I have just attended the current Root-Crown hands-on roadshow event in Exeter in which teaching was provided by not 1 or 2 but 3 specialist dentists giving a huge depth of useful knowledge and advice. Luca, Jon and Mihal have clearly put a lot of time and effort into making this course as useful and powerful as possible.
And we then had an excellent opportunity to practice some of the techniques being taught. This included getting to grips with the wave one gold reciprocating files (something new to me) and then the next steps of Post placement and core buildups. After that there was an intra-oral scanning demo to show how the modern Cerec scanners work.
If you have the opportunity to attend this roadshow I would strongly suggest doing so.
This course feels like it would cost hundreds of pounds normally yet it is all included in the Dentinal Tubules membership. And that same membership has also already given me many hours of CPD this year, access to thousands of great videos, a fantastic online PDP framework and a local study club meeting regularly.
Dhru really is building something great with his vision.
I have mentioned in previous blog posts about my journey to a better understanding of how sugar impacts many aspects of our health. Last year I was approached by the publishers of Aesthetic Dentistry Today to see if I could collate that knowledge into a couple of articles.
This is the first of those articles in which I explain what “sugar” is, how it relates to dental decay and the recent developments in our understanding of how it affects our health overall. Later I will share the second article in which I discuss ways of reducing your sugar intake including alternatives you can consider.
Do you sometimes find yourself sitting back, avoiding confrontation and later thinking "Why didn't I speak my mind?". Or alternatively do you often find your fuse is too short and you instead reflect saying "I wish I could have kept my composure and got my point across better without losing my cool". If so then perhaps a book like this may help.
Dentistry is always evolving meaning we can achieve results that just wouldn't have been possible just a couple of decades ago. However for many patients it seems the biggest challenge is still finding a dentist they can trust and building a good working relationship so that they feel comfortable to actually undergo the work.
Dr Chris Harper