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Cranham on Patient Education: Explaining Oral Health, Function, and Beauty

November 6th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I tell patients that there are three things to focus on. The first is biological issues that cause cavities or gum disease. Our first thing is to diagnose these issues. We know we can’t eliminate bacteria, but we can control it. We can create an environment that can be cleaned by the patient – smooth […]

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Cranham on Swine Flu and Infection Control

October 29th, 2009 · 2 Comments

This is a personal interest for me since my son was premature and is at high risk for flu and illness. We’re always on top of these things. The Swine Flu has been a little blown out of proportion by the media in my opinion, but whatever strain of flu exists, it’s good for professionals […]

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Cranham on Case Presentation & Patient Education

October 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments

The primary patient education system that we have used and continue to utilize is GURU by Henry Schein. It’s interesting because it uses a combination of nice animations, with some video, but I like that it does not have a lot of audio. I retain the freedom to use the scrubber brush to go to […]

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Cranham on Important Planning for New and Seasoned Dentists

September 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

The most important thing young dentists can think about, beyond gaining clinical expertise and good business practices, is a long term financial plan. I use Cain Watters & Associates, which helped my wife and me establish goals for retirement, as well as life insurance and disability insurance. Security for your family must be worked into […]

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Cranham on Dentistry in the Recession

August 26th, 2009 · No Comments

As dentists, we must consider how we act in diagnosis and treatment planning. It’s very important that we don’t stop doing comprehensive examinations. In my practice, we’ve still been seeing the same number of new patients. What’s changed is the speed at which patients want to complete treatment. Only after thorough diagnosis can you create […]

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Dr. Cranham on Amalgams

August 4th, 2009 · 4 Comments

I have never believed that amalgam creates a major health issue, but that’s not to say some patients may be more sensitive than others, and for them, amalgam can be a problem. My practice has been amalgam free for 10 years because now we simply have better materials. There are benefits in terms of sealing and strenghtening […]

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