F-R-I-D-A-Y! Oh yeah!!! Hope all of you are having a good week. Pretty good here.
I saw Hangover II last week and I didn't think it was that good. I am in the middle of Super 8. I have to say that I haven't had much time for movie or books, and nothing I have read or seen has been that good. Let me know if you have seen anything good lately. My queue is kind of flat.
I liked Wednesday's blog and that "what would you do?" kind of thing, so I am going to do another one.
Before I forget: I have been asked to be the guest speaker at a study club in Miami (or as my kids would say, “Your-ami”). You know the study clubs where the meeting is in a restaurant and there is a speaker at the front while everyone is eating? I am going to be that guy. I am kind of nervous, but I got myself into this so I might as well jump in with both feet. It is on a Thursday night. I will finish work at 1pm, get in the car, and be there a little early. I’ll eat, speak for 2 hours, sleep, get up and come home.
I think it is a great way for me to practice and get my name out there. Triodent is putting it on, so there is a little pressure for me to perform. They will have their rep there and she will tell corporate if I stinks or not. It is in three weeks and I am freaking out.
Anyway, I have this patient. He is a 70 year old man and a really good patient. I took this x-ray the other day.
Knowing what we talked about the other day, take a look at the distal of #30. Man, this is a tough one. There is a little spot, straight distal. But I know that to do this little thing, I have to blow through the marginal ridge and do a DO. If I wait, there is a chance it would be humungous the next time I take an x-ray. You can see on this x-ray that he isn't very cavity-prone. On this x-ray, all he has is a facial filling on #5. Would you do it? Would you wait? Tell him to up his home care?
Okay, next one. This patient is 7 years old with decay on distal of #F.
On paper, there is no question: do the filling. But looking at the x-ray, the permanent molars are getting close. Her 9-year-old sister is in the other chair getting her teeth cleaned and she has already lost her upper first baby molars. Is that cavity going to be an issue in two years if not done? If it becomes an issue, what is the big deal? Just take it out. We know the permanent tooth is going to be really close. But to do the filling is so easy. Just 0 minutes and she’ll never have to worry about it. But I don't want them to have to pay for something that might not ever be a deal.
Anyone have an opinion? Oh, let me rephrase that (I know you have lots of opinion; I have read all the comments). What do you guys think?
I hope you have a great weekend.