Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Congratulations Dr. Shea and Staff!!

Dr. Shea and his phenomenal staff are the 2011 recipients of the CSC Food Drive Prize.  They will be receiving a catered lunch.  This is appropriate given that they donated 750 food items!

When they guys arrived to pick up, all they said was "Wow."

 Donations numbered over 1600 items.....

and we almost filled up the truck!

Special thanks to Caroline who orchestrated this wonderful event!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Implant Identification Website

Thanks to Dr. Mike for sharing this website at the Problem Solving Meeting.  

This website was developed by prosthodontists to allow for searching of implants using radiographic characteristics.  

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Problem Solving Workshop December 2011

Our first problem solving workshop was an outstanding event!  Personally, I felt that this collaborative environment allowed for an unparalleled learning experience.

In fact, I used two principles I learned that night the next day in my practice. 

Friday, December 2, 2011

The CSC is sponsoring our first annual Holiday Food Drive

Go here to read about the needs of our local food bank brfoodbank.org.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

These are the acrylic polishing burs we used at Ariel's provisional course.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Bonded Ovate Pontic #9

Click the link below to view the photos from this procedure.   

Business of Happiness

Finished this book over the weekend. 
Ted Leonsis had a life changing event in his early 20's which prompted him to make a list of 101 things he wanted to accomplish in his life.
You can find his life list at www.tedstake.com but you will get a much better perspective if you read this great book. 
 I am making my list.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Hands on Techniques for Provisionalization Meeting with Dr. Raidgroski, Seattle.

I arrived in Seattle yesterday evening and was looking forward to a relaxing lecture today.  Instead, it was a day full of monomer and hazing from Dr. Raigrodski!  Being the only oral surgeon here, I was trying not to bring up the rear.

Today we reviewed immediate provisionalization techniques in the morning and performed a screw retained provisional on tooth #8 in the afternoon.  I will post some of the wonderful temporary polishing instruments we used today.

There is a small group of 7 practitioners here - the learning is unparalleled.     

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I wanted to congratulate Dr. Kidder for being the recipient of our scholarship to the 2012 Seattle Study Club Symposium!  
CareCredit® and MIBR (our local iCAT scanner) have made it possible to offer this scholarship.  

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Umm, Dr. Shea, we need to talk.

FYI: Daniel was trash talking at Sammy's about how good the Bama kicker is!

The best looking members of our club.....


Dr. Ariel Raigrodski, 'the entertainer'.

Dr. Raidgrodski Lecture

Dear Members,
I hope everyone enjoyed our recent meeting at Mount Hope plantation.

My major take home point was that outstanding final outcomes, especially in the esthetic zone, are dictated by exceptional provisionalization techniques.

I especially liked his direct customization of impression copings with provisionalized implants.  This is something I plan on utilizing in my office.


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