Data Analysis, or Gambling?

I just got back from a continuing education meeting which happened to be located in Las Vegas. I also watched the movie “21” which is based on the real life…

In My Book, I stress the importance in having the ability to deal with all the demands of being a dentist in a busy office.  There are so many things to…

How To Study

With all the volume of material a dental or medical student has to remember, how do they do it?  Well, some do the “binge and purge” method, cramming the night…

Dental Schools Like My Book

The University of Alabama School of Dentistry (UAB) just bought a bunch of my books.  I am pleased they find it of use.  If they think it is pretty good,…

Rising DAT scores

The DAT or Dental Admissions Test measures a dental school applicant’s potential for success based on performance in several academic disciplines.  Here is a graph of the rising competitiveness of…

Get Those Requirements

In my book, Dental School, I mentioned the trials and difficulties of the dental school experience.  One thing I would like to bring out more is the relentless pursuit of “Requirements.”…

10,000 HOURS

Malcolm Gladwell, in his book “Outliers”, puts forward a well researched observation regarding the topic of skill and mastery.  He states that it takes approximately 10,000 hours of concentrated activity…

Dental School is Exactly Like This.  Ok, well, maybe not exactly.  Still, dental school was certainly an awesome experience.  I’m sure we could have made such a great video in…

In response to rising demand for a dental education back in the late 1970s and early 1980s there was a large increase in the number of dental students matriculating in…

Continuing education, otherwise known as “CE,” is a constant in any profession.  School does not end with graduation. A dentist must constantly keep up with not only the newest techniques…