Really, I don’t have to floss my teeth any more?

If you were watching the news last week then that might be what you are thinking.  It appears that the US Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services felt that could not find any research supporting using floss as a tool to prevent disease, based on a Cochrane review that challenged the validity of flossing. … read more

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The Best Gourmet Ice Chips Ever

I can’t say that I am really a connoisseur of any type of food.  Heck, as a bachelor my cooking skills are limited at the best.  Thank god there is a formal broiler in the oven so I can’t screw up the steaks that much.… read more

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It’s your life, how do you want to live it?

Everyday we are given constant reminders of just how fleeting life can be.   Earlier this week I found out that someone I have met at a dental meeting several years back had passed away from cancer.  She was so supportive of the meeting and all the attendees that she truly exemplified the entire concept of the CareerFusion organization. … read more

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Boy, Was I schooled this week!

school-largeLet’s get the facts straight here.  I have been practicing dentistry for almost 34 years.  Southern California Dental Health Associates opened its state of the art facilities in the Miracle Mile area of Los Angeles (still Beverly Hills and West Los Angeles adjacent) just over 7 years ago. … read more

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The storm is coming

I know, wstorme keep hearing that in drought ridden California, hoping that El Niño is going to be delivering a lot of rain to help us out.  Unfortunately, this article is not about a weather storm, it is in fact about a health epidemic sweeping California and the rest of the country.… read more

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My most limited resource

Dr.EngelRecently I have committed to becoming one of those go to guys when it comes to prevention and your health.  I got to make it clear and straight to all of you.  Big money based companies (and to some degree the government) really don’t have an interest in preventing disease, they have more of an interest in treating disease. … read more

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It’s not over till the fat lady sings


I was so happy for my oldest son when the Bronco’s won the Super Bowl. He has been a Bronco fan for as long as I can remember. There was a three year period when I had to buy him a new jersey every year because they had traded away the player’s jersey that Josh already had.… read more

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What can I do? It’s up to you

Here it is the end of January 2016 and I am writing my first blog of the year.  Feels good to be back as I spent 10 days in Florida.  Some of the time was at the best dental meeting ever (thank you all of the fusionistas at CareerFusion) and the timing was right to stay a few days with some important friends in my life and then my lovely mother joined me to be at the wedding of a young man I have seen grow and mature from birth. read more

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I brush and Floss and still have inflamed and bleeding gums. Is there anything else?

I am glad you asked that.  New science shows that breaking up the biofilm (see for what is biofilm) that is responsible for gum disease is a lot harder that what was previously thought. In fact a lot of people with good home care still lose a little ground every year on fighting the biofilm and gum more

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What the heck is wrong with us?

Over the years I have blogged on many different subjects, some healthcare related, some personal and some just random observations of life, or at least, life as I see it in Los Angeles.  I write this blog with a sense of sadness, but with also a bit of joy…because when it comes down to it, the only person I am responsible for is more

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