Category Archives: Health

Moving forward in the age of COVID-19

This is weird. Do you remember when your biggest frustration used to be getting the perfect contact for that class 2 restoration? Many weeks into COVID-19, we still find ourselves in the upside down with a brand-new vocabulary of “social distancing” and “shelter in place,” and my mom asking me about PPE. The industry ramifications and impacts continue… Read More »

Implementing new safety measures before reopening our dental practices

When I put finger to keyboard three weeks ago I was sitting in my office after having seen an emergency patient at one of my company’s two Federally Qualified Health Center clinics in central Indiana. Two days later we decided to close that location and only see patients at the larger of the two clinics and cut back… Read More »

Returning to a new normal

As many states continue to extend social distancing measures, many people are asking, “When will things finally return to normal?” I’m here to tell you things should never return to normal as they were before — and that’s OK! As health care providers, it is our job to improve. It’s our job to innovate. It’s our job to… Read More »

The unique impact of COVID-19 on the LGBTQ+ community

In a matter of several weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a drastic impact on the way we interact with each other. With fear and unanswered questions, the world has been forced to take a deep look into the way our political and healthcare systems work. Throughout history, the LGBTQ+ community has always been disproportionately affected during changes… Read More »

The effect of COVID-19 on an associate dentist

As a dentist in Oregon, we are currently under an executive order from the governor mandating that dentists, as well as other PPE-using providers, cease all nonemergency treatment until June 15. For dental practice owners in the state, this is a massive financial hit. When one considers the impact of the pandemic on dental offices, it’s easy to… Read More »

Teledentistry – a positive hope during this coronavirus upheaval?

President John F. Kennedy has famously gone on record stating that “when written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.” Although his literal interpretation of this Chinese word for criss may be questionable, his ideal and underlying message reverberates with us today. COVID-19 has transformed from a… Read More »