I don't know what it is but left turns are hard for some folks. I am talking about the left turn lanes, with the left turn arrows at larger intersections. One knows the turn arrow light is going to turn green. It is also obvious that there are a line of cars behind you.
I am of the opinion that when one is turning left they need to be keyed up; they need to be totally focused. When the light changes, you can go. If you are in the line it is NOT a good time to check your texts or daydream about supper.
As the cars are starting it is amazing from back in the line to look forward and see a car turn, then another one turn with a distance of 5 or more car lengths between the two cars and the line has 15 or more vehicles anxious to get through. I know it is a chimeric hope to improve this facet of driving in the populace but it is one small thing that could improve life a little. So the thought should be Turning Left, Be Ready.
Thursday, June 1, 2017
I have had the privilege of serving with the Utah Dental Association in legislative matters for the last seven years. This gives me the opportunity to interact with our Congressional delegation regarding matters pertaining to dentistry and to dental clients. May 31,2017 I was able to visit Senator Orrin Hatch while he was in Salt Lake. He along with all of our Congressional delegation are supportive of everything that helps the dental client and dental provider.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
What's in a tooth? There is no caramel center covered with chocolate, but a pulp made of nerve tissue and blood vessels surround by dentin, cementum and enamel. Enamel is hard; really hard but it can be attacked and slowly destroyed. We call the 'getting a cavity'. If the decay gets big enough and goes deep enough it can infect the nerve and cause it do deteriorate. When this happens a root canal procedure may be necessary and then a crown. After all of that however the tooth is NOT as good as new. We cannot make a tooth as good as new. So, it is best to avoid and prevent decay. If that is not possible just understand that any treatment may last a long time, but it may not last forever.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Viewmont High School
Friday Aug 19, 2016
Oakridge Country Club
8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start
$110 fee per person which includes green fee, cart, range balls and lunch.
Club dress: No levi’s or denim, not t-shirts, halter tops. Collared golf shirts required.
Golf shorts are ok.
Everyone and anyone who plays golf is invited to play.
Prizes, fun and friends. The
format of the outing will be
emailed to all registrants.
For info email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
November 5-14 we took part in another trip to Central America. We went to Guatemala, principally in Quetzaltenango. Here are some photos of some of our experiences there doing dentistry and also some humanitarian projects.
In the above photo you can see me in action here with my assistant Joe Horst. He is a pre dental student and did a tremendous job assisting. He was great getting instruments to sterilization and never seemed to tire.
It is pretty hard not to appreciate a face like this. All in all we had a wonderful experience in Guatemala. We worked hard, traveled hard and gave everything we could. We have wonderful friends, we made some new friends that we cherish. This is a perfect way I think to express my thanks at this Thanksgiving time.