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Update on Antibiotics and Artificial Joints

Written on October 14, 2015 at 8:57 pm, by

In the past 16 months, I have attended three pharmacology courses which discussed the common practice of taking antibiotics before dental care in patients with prosthetic joints.  The upshot of all three courses has been that the science is in, this is a bad idea, and we should stop doing it.  For a detailed history  Continue Reading »

Fireworks show, actual vs. the hype

Written on May 29, 2015 at 9:00 pm, by

There’s nothing like seeing your name in print to get your attention. I noticed two glowing references to my pyrotechnics expertise in last week’s paper–they were so glowing, in fact, that I expected to find ATF agents at my door before the week was out. (So far, nothing–the NSA must not follow the Leader.) At  Continue Reading »

Rhody Festival in less than two weeks!

Written on May 4, 2015 at 6:35 pm, by

Once again, there will be a cake picnic. Here’s an invitation to all our patients, or anybody else who will be in town, to attend and have a slice. It’ll be good for business, so our office has made a donation towards the event. It’s after the parade, down by the Salish Sea sculpture (a.k.a.  Continue Reading »

It’s spring, when the heart turns to thoughts of tomato plants

Written on April 27, 2015 at 10:58 pm, by

Yep, it’s gardening season. This year we are continuing the old dental tradition of giving tomato plants to patients in the month of May. For details, see our Facebook page ( This offer is open to all regular patients, limited to stock on hand. Currently, we have Oregon Spring, Stupice, and Manitoba, with Gold Nugget  Continue Reading »

Newly Sensitive Teeth?

Written on August 11, 2014 at 4:56 pm, by

While a single area becoming hot/cold sensitive usually indicates decay or a cracked tooth/filling, generalized temperature sensitivity is more likely to be the result of exposing your teeth to acid.  Ever suck on a lime or lemon, then notice your front teeth are sensitive for a few days?  (By the way, this is really bad  Continue Reading »