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Grin and Bear It

I hate going to the dentist.

I went last week after waiting a year (thanks, lack of dental insurance after my lay-off) and while it wasn’t as bad as I was expecting it to be, it sure was close.  321 more words

Case Of The Mondays - A Day Late

Worked on this post yesterday, then never hit Publish!  Whoops!

Oh Monday!  You always come too quickly, even after a long weekend!  I typically work 6 days a week so Mondays are always here too soon for me, but even after taking 3 days off for the 4th I still feel that Monday is here all too soon.   996 more words

I Think I Need Break

Every single day since the first day of my Dental Imaging class when our instructor dropped the bomb on us that it is state required that we are X-Ray Certified, I’ve been nagging myself over and over again to obtain my certification. 359 more words

DANB State Certification


We all know there are a lot of dangers when not properly taking good care of your teeth. Most common periodontal disease is gingivitis which is inflammation of the gums around your teeth caused by bacterial infections. 271 more words

It Ain't Over Yet. It Ain't Over.

Here I am again. Back where I started from. Only difference this time is that my brain is completely turned on and fully focused after allowing it to rest for six days. 292 more words

DANB State Certification

Latest Dental News & My Dental Views

DENTAL NEWS: In an effort to expand dental care to the working poor, nursing home patients and other underserved populations, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty signed a new bill designed to create a new type of… 230 more words


The Invitation

Picture copyright: Ted Strutz


“You’d better get moving; I’ll clean up,” said my dental assistant.

After twenty five years on the mainland, I’d been invited to her cottage on the outer island. 83 more words