Need a Root Canal? Don’t Be Afraid of the Drill

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Despite radical advances in technology and tools, there’s little about dentistry as misunderstood as the drill. If you require a dental procedure that uses a drill, no need to be nervous. Today’s drills are highly advanced pieces of equipment …

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Why Fluoride Is Essential to Good Health

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Do you know what’s in your drinking water? If you’re lucky it contains fluoride, the well-known mineral that can make a big impact on the health of your teeth.

Fluoride in drinking water is the source of some controversy, but …

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What You Need To Know About Implants

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Recently Dr. O’Connor and I attended a course on the placement of dental implants. It is truly amazing how far the procedures have come regarding the placement of these devices.

Dental implants are essentially medical grade titanium screws that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing and then are …

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The two most common and prevalent diseases of the oral cavity

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

The mouth is a cesspool. I’m not referring to the language that emanates from the mouths of sailors and Hip Hop aficionados, although that verbiage often does have a distinct sewer-like quality. I am referring to the microbial makeup of the oral cavity. There are a myriad of different microscopic …

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Six keys to surviving oral cancer

Monday, June 9th, 2014

A few years ago I saw a gentleman for the first time in our Lake Placid office that came to see us with a chief concern of an inability to swallow. He was in his 50s and had a large mass growing on the right side of his mouth, near …

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Every Life Has a Story

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Chick-Fil-A, a fast food restaurant headquartered in Atlanta and located mostly in southern states, has produced a video that they use for training team members that has gone viral on YouTube. The video is entitled, “Every Life has a Story”, and shows customers and workers in a Chick-Fil-A restaurant that …

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EXPY Awards ceremony

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

A couple of weekends ago, Kevin Conroy and I were in New York City for the EXPY Awards ceremony. Kevin was interviewed in Times Square and his name was featured on the lighted billboard right in the heart of “The Square”.  Mega Cool! In a red carpet event, I received …

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You can’t choose your parents

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

My dad’s father died of a heart attack at the age of 45 before I had the opportunity to get to know him. My dad had his first heart attack and coronary bypass graft at 53. I don’t know what my grandfather’s habits were, but I do know that my …

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Thursday, April 10th, 2014

My wife and I grew up in Kentucky. Anyone remotely familiar with the Bluegrass State knows that college basketball is like a religion in that part of the country. Most of the state bleeds Kentucky Wildcat Blue however the Louisville Cardinals have a significant following also. Although I grew up …

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We’re Blessed

Monday, March 31st, 2014

What a great team we are blessed with! Yesterday I was supposed to be scheduled with a full book of patients. Calendars however became confused and I came to the realization the night before that all of my patients had been rescheduled and that Dr. O’Connor had instead been scheduled …

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Bad decisions have bad consequences

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Bad decisions have bad consequences that sometimes can have long lasting deleterious effects.
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Last night, in the middle of what seems to be an annual event of a March blizzard, I saw a 17 year old young man with a raging toothache. The …

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