learning opportunities including reinforcement and innovations.  The material […]

Straumann Implant Seminar at Brick & Bottle in Corte Madera, Ca

White implants are here! For those of you that don’t like to have metal in your mouth, Straumann Implant Company has created an all ceramic implant that is FDA certified for market.  In rare cases, metal implants can show through the gums and produce a greyish hue to the gums.  Obviously this is something esthetic […]

Dentist and Physician Cooperation: Essential Trends in Medicine for Patient Care

Dentist and Physician Cooperation: Essential Trends in Medicine for Patient Care at McInnis Park Club Restaurant, San Rafael on December 8, 2015.  This monthly Marin County Dental Society meeting was very informative.  Dr. James Simonds reviewed all of the medical-dental links as well as ways to benefit the patient by keeping in contact with their doctor. […]