Eclipse Season

It’s now October 2014 and we are in eclipse season.  The term eclipse is derived from the ancient Greek noun ἔκλειψις (ékleipsis), which means “the abandonment”, “the downfall”, or “the darkening of a heavenly body”, which is derived from the verb ἐκλείπω (ekleípō) which means “to abandon”, “to darken”, or “to cease to exist,”[2] a combination of prefix ἐκ- (ek-), from preposition ἐκ (ek), “out,” and of verb λείπω (leípō), “to be absent”.[3][ Usually this …

Choosing a Better Dental Experience

Accepting that quality dental healthcare fits into a nice tidy box has always been a challenge for me. On the surface, this “box” contains a series of choices pertaining to procedures, materials, and technology employed to fix whatever is broken.  The currently prevailing focus of quality care seems to focus primarily on how these choices are implemented and managed.  Instinctively I have always known that there must be a missing intrinsic factor, and I have …

The winds of change – How are you coping?

It’s October 25, 2013 WOW!  Am I the only one feeling different?  Especially over the last six months I have experienced the following and more . . . Diminished appetite – I fall right to sleep but wake –up at 1 – 4 am ready to start the day – increase in emotional sensitivity – increase in intuition and empathy for others. The energies truly seem to be intensifying, and one of the main reasons …

Dr. Jeff Oras: Making a case for "Tooth Sense"

A new podcast from Dr. Jeff Oras: Dr. Jeff Oras, DMD, teaches us about his innovative work,”Tooth Sense” and he has transformed his work and the lives of his patients, which helps them feel comfortable and connected to their heart center.  Dr. Oras is really good at understanding his patients, to help them feel understood and active in a co-creational aspect of the dentistry process.

Karen’s Dental Dilemma

The following event is an example for those interested in the significance of Tooth Sense. This particular event –although specific to the patient involved– provides a greater depth to the understanding of how patterns of behaviors can influence our dental problems, and ultimately how this perception influences how the problem unfolds while undergoing care. What follows is a brief synopsis for this patient, Karen (Not her real name). We need to see the dental problems …

Exploring Tooth Sense to make the right dental choice

For many the concept of Tooth Sense is a new and even unusual concept. It was borne out of a gap in care that I saw for the patients I have treated. This post is not designed to do a thorough explanation of patient experience nor to review the relevant science of Tooth Sense, but to simply share how patients can make appropriate dental decisions. I spend a good part of my day addressing the …