All hands on deck is a phrase known in the military calling upon everyone to ready themselves for battle.
it appears the phrase derived from naval conflict when a ship was about to engage in battle tactics and maneuvers with the enemy.
Batting down the hatches in order to secure a ship out at sea during a storm also requires strict attention from a sea worthy crew.
Big ships head out to sea where they are at their best during the storms that come.
Vessels that cross the stormy seas of the world are designed and engineered to take the worst that nature at sea has to offer.
You think of the thousands of tons of steel that go into the hulls of mighty ships.
A science program made the statement 1 cubic yard of water weighs approximately 1 metric ton.
It is amazing how ship builders build ships that sail the seven seas for many years before they are retired and replaced with more modern prototypes.
The science of dentistry has produced some of the most intelligent healthcare workers found in the health industry.
You become convinced of this fact after years and years of continuing education courses.
University of Missouri, Kansas City, School of Dentistry, has a large contingency of retired military personnel.
Hearing the phrase, all hands on deck, connects you to the military presence of this contingency.
Clinic coats pressed, shoes polished and ready for duty may find you gesturing a mental salute from time to time.
Instructors sporting military haircuts retire young with all the fervor of battlefield commanders.
Make no mistake you give your all in the trenches in pursuit of a dental education.
There is a war being waged against disease in all areas of health care.
The battle is fought daily in the various clinics around the country.
The consumption of healthy food choices improves the position of the patient in this war.
We win major battles educating the public about the need to choose wisely in regards to what we consume daily.
Unhealthy choices break down the teeth, gums and our organ systems that regulate body function.
The oral cavity is closely monitored by dental teams through oral examinations from sight and tissue evaluation.
Emergency dental care in KCMO, will continue to keep dentists in KC busy.
Patients are advised to inform their dental teams when there is pain, swelling, discomfort, oder, changes in color of oral tissues, and strange popping or clicking noises from their jaw joints.
All hands on deck is necessary to treat the vast majority of our patients because of unhealthy food choices.
From the Diary of my enlightenment,
A.L. Clark, D.D.S. http://dentist4you.biz