A Curious Void

After reflecting on last weekend’s lecture with the pediatric dentists, it is still a bit of a shock to me that I am unable to find a convincing application of digital dentistry in that particular field. We often think of the encroachment of technology blanketing all that was old-fashioned and

The Comfort of Six

With Typhoon Maria shoving buckets of rain at the windows, it seems like the right time for a zero-constructive blog post. After 2 weeks in Phoenix and Las Vegas, followed by 5 days in South Korea, it was really hard to get back into the office chair. Not gonna lie,

Zirconia the Third

We’ve had the Katana STML zirconia for a while, but haven’t seen much of its use due to two reasons. One is that our version only comes in disc-form, so in order to mill it I’d have to break out the big MCX5 5-axis milling machine, instead of the much

Nothing Is New

I remember reading somewhere that an original thought is, by definition, impossible because our cognitive insights are always derived from external experiences. Obviously the argument was expressed much more elegantly by the author, and it made sense at the time. Our common intuition, however, seems to suggest otherwise, and we

The Obstacle is the Path

Over the past year, I’ve given enough speeches and presentations to be able to group them into three basic categories: Technical Instructional Motivational Technical lectures deal with skill-learning, and are oftentimes accompanied by hands-on workshops. These are the easiest to prepare for, but can’t be reliably managed both in terms

The Perils of Rapid Development

As a speaker for digital dentistry, I have the good fortune of meeting dentists from all walks of life. But whether they are from super high-end conglomerate mega-clinics or a modest single-chair office in a developing nation, it is interesting to see that they are oftentimes tripped up by the