Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Dental la-la-land

A couple hours ago, I realized that I'm probably too far into dental-la-la-land.

As a dentist, I know that dentists can easily get caught up in the new toy of the week: dental lasers, CERAC, underarmor sport guards, and stick on veneers. While these technologies offer very real benefits, I'm pretty sure that most people don't really care about it.

At the end of the day, most patients care about their smile.

At the end of June, I'll be going to a very well-regarded CE course on smile restoration by William Strupp. It'll be in Clearwater, CA. It's expensive. It's also supposed to be the best of it's type.

However, when I think about my patients...it'll be worth it.

-Matt, Dr. Goodtooth

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Two weeks later

Two weeks after coming back, I've started to process my experiences in Cambodia.
However, I don't really know how to use the picture function on blogger yet.

I'll probably be posting up some memories (without pictures) the next couple weeks, and adding pictures as I figure out how.


"I'm not going to rob you"

On the way to work today, I walked past a young black man with a 1990's era Marin Mt Tamelpias...a nice, underappreciated hardtail from an underrated company.

In my head I was thinking, "Nice bike."

The bicycle was on the ground. The gears looked intact, but I wasn't sure if there was a slipped chain. Overall, the cabling looked nice with minimal stress points.

As he lifted it and rode past, I respectfully made way for him.
And he said "I'm not going to rob you."


There's something to be said for a society that creates such a terrible misunderstanding.
It feels like those shouting about equality and tolerance, are causing more problems than helping.

If you have any suggestions on how I can help, please leave a comment.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Back from Cambodia

I'm back from Cambodia.

It was an amazing, very blessed time.
There were amazing dental needs, and very amazing people.
Honestly, I learned a lot more from these people than they from me.

However, I've got to recover from jetlag before I can post more about it.