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Home Alone

I’ve always been fascinated by astronomy. I followed the progress of the new Mars explorer, Curiosity, as it made the journey to Mars and then safely descended to its surface earlier... 



An Interesting Case: Tooth Erosion

The 22 year old man in my dental chair had all the signs of a specific condition. He had severe erosion of the inside surfaces of his upper front teeth. Almost a third of his enamel... 



Dr. Weston Price-An Early Nutrition Pioneer

Dr. Weston Price and his wife, Florence, traveled around the world in the mid 1930’s searching out people living a primitive lifestyle. Dr. Price located groups which were still eating... 



Obsolescence

I have purchased several antique items over the last few years and as I use and admire these items I can’t help but wonder: is anything being built nowadays with planned endurance?... 



Sleep

Why do we sleep? What are the health effects of lack of sleep? How much sleep should we be getting? How can we sleep better? Ambitious for one page but let’s try to look at all these... 



“Silver/Amalgam” Fillings

A new patient told me that her son recently had a “silver” filling placed by another dentist without any discussion with her about it. I was discouraged to hear this. As a dentist... 



Headaches and My Teeth?

“When I wear it at night I rarely wake up with the headaches I used to have”. I hear this comment frequently from patients who have been given a dental parafunction-control appliance.... 



Ode to My Tiffin

I have looked for one of these things for years! Ever since seeing the movie “Eat, Drink…Man, Woman” where I watched the master chef, who the movie was centered around, pack... 



Citta Hospital in Humla, Nepal

I arrived in Kathmandu at ten at night on a flight from Hong Kong. When asked by customs why I was visiting Nepal, I simply replied "trekking”. I didn’t want to have to... 



What We Do To Our Teeth!

The average life expectancy in British Columbia has increased to over 78 years. With the advances of modern dentistry it is now quite possible to keep your teeth for your lifetime.... 



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