Author Archives: karenstlys

What else can this be? Host mediated response

I’ve just posted on  GDPUK about  my son’s dental problems and a possible explanation of  host mediated response.. link here Sandy didn’t want me to say anything, he ‘s very sensitive about being branded as “different”.  I explained to him that … Continue reading

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Illegal Tooth Whitening

Finally,  the British legal system has decided that it is illegal for anyone who is not a dental professional to perform tooth-whitening procedures. This week a private company in the UK has been fined £3500 for carrying out tooth whitening. … Continue reading

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My Story:

We all have a story about why we’re doing what we’re doing.  That story keeps us going when things go wrong; gets us to write another email, pick up the phone, write a blog post(!).  Our stories are our touchstones. … Continue reading

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Host Mediated Response

(J Dent Res. 1970 Sep-Oct;49(5):1020-4. New thesis on the development of erosion and dental caries. Gabrovsek J.) About 6 years ago my son’s teeth started falling apart.  He was only 5 and he had decay in quite a few teeth … Continue reading

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Disinfecting your toothbrush?

Well, I will definitely be disinfecting mine after reading an article in Dentinal Tubules.  Of course, I had thought about doing it but just thought that leaving it looking free of debris and in the open air would ensure it … Continue reading

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More on Coaching for dentists

In my last post I touched on the subject of coaching for dentists and I was slightly surprised to see this subject come up the following day on the UK dentists’ forum, GDPUK. A dentist was asking on the forum … Continue reading

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How to: Choose a dental course

Part One First: Start with your head! Figure out which area of work needs improving -Some people may need to start with their attitude to their work. If you’re finding it a struggle to be happy with what you are … Continue reading

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