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 »

Whatever it takes.

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a wonderful educational meeting to learn about improving my online presence.  I wrote about it in a previous blog entitled, “So when does the future officially begin?  At that meeting I met a fellow dentist from the Pacific Northwest, named Dr. Brad Larsen. He and I learned many things… Read more »

Those “dang good feelings”!

Dr. Brad Larsen is a dental practice management consultant in the Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR area.  Dr. Larsen had a private practice in Southwest Washington for thirty years.   In addition to consulting he works part time for a non-profit health care organization providing dental care for the disadvantaged.  He and his wife are parents… Read more »

So when does the future offically begin?

Columbus, Ohio. Have you ever been there? Until this weekend I could answer that question with a “That’s one of the major cities in Ohio that start with a ‘C’, right? Never been there.” (Cleveland and Cincinnati are the others.) I am writing this entry from my hotel room in Columbus. I am attending an excellent… Read more »

“Do you ever %*#@?”

Back in 2008, I was fortunate enough to spend about 2 weeks with two of my sons, Jordan and Jason, in Taiwan.  My oldest son, Jordan, lived there for nearly 2 years, so he is fluent in Mandarin–the language of Taiwan and mainland China. It was an amazing adventure. I took lots of pictures.  You… Read more »

My faith in humanity.

This is Bryan.  He is the fourth of my five children.  Everyone who knows him is captivated by his smile.  As a dentist, I would love to take credit for that infectious smile.  I chalk it up to good genes–his mother’s! This is one of his Senior pictures. He is a 2010 graduate of Pittsburg… Read more »

What, another holiday?

Approximately 2 hours north of my house is the headquarters for Hallmark. There, in the heart of Kansas City Missouri, is an office, in a modern building where holidays are invented!  Can imagine the large table where “the powers that be” sit and think of the latest way to celebrate. I am trying to be grateful for Hallmark,… Read more »

Is it best up and down or round and round?

I recently read an article from Woman’s Day Magazine.  Before you jump to conclusions about my reading habits, be aware the article was a reprint on the internet.  The dental theme of the article is what caught my eye.  We live in a numbers/statistics world, and I keep hearing that women make about 90% of… Read more »

“Just Charge It!”

Anyone who knows me well, knows that  you would not normally hear those words come from my mouth!  I tend to sqweek as I walk!  I am a pay as you go kind of guy.  If I can’t pay cash for it I can’t afford it (well not that tight.)The last few weeks have been… Read more »