Disclaimer: Please be aware that I am not trying to practice dentistry over the internet. I am not your dentist (unless of course I am and you are a patient of APDA). In addition, I am probably not licensed in your area, unless your area is Alabama. Please do not ask me any questions that you expect an answer you can be sure of. In other words, I have not seen the patient. I have not seen the x-rays. I have not asked all the right questions and gotten an accurate history to make a diagnosis, etc, etc. I just want this to be a place you can get a little general information, a little view into the profession, and a little entertainment.
I have established this blog in the interest of information and free discussion. Being in Pediatrics means I like to spice up the boring text with pictures and cartoons. All the graphics used are either images made by me, or images thought to be non-copyrighted or intended for public access and are available and viewable on the internet or other public sources. If you see something here that is your work and do not wish it to be used, please let me know. Abusive or crude comments are not allowed. All comments are moderated prior to posting. If you obviously are just trying ot sell something, I may not post your comment. In fact, I reserve the right to post, or not-to-post, any comments made here.
You may see some people used in videos or photos on this blog. Anyone who is identifiable as a patient has signed a consent form giving permission to use his or her images. Here is a good resource if you happened to wonder about: Medical Record Confidentiality HIPAA and Blogging . If I have used your image without your consent and you don’t want it on the blog, or if you have changed your mind about the consent given, please let me know right away.
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This is not a scientific journal, nor is it meant to be a peer reviewed footnoted discourse. This blog, like most blogs, is opinion. If you have a different way of doing things, fine. There is often more than one right way. If you don’t like the techniques or methods used, or if you just want to complain, please do so here, but use appropriate discretion. It may just be, however, that you need to get your own blog if you think you have the absolute best way. I have tried to stay within the boundaries of state law and proper ethical standards. I know we’re pushing the envelope sometimes with blogging. I hope in the end, this blog makes everyone more informed and a little bit happier. God Bless.