Reverse engineering your success Pasadena's Rose Parade 2015 All hands on deck.


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.




Removing silver fillings


Removing silver fillings is a request dentists in KC entertain all the time.

Holistic healthcare professionals warn the public Mercury in silver fillings causes health problems.

When patients come to our dental office asking should they have all their old restorations

replaced, a quote is given that in most cases is cost effective.

Patients are also informed to have their physician run laboratory tests to determine if there are

Mercury toxicity levels in the patient’s blood chemistry.

The concern healthcare workers encounter in removing these old restorations is harvesting the residue

upon cutting them away from the tooth.

Heavy water spray from a high speed hand piece and disposable gowns with special masks

help operator and patient remain safe in the removal process.

After blood chemistry is evaluated fom laboratory tests, patients with no noticeable Mercury levels at times

opt to leave these fillings in place.

Silver fillings are removed for health and cosmetic reasons.

You should also be aware of Mercury levels in seafood consumed.

If Mercury levels remain high after the removal of silver fillings, plan body detoxification.

The digestive tract eliminates 75% of body’s immune system.

You can also spend quality time in a sauna to sweat out impurities like heavy metals.

Remember to replace lost minerals after workouts to optimize your nutrition.

Soil does not contain minerals and nutrients necessary for optimal health.

Minerals and nutrients for this reason are taken in supplement form.

It is a good idea to pursue optimal health before removing numerous or large silver fillings.

Preparing the body in this way provides safety for the patient.

This is a good point to make at the consultation appointment.

The point also is a statement your health matters to our dental team.

Educate the public and you help others to improve their overall health.

Dentists and their teams study nutrition in order to improve healthcare in North America.

Going the extra mile is appreciated by those who benefit fom your level of knowledge and expertise.

Patients come to dentists with the thought of removing silver fillings.

They are pleased to receive the gift of health in addition to tooth colored fillings.

Teeth with questionable stability are advised to receive crowns in order to restore tooth function.

Older technology found dentists restoring teeth with retention pins where over 3 quarters of the tooth became silver filling material.

Ideally, a tooth of this nature is prepared for a crown.

Coverage of the tooth with a crown is a stabilizing procedure, safer for the patient than tooth removal.

Removal of the tooth in this case is not always the best option.

Replacing silver fillings has variables that should be considered before proceeding.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

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






Savvy periodontal health is desired after dental visits.

Same Day Denture Services

Same day denture services are available for the patient who is willing to be on call for most of the day.

This service is well planned and best handled for patients who come to the office for an initial consultation before the treatment is rendered.

At the start of business in the morning patients who have come from considerable distances are ready to start the same day denture services process.

Patients are pleased to see the life-like naturalness of denture teeth.

Patients who are veteran denture wearers will be somewhat easier to treat.

Their old dentures are a good reference source. With the old dentures there is good information that can be duplicated in the new dentures.

Receiving a set of dentures for the first time can be overwhelming as patients have very high expectations.

New denture wearers need a support system with excellent communication to get the patient beyond the many pitfalls of new dentures.

Before contracting with a clinic to make your dentures, understand the meaning of the above statements.

You must be willing to comply with information provided by the dental clinic.

The information will keep your frustration levels to a minimum as the problems arise keeping you from throwing your new dentures out the window.

It is my opinion first time denture wearers are not the best candidates for same day denture services.

First timers should take it slow and matriculate through the normal process for fabrication of dentures where check steps  help to control the final product.

The normal process includes waiting until the gums and bone have settled usually approximately 2 months after surgical procedures.

While waiting for the tissue to remodel and firm up, a transitional denture can be constructed.

It will keep the patient smiling while the gums are healing.

After the healing process you will have a better fit of the final prosthesis.

Dentists in KC see patients who are referred to as dental cripples because the bone support is close to non-existent.

It becomes very difficult to wear dentures when there is no bone support.

Same day denture services are great for treating patients who are veterans at wearing dentures.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

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