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Jul
29

A letter from Rachel

written by CariFree

In June I was privileged to be part of a team of doctors, dentists, pharmacists, nurses and students that traveled to the Dominican Republic to provide services for the refugee Haitian population.  Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the Americas, with virtually no infrastructure or natural resources to support its population.   Many people […]

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Jul
22

CAMBRA Colleagues want to know: What to do about vaping

written by CariFree

Have you heard of vaping?  It is the e-cigarette equivalent to smoking and it is taking a firm hold in the US. Backed by the world’s biggest tobacco companies, the industry is aggressively expanding its marketing across the country. More than 14 million U.S. adults and nearly 2 million teens and tweens have used e-cigarettes, […]

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Category: Opinion
Jul
15

It’s not your fault

written by CariFree

One of the real troubles is that dentists and dentistry as a group are very poorly trained and educated in behavior management. As a group we do not know how to approach behavior management or what has been shown to work and what has not. At least I feel that’s the case for myself. We […]

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Jul
8

Practice Safe Sips

written by CariFree

  Last week we asked you to weigh in on what it might look like if we all stopped talking to our patients about sugar. You can see the full post and comments HERE. We asked if perhaps we have been going about the conversation with patients the wrong way. Our profession is known for harping […]

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Jul
1

What if we stopped the sugar talk?

written by CariFree

A few weeks ago we asked you if you thought conversations with patients about changing their consumption of sugar worked.  The bottom line it seems is that, some can if we spend a great deal of time counseling, but many won’t. You can read the post and replies here.  Dr. Kim Kutsch made an interesting […]

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Category: Education, Opinion