I watched Rocky II with the family last night. Great movie.
Next up on the queue is Rocky III. Clubber Lang you are next. "I pity the fool."
My son Luke is so loving the Rocky series.
Okay, right to it today.
I was confessing what I do to you on Wednesday. I felt so good after I got these things off my chest.
I want to do more. I am just going to come out with it. I treat kids and I have never done a stainless steel crown.
WHAT, DID YOU JUST SAY?!!!
Yeah, I said it. What are you going to do about it?
I love working on kids. I hate stainless steel crown. I don't do them.
Then, you say, how do you do pulps and crowns? Good question.
To answer that question I want to take you back to dental school. Pedo at the University of Florida was like most schools. I am going to teach you how and why we do this. Then I am going to show you how to do this. Then I am going to watch you do this.
Well, I did ONE stainless steel crown in dental school and I don't even think it was on a patient. I think it was on a dentiform. So I get my degree and license and I am somehow suppose to qualified to do this. I went to a lecture on it and guess what? I still didn't feel great at it.
So I started to work on kids in my practice and did what was comfortable. I could do a pulpotomy and then I said to myself, "Self, you are good at fillings. Why don't you just do a big filling and then when you think you are good enough at SSC then you can start doing them?" Sounded good to me. So for the first year or so I did big fillings. Well guess what? I am still not comfortable doing SSC and I am getting better and better at doing big fillings. In fact I love doing them.
I show the parents what this bombed out tooth looked like before we started then I show them what this tooth looks like after and they are so impressed with me (and I am a little impressed with myself too). Oh, and they last.
I know what you are thinking. You are thinking, "No, they don't". Well I am here to tell you that they are lasting. I have been doing it for a long time, about 14 years (I know that is not as long as 28 years) and I can't remember any failures due to breaking of the tooth. I have had failures a couple of years later due to the pulp not working and the tooth has a large abscess under it, but never because of a broken tooth.
I am just going to do one tooth. I don't remember why but we just did one.
Took all the decay out. Formo for 5 minutes (I have heard of some pediatric dentist that are going away from Formo so I am looking into it) and then IRM. Then a big filling.
Nice. If you double click on it you can see the detail I can put into a primary tooth. I love doing this.
I took this tooth out because of natural exfoliation and the MO filling was 5 years old. Not one microleakage spot.
Anther 5 year old filling. Yes there is decay on this tooth but it is not at the margin of the filling.
Oh and I use SE Bond for all my primary fillings.
I think I will confess one more thing on Monday. Wait Monday is Memorial Day and we have been invited to stay at our friends beach condo (only one thing better than having great friends...and that is great friends with beach condos) for the weekend.
I am going to bring my laptop but I seriously doubt there will be a blog.
Unless it rains.
Have a great weekend.
Remember the people that died so we can do all this.
We can be free, we can worship, we can make money and spend money the way we want.
This is the greatest country and I will definitely take time to think about those men and women this weekend. I beg for you to do the same.
Thanks for reading,
Have a great weekend.