Archive for February, 2012

Go Princeton!

February 26, 2012

It has been a slow month in the Wonderful World of Dentistry so this month’s blog will highlight my son’s preparations  for his upcoming swim meet.  Michael will be one of the swimmers representing Princeton at the Ivy Championship next week..  Orange hair or custom shaved ?  The voting can begin.

Winter Wonderland & Biophosphonates

February 1, 2012

I just returned from a great ski trip in Breckenridge, CO.  The twenty – two dentists that went included five alumni from my University pf Pennsylvania dental school class (class of 81).  That was more than typically  attend our yearly alumni reunions. We were very lucky – 11 inches of snow fell the first night we were there and the town of Breckenridge was putting on its annual ice sculpture contest!

As is typical of these outings we combine some continuing education.  This year’s speaker was John Tillner D.D.S.  and the topic was Biophosphonates.  Biophosphonates are drugs typically prescribed to increase bone density.  In a very small percentage of patients this can cause poor healing following mouth surgery.  If you are a patient on these medications, our office will discuss the risks and benefits  with you and your physician if surgery is required.

After spending three days and nights in weather ranging from -37 degrees (wind chill on top of the mountain) to 18 degrees, I really do appreciate our Southern California ideal weather!

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