WTF. What the…. four?

It was an absolutely beautiful morning this morning.  Low sixties.  Light wind.  A beautiful sunrise.  Were you up early enough to enjoy it too?  It was amazing!!  My alarm woke me at 5:10 (the usual time), I got dressed in my shorts and t-shirt.  I donned my reflective vest, and popped in my tunes.  I… Read more »

Yes and No. How are both possible?

We are often asked if we do those mercury fillings.  The answer is Yes and No. When I attended dental school back in the 20th century,  I received the best dental education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry.  It was a grueling 4 years, but well worth the effort.  We learned… Read more »

It has lasted how long?

  Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ Into the future Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ Into the future . -Steve Miller Band   This week my parents will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  That is an      amazing accomplishment! Congratulations to them. They have been through a           lot together…. Read more »

Real American heroes–real American people

The Memorial Day weekend is over.  It has been a great one.  Four days off from work was a treat!  Our country is great in part because of the wonderful men and women who have given of themselves in the armed forces.  The sacrifice of these brave men and women should never go unrecognized.  I… Read more »

What can I say?

  When I was a child, I really did not enjoy going to the dentist! As a matter of fact, it was quite the ordeal for my mom to get me to sit in the chair.  Eventually, a visit to the local “dime store” for a post-visit bribe worked.  Needless to say, I eventually outgrew… Read more »

Thank a vet!!

Today, my post will be short, sweet and to the point. (How unusual!) I am a proud member of the Pittsburg Sunrise Rotary.   It is an awesome group with a wide variety of members–age and professions.   Despite the early start time (7:00am),  the members are wide awake and ready to face the world…. Read more »

What a tool!

This post will seem scattered, but please be patient! Over the last year and a half, I have been through some life experiences that have taught me a few things, one is an important truism–“stuff happens to you for a reason!”  This morning it happened again.  I enjoy bicycle riding in the morning.  The weather… Read more »

An answer for inquiring minds…

My dad tells corny jokes. Lots of them! He gets to telling so many that he makes himself laugh so hard that you have a difficult time understanding him.  He is a hoot!!  In his stash of jokes he will slip in a riddle.  “There are two barbers in town, one with beautiful hair the… Read more »

Toto, I don’t think we are in Kansas anymore.

Last week I posted a blog entry about tooth whitening. I was going to write about a different topic this week.  My plans changed as I have been observing an interesting situation brewing.  You may not even be aware of it.  It has ruffled some feathers in the dental community. A few weeks back, one… Read more »

Does the whiteness of my pearly whites affect my piano playing?

In our practice, Albert Mendez DDS PA, we are asked quite regularly abut tooth whitening.  The questions are usually the same.  How does it work? How long does it take? How long does it last? Are there any side effects? Will I be able to play the piano after the procedure is done? There are three major ways to… Read more »