2011 is the year for inspirations to move us towards actions, so it only seemed right today to share a few things with the DentalBuzz audience.
My subscriptions to various RSS feeds is getting rather long, especially the dental blogs, and it’s just not fair for me to keep them all to myself! You’ll notice that there’s a new Bloglist to help you get all of the news and insights that concern you as a dental professional. Some other resources that I use are DentalTown and Dr. Bicuspid, but if you also enjoy following individual voices then you simply must browse through all of the great blogs that I’ve evaluated here at DentalBuzz. Also, please me know if there are some that you read that I haven’t listed.
You may have already noticed the other change. It’s the voice here. The impersonal nature of third person sometimes causes me to feel disengaged from the audience, and as much as humor is less risky from that perspective (especially when bravery is involved because it can be DIFFICULT to pull off!) it also makes it harder to stay inspired. So hi, audience. One of my favorite kinds of humor is that which is Andy Kaufman-esque so it’s okay if you laugh uncomfortably at my poor comedic attempts.
In the meantime, this controversial article was recently written about a product that I was hoping to bring to the table at our next office meeting. The product in question is Perio Protect®, an anti-biofilm regimen that shows great promise for non-surgical perio resolution. Is it a scam? Can a periodontist’s opinion be trusted, especially when the argument is against a product that is being touted to specifically keep patients out of a periodontist’s practice? In this case, power to the blogger perio dude. Even though it is in his best financial interest to scorn a system that relies on patient compliance at home to be effective, he gets huge points for diligent research. Ultimately, it comes down to me and the irritation that he has caused me personally. Because I’ll now have to find some other implementable product or service to present in our practice for the new year.
Also Dr. Todd, thanks for the inspiration.