The Weekend Read – Managing Oneself by Peter Drucker

A lovely little book from the Harvard Business School Press. Produced in a smaller than usual format it manages to pack into its sixty pages a wealth of information and insights which helps one to ask and answer questions of oneself. The questions include: What are my strengths? How do I perform? What are myContinue reading “The Weekend Read – Managing Oneself by Peter Drucker”

TGBSL* #8 – Vitamin D Linked To A 50% Reduction In The Incidence Of Dental Caries

Vitamin D Linked To A 50 Percent Reduction In The Incidence Of Dental Caries From MNT A new review of existing studies points toward a potential role for vitamin D in helping to prevent dental caries, or tooth decay. The review, published in the December issue of Nutrition Reviews, encompassed 24 controlled clinical trials, spanningContinue reading “TGBSL* #8 – Vitamin D Linked To A 50% Reduction In The Incidence Of Dental Caries”

The Greatest Breakthrough Since Lunchtime #7 – Tooth Tattoo to detect gum disease.

From Dentistry online 28th Nov 2012 US scientists have created a tooth tattoo that they hope will one day detect gum disease by measuring the bacteria in the mouth The research team, led by Princeton nanoscientist Michael McAlpine and Tufts bioengineers Fiorenzo Omenetto, David Kaplan and Hu Tao, has created a tooth tattoo made ofContinue reading “The Greatest Breakthrough Since Lunchtime #7 – Tooth Tattoo to detect gum disease.”

Whose cash is it anyway?

A guest blog posting from Susan. There have many articles doing the rounds recently encouraging dentists in the art of selling treatment plans to patients.  In fact, Alun has an excellent talk ‘Selling Without the S Word’ that has enabled many practitioners to successfully increase the up take of their treatment plans. A topic thatContinue reading “Whose cash is it anyway?”

You Can Stop Spreading That Facebook Notice Now – Pogue De-bunks

From Pogue’s Posts NY Times You Can Stop Spreading That Facebook Notice Now For the last couple of days, my Facebook timeline, and probably yours, has been filled with repetitions of a peculiar piece of boilerplate text, from all kinds of friends. It goes something like this: In response to the new Facebook guidelines, IContinue reading “You Can Stop Spreading That Facebook Notice Now – Pogue De-bunks”

Secondary care burden

Here’s a letter from the current BDJ regarding the rise in hospital admissions for the treatment of dental abscesses. Could it be any coincidence that the “new” dental contract started on April 1st 2006? Step forward the honoured CDO who has just been given the confidence of a grateful government. Letter British Dental Journal 213,Continue reading “Secondary care burden”