Organize knowledge to play life's game.


Organize knowledge and use it to formulate definite plans of action.

Look at the following ways to organize knowledge.

Through journals, vision boards, 5 x 7 cards, Day Timer Inc., and Franklin Planners, information can be organized.

We all have weaknesses that can be overcome cataloging collected information.

Use catalogued or stored information as reference materials to formulate a good plan.

One place to review tons of catalogued information is your public library.

In my town, the Kansas City, Missouri, Public Library has good resources for study.

The potential power of knowledge will take you from poverty to riches.

Collect pertinent data and place it in journals for easy access.

Use acquired information as building blocks to your fortune.

Information is the fuel used by the brain to generate energy.

Make it a goal to organize knowledge after study of a subject.

Study is a steady way of formulating a definite plan of action.

To gain knowledge one must also understand the nomenclature of his/her subject.

The best way to understand subject matter is through the use of dictionaries.

There are a wide range available for just about every study situation.

You are told to not bypass words that are unknown.

Knowledge becomes hard to obtain if words are not known within the text that you study.

Words defined for their understanding bring clarity with knowledge as an end product.

Acquisition of information gives vision to those who use knowledge stored in the various methods reported here.

Journals help to find information collected over the years giving easy access to its contents.

Keep journals together in your own small library.

Vision boards give an ever present reminder to claim what is on the board as your own.

Visualizing on a daily basis what is written on the board keeps the board’s contents on the mind.

You will have better recall of the board’s contents reviewing them daily.

Cards collected that are 5 x 7 provide room to write notes about a subject.

Keeping them together in a small box allow access to their review as well.

Another great organizing tool is the Day Timer Inc, time management system and the Franklin Planner.

Our dental team uses all of these systems to function effectively as a cosmetic dentist.

There is a need in every niche to organize knowledge and apply what you learn to real life situations.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

A.L. Clark, D.D.S.





Wanting white fillings Dental Cosmetics


Dental cosmetics are used on a daily basis to enhance the appearance of your smile.

Stain, fractured teeth, discoloration, and  endodontic therapy all are considerations that can be problematic

during the restoration process.

During dental consultations the patient will state their major concerns or chief complaint in reference to their visit.

Even in an emergency facility, after the resolution of toothache pain, patients want to know what can be done to improve the look of ther overall appearance.

The cleaning of teeth greatly reduces common stain from caffeine, tar and nicotine.

Stain not so common is noted after some cultures chew Beattle nut, leaving very dark and tenacious build-up all over the teeth.

Pipe tobacco another difficult stain to remove presents problems as well.

Both the above products require additional time to remove their residue.

A light abrasive called flour of pumice, from the ash of lava rock, helps break down heavy stain.

Ultrasonic scalers are worth every penny tackling heavy stain.

Patients with tough stain are requested to return to the office every 3 – 4 months to assist in the removal process.

Dental cosmetics are valuable for the preparation of fractured teeth.

Temporary crowns restore esthetics and function of teeth in the short term.

Permanent restorations in the esthetic zone will receive porcelain coverage.

Missing teeth are treated with dental implants, crowns and bridges or partial dentures.

Replacing your teeth lost from gum disease and tooth decay is a never ending battle in dentistry.

Patients are informed they don’t have to go into hiding while waiting on completion of dental procedures.

Under ideal situations oral surgery patients needing full dentures could wait eight weeks before dental impressions are taken.

The healing period settles the bone reducing sharp bony prominences making it difficult to wear the dentures.

Dental cosmetics are also available to enhance the smile for those who wear dentures.

Discuss with your dentist upgrading the teeth in your denture to a higher quality.

Higher quality teeth have a more natural look, greatly improving your appearance.

Denture teeth can be stained or customized to also enhance the smile.

Slight turns of the teeth and repositioning them in the denture base also improve esthetics.

Patients say to dentists on many occasions to not deliver a smile that resembles a chiclet smile.

Chiclets all look the same with no differentiation or characterization.

Dental cosmetics enhances the smile with patients having a say in the way they look in the final analysis.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

A.L. Clark, D.D.S.



Wanting white fillings


Dental patients are treated by cosmetic dentists after wanting white fillings to replace their unsightly graying and aging silver fillings.

Cosmetic dentistry is in vogue and will continue to be with great marketing to the public.

Our clients in all niches benefit from excellent marketing strategies.

Dental teams are requested to provide options that enhance your confidence and improve the patient’s ability to smile.

We tell patients after placing white fillings to keep their regular check-up visits.

At the preventative appointment the teeth are cleaned and polished along with a thorough evaluation of the existing white fillings.

Patients on high sucrose diets should be warned against a constant attack of sugar, capable of destroying healthy tooth structure.

Along with teeth breaking down is also a loss of integrity in the seal that bonds the filling to the surrounding tooth structure.

For this reason at the recall visit the integrity of a filling’s margins are checked to see if margins need to be resealed with bonding agents.

Patients wanting white fillings is a good idea because of their durability and strength.

For teeth requiring more strength, porcelain fillings, (inlays and 0n-lays) are available.

Inlays and on-lays minimize the reduction of tooth structure.

Full coverage porcelain crowns have a specific preparation design.

Tooth reduction is necessary to make room for the full coverage of porcelain over the entire tooth.

The rule still remains that filling materials are used to seal tooth defects, holes and abrasive areas.

Destruction of tooth structure beyond the above statement brings into play the consideration of a porcelain crown to protect the fragile unsupported chewing surfaces.

Dental sealants are great for reducing decay of grooves that traverse the chewing surfaces of your teeth.

Children receive dental sealants as an adjunct in the prevention of further tooth decay.

Not everyone coming into dental clinics agree fluoride should be placed on the teeth of children.

In lieu of concerns about the application of fluoride treatments on children’s teeth, parents are advised to monitor effective brushing regimens at home.

Dentists advise young patients and parents to add additional brushing regimens, countering the effect of the breakdown of enamel from sugary snacks.

Wanting white fillings and other procedures in cosmetic dentistry, come with the responsibility to keep them functional with proper care.

Great smiles are delivered day in and day out with patients wanting white fillings.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

A.L. Clark, D.D.S.