2017 Here We come

Here it is and we are almost done with the month of January and I am writing my first blog of the year.  Better late than never as they say

So I started off the New Year as I usually do, heading to Florida for the CareerFusion meeting. … read more

Halloween candy buyback


candysThis is the 5th year in a row that Southern California Dental Health Associates will be participating in the Halloween Candy Buyback program that is led by a friend of mine, Dr. Chris Kammer from the state of Wisconsin (a big Badger fan as well as a music junkie like me). … read more

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

soft picks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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