Reverse engineering your success Pasadena's Rose Parade 2015 Speed of Flow Vigil of Hope

PASADENA’S ROSE PARADE 2015 Speed Of Flow Vigil of Hope Reverse Engineering Your Success.

Reverse engineering your success is one way to better understand the process involved climbing up the success ladder.

Summit climbing requires a framework designed from well thought out plans.

Mocking up your plans enables you to live the dream envisioned at the level of the summit.

What is it that must be done to sustain the design of a specific dream?

At base camp the dream is mapped out with specific action steps for the journey.

Somewhere along the way a plan is implemented that will find you walking in the foot steps of your planned success.

Our dental team’s dream was realized launching a presence on the web through emergency dental care in KC.

Your dream is realized at the level of what is defined from your true purpose.

The seeds of prosperity planted at inception are now bearing the fruit of your labor.

The new buzz word in your life is sustainability.

Plans now shift to staying at the top of your summit.

What it took to get you there is only a part of the process.

There is still work to do in maintaining your new level of success.

Deciding to rest on your laurels unbalances the success equation.

To stay at your current level requires a continual incremental increase.

Nothing stays the same, new thoughts and energy injected into your projects improve your condition.

Your formula for life to improve your existing position should include positive incremental change.

You will continue to improve your bottom line overcoming obstacles, reverse engineering your success.

A major concern is running out of ideas that cause continual success.

Nowhere will you find it written in stone you must go it alone.

Thousands of ideas to fuel your success exist in the minds of those you interact with on a daily basis.

Harvesting ideas in today’s information age generate continual improvement.

Continual improvement builds confidence that creates your future growth.

The operating basis of the world is working from one crisis to another.

The reason this occurs is due to a lack of sustaining growth.

Growth is a moment by moment event,, created from your conscious efforts to make things go right.

Making things go right  occurs in incremental progression of the daily improvements you make or cause to occur from the efforts of others.

Reverse engineering your success is one way to support the creation you so painstakingly implemented.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

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




Pasadena's Rose Parade 2015 Speed of Flow Vigil of Hope

PASADENA’S ROSE PARADE 2015 Speed Of Flow Vigil of Hope

There is a vigil of hope in the heart of every entrepreneur who has started a business.

Hope with the application of right actions implemented are what keeps you progressing in the game of life.

The smallest of right actions daily keep your business seen on the Internet.

What blows most businesses out of the water is not taking the next logical step for your own success.

It is not necessary to have all the answers to the problems of life to become successful.

But you must be willing to hire those who know the correct answers to those questions.

In the business sector Americans have held their own for years, hiring some of the best talent the world has to offer.

Developed countries rising to perform on the world stage alongside the super powers are offering their talented sons and daughters the opportunity to work at home.

There seems to be enough talent for everyone to improve the lives of their citizens.

The talented among us are out front and leading the way keeping alive for others their vigil of hope.

Knowing there are bonafide answers to the problems that stall our progress is exciting and motivating within itself.

For those who choose success it is available only a phone call or email away.

Through our niche emergency dental care in KC, success starts with right actions that make the phone ring.

Not every one who comes to you will be able to do this important function.

One of my first questions in hiring talented individuals, is the question, “can you make my phone ring?”

It is also appreciated when traffic increases to our website but the question must be answered, can you cause public individuals to call us?

This action requires the definitive actions of a good search engine optimization program.

Quality content that potential clients search for must be easy to find on your site.

Easily locating quality content that resolves problems is a win, win relationship with the public who are searching on your site.

Relevant offers that reduce clients risk of not receiving benefit are greatly appreciated by the public.

Transparency is appreciated as it bonds clients to you through your site.

Review the top sites on the web and you see well branded products that build trust in product delivery.

Not every one of us can compete with the marketing dollars of a top site but you can dominate your niche with the help of talented individuals.

Your vigil of hope remains alive utilizing the skill sets of talented individuals.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

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



Big plans no actions pediatric dentistry


Pediatric dentistry is a specialty of dentistry with techniques designed for our children needing treatment.

Bonding techniques are very important for children to remain comfortable in the dental environment.

The equipment and armamentarium have been down sized for the oral cavity of children.

You will find an office dedicated to the treatment of small children is a place that makes children feel secure and safe.

Getting the child involved in the dental experience is a good place to start.

Caring staff who understand the fears of children, are equipped to negate their fears with hugs and language that provides support.

There are children who have come into our dental office through emergency dental care in KC.

A walk around the office makes the equipment less threatening.

Show and tell exercises, acquaint children to the dental environment.

Seeing first hand a non-threatening dental office helps to get treatment accepted for the potentially co-operative child.

Children receiving care, co-operating with the operator and well behaved are excellent models for the touring child to duplicate.

Referrals are made for difficult cases and un-cooperative children to Children’s Mercy Hospital.

The hospital will give general anesthetic in order to administer and deliver complicated procedures.

Valentine’s Day is a good time to remind parents that the recommended daily allowance of sugar for children is 3 teaspoons daily.

This is a good time to cover this point in lieu of the fact, 1 can of soda has approximately 12 teaspoons of added sugar.

To minimize our children’s exposure to sugar it is recommended organic healthy citrus drinks be made at home, replacing sodas and drinks heavy laden with sugar.

Adding Vitamin C tablets, bottled water and organic citrus fruit to the mixture insures a healthy drink.

Stevia is a safer sweetener than processed sugar added to improve taste.

Remind children to brush for a1 additional full minute before leaving for school.

This is one way to fight the attack of sugar during the holiday.

It is not uncommon to see small patients with rampant tooth decay because of sugary drinks and treats unmonitored in the home.

The dental office is a great place to refocus our conscious health choices.

Even for adults today, sugary treats remain pacifiers late in the evening due to unconscious choices made from poor eating habits.

In the dental office treating small patients, with very small amounts of fluoride applied to the teeth, give protection from the decay process.

You will find after a pleasant dental visit, children remind parents it’s time to visit their dentist.

Pediatric dentistry renders quality care to children in the most caring manner possible.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

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



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Signs of hot teeth are evident after a patient has been anesthetized and numbing is indicated in all tissue areas but the inner most portion of the tooth.

This symptom can occur in the mouths of many patients due to a chronic carious lesion that has not received attention.

One of the major reasons patients request sedation dentistry is due to signs of hot teeth.

In dentistry it is observed patients wanting to receive pain relief may not opt in for general anesthesia or sedation dentistry.

There is a group of  patients that return to us for emergency dental care in KC requesting relief from pain that intensifies to a level off the pain scale.

Planning to relieve their pain must be given a high priority for successful treatment.

Patients are administered ant-anxiety agents to help them tolerate emergency procedures.

Pain at a high level extremely intense is level 10 pain.

At the bottom of the scale is level 1 pain, mild yet tolerable.

Deep carious lesions must be derided, even in teeth that are slated for removal.

The heart of the problem seems to be intense inflammation requiring additional numbing after debridement of the carious lesion.

Patients that don’t keep regular dental visits fall in this category with signs of hot teeth.

Dentists are continually made the scapegoat in many of these instances, usually because of a very fearful patient group.

Every effort is taken to help allay fears and suffering.

After debridement of carious lesions a high speed drill can be used to lance the pulp chamber with a quick split second touch of the drill.

Most patients experience immediate relief with a few drops of anesthetic injected into the small access opening.

Patients placed on antibiotic therapy and given anti-inflammatory drugs seem to fair significantly better.

Dental problems that keep you up all night with intolerable levels of pain can benefit from this technique.

Hospital emergency rooms are full of patients that are unable to get relief because most dental emergencies are referred to dental offices better able to handle the true dental problem.

Intra-muscular shots of demerol are appreciated at the ER but are very temporary procedures.

Patients still require definitive dental therapy as soon as they are covered with an antibiotic regimen.

Some liquid medicaments found over the counter in pharmacies provide minimal relief.

Temporary fillers seal carious lesions placed by patients with mixed results.

Temporary solutions must be taken a step further towards definitive treatment.

Signs of hot teeth continue to be a major concern for patients not receiving routine dental care.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

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



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Patients with high pain levels because of problematic teeth undergo root canal evaluation during an emergency examination.

Carious lesions deep within the tooth at the level of the pulp chamber, usually elicit a pain response.

An optimized immune system may keep your tooth from flaring up causing unbearable pain.

Major problems for dentists are finding a way to remove harmful bacteria from the inner most root area of teeth and micro-organisms that embed in the dentin eliciting the pain response.

Endodontic therapy has been proven successful with rates found in literature as high as 80%.

These procedures would have higher success rates in patients with optimized nutrition taking the fight for recovery to a systemic level.

The goal of a root canal is to save strategic teeth after a process of sanitizing the inner root structure.

Effective sanitation greatly reduces pathogens that anaerobic and aerobic.

Not all bacteria require air to proliferate through the tissue.

It becomes necessary at times to drain a forming abscess before the root canal can be completed.

Be careful applying pressure to a tooth that has not been covered with a permanent crown.

Teeth are liable to fracture if the patient bites down on hard objects, exerting force on the weakened tooth.

Play the role of a patient and get treatment completed keeping scheduled appointments.

You are at risk of losing a tooth being treated if treatment drags on because of broken appointments.

Each appointment builds momentum for the obliteration and minimization of bacteria lurking deep within periodontal tissues.

Root canal evaluation is an ongoing process throughout the campaign to render a patient functional and free of pain and suffering.

An attempt is made to save teeth where possible for esthetic concerns as well as restoring teeth to proper function.

Alternatives to root canal therapy are extracting the tooth and placing a dental implant to maintain surrounding bone levels.

So often it is stated bone is lost in areas of extracted teeth unless a dental implant is placed.

Facial contours require support of underlying bone to maintain a fit and youthful appearance.

Believe it or not mankind is projected to live longer as the world turns back to the garden for nourishment.

Another alternative is the placement of bridgework, provided with the understanding teeth are filed down to prepare teeth for the bridge.

Call the dental office should complications arise in the form of pulpitis, pain deep within the inner core of your tooth.

Swelling is another concern during root canal evaluation, remedied with antibiotics and incision of the swollen tissues.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

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

Reference: Patients seen through emergency dental care in KC



Nutritional Deficiencies Sugar Addiction Sugar Intake Problems

Sweet Treats Nutritional Deficiencies Sugar Addiction Sugar Intake In America

Sugar intake in America should be evaluated for optimal health and nutrition.

Patients are seen in our dental office for problems related to emergency dental care in KC.

Many of the emergencies seen are related to over ingestion of sugar.

You will find your obvious medical conditions seen by our staff discussed for referral to a medical specialist.

It is not uncommon today to see patients on several medications at the same time treating the symptoms of chronic diseases.

Sugar addiction is killing us in America causing more diseases than we can list.

Tied to sugar addiction is obesity and organ system breakdown.

Holistic health practitioners are more numerous these days as patients look for alternatives to the chemicals that don’t always take care of their existing conditions.

Skin lesions are on many occasions a marker of other underlying disease processes underway.

See skin eruptions as potential warning signs to be followed up on for greater health.

Whole foods are excellent products because of their rich nutrient values.

There are some specialists at the top of their game that may require a 4 to 6 week wait before an appointment time is available.

While waiting on an appointment optimize your health with whole foods.

Information is readily available for the ailments of the body.

You will find mankind has suffered with similar diseases and symptoms figured out ions ago, worthy solutions that remain extant today.

Prescription medication is not to be shunned but many of man’s ailments can be handled with products derived from whole foods.

Even the diets we yo-yo in and out of can be stabilized looking to the gluten free diet.

Your decision to go gluten free balances nutrition giving you an advantage over the pounds you are attempting to shed.

Blood sugar is kept in check with natural solutions from whole foods.

You will find wheat a part of so many products in our food chain, keeping us snacking putting on pounds as we go.

Dentists know all too well the complications of a high sugar intake.

In most instances the extra pounds we are trying to shed are because of over consumption of sugar.

The World Health Organization recommends sugar intake for adults should be 5 percent of daily caloric intake.

Adults of average weight for their height using this measuring stick should consume no more than 25 grams or 6 teaspoons per day.

The key here is making a distinction between naturally occurring sugar in our food items and added sugars when computing sugar intake.

Some of our added sugars are in chemicals like corn syrup, fructose and processed sugar.

Dentists in fighting the tooth decay process preach the foibles inherent in sugar addiction.

One can of soda contains 40 grams or 10 teaspoons of sugar.

This is way beyond the daily amount ingested.

An adult woman’s limit should be about 5 teaspoons or 20 grams and a child 3 teaspoons or 12 grams daily.

Replacing added sugar intake with fruit to stay safe and within a normal range of sugar intake.

Sugar intake in America is a battle won knowing what is ingested daily and keeping it within normal limits.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

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

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Fluoride toothpaste reduces the incidence of cavities in both adults and children.

It is more effective for children due to the porous nature of their teeth in the uptake of fluoride coming in contact with teeth.

Fluoride makes the teeth more resistant to the decay process.

The world is attempting to reclaim harmony with nature, reducing exposure to toxins and harmful chemicals.

Patients have always had choices regarding the use of fluoride or fluoride free toothpaste in grocery or health food stores.

Bottled water and home purification units control today what we consume or apply to our bodies.

Holistic health communities around the world are against fluoridation of drinking water.

Fluoridation may help children but it removes the choice of healthy adults saying yea or nay to its placement in our water supply.

Fluoride toothpaste is a choice to use a dentifrice with cavity fighting power.

Tests proven results show the benefits of the fluoride ion in decay protection.

Holistic health care providers publish literature to inform other healthcare providers to stop supporting legislation on fluoridation.

Many parts of the world do not have fluoridation programs and seem to get along just fine.

It is very difficult to change the minds of experts when specialists from all arenas have stated fluoride at 1 part per million in our drinking water has been deemed safe.

A better strategy is to protect yourself from all harmful chemicals in the environment where you live.

Patients left outside of the world healthcare system seem more at risk for services like those delivered through emergency dental care in KC.

One personal evaluation of a community not using fluoride toothpaste in Israel discovered a very high incidence of tooth decay.

Patients came to a clinic where dentists were kept busy around the clock restoring carious teeth.

Addressing a preventative solution for the community was a major concern.

Additional daily effective brushing of the teeth became vital for oral health as well as watching sugary food and drink intake.

If your family decides to use a non- fluoridated dentrifice, increase the number of times you brush and floss your teeth daily.

Continue routine dental check-ups to make sure the basic disease control program implemented is effective.

In a book, “Healing With Whole Foods,” it discusses undesirable properties of fluoridation.

It commented on fluoride inhibiting proper functioning of the thyroid gland and all enzyme systems.

Also stated was the comment it damages the immune system.

Fluoride toothpaste reduces the incidence of cavity formation.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

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




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Candida in dentistry is diagnosed where patients have a compromised immune system.

Candida Albicans is a yeast and fungal infection, reported by some patients who call for emergency dental care in KC.

Medical and dental training teaches to chemically control this disease process with prescription strength medication.

First line defenders may be Metronidazole brand name (Flagyl) and Fluconazole brand name (Diflucan).

Abscess formation that becomes difficult to treat can be handled using Penicillin.

If the Penicillin alone is not shutting down pathogens deep within periodontal structures, Flagyl is given in combination.

It is not uncommon for a wide variety of bugs to be prevalent in festering abscesses of the jaw bones.

Candida is troublesome because it has a double component to combat yeast and a fungus.

Antibiotics alone are capable of causing Candida in dentistry.

We as dentist find great relief in holistic health as a viable alternative therapy because of a wide variety of treatment modalities.

Patients with food allergies should consult with their physician due to medical complications from food allergies.

Food allergies can be signs there are concerns from candida in the Gastrointestinal tract.

Candida is one of thousands of pathogens living on or in the body.

When patients come into the dental environment keep this concern in mind you are not just bringing your oral problem.

Candida is a major problem when allowed to travel out of the gut due to a compromised immune system.

The major nemesis is sugar intake. Sugar feeds yeast in all its various forms, raw processed sugar, fructose from fruit, corn syrup, and alcohol consumption which breaks down into simple sugars.

Handling these pathogens is no easy task.

Because Candida lives on sugar that you ingest, an overgrowth can project outside the body causing skin lesions, burning, fiery pain and itching.

You as the patient have a major role to play in the healing process.

If Candida is projected through the intestinal wall looking for more and more sugar consumption to grow and multiply, it enters your bloodstream and travels throughout the body.

Food allergies are more prevalent when traces of what you consume are found in the blood streams

The majority of cases seen today in medicine are benign if treatment is initiated and the growth of yeast is shut down.

You must shut it down by first removing all fuel sources for Candida, wheat products, sugar consumption and foods that are deemed anti-inflammatory.

You would be surprised the variety of food items that cause inflammation in the body.

A bland diet to start is a necessary part of your treatment.

Increase your fluid intake with water.

Discontinue fruit juices, carbonated beverages, sugar and any products made from wheat (yeast products).

The gastrointestinal tract has been compromised therefore the gut must rejuvenated with Lactobacillus cultures found in yogurt and other probiotics.

To eat a bland diet start with soft boiled eggs and a leafy green vegetable like fresh spinach.

Don’t let cravings take you off your bland diet until you start to see symptoms improve.

At this time chemicals should also be discontinued with a medication plan structured by your dentist and physician.

Other food items will be added as you go.

Stay away from fried foods as well. Baked fish is a good addition to a meal plan after a while.

Listen to the symptoms of your body.

Make a visit to your health food store to get a medicinal regimen with holistic ingredients for a well planned recovery.

Candida is transmitted between partners so no sharing of body fluids during the time your body is under attack.

Understand Candida in dentistry can be handled with your input as the major contributor to your health.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

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

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Pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals are used to fight illness Gluten free.

Pharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals Gluten Free

Gluten free seems to be a phrase that is on the minds of most people nowadays.

At Halloween even some of the smallest trick-or-treaters have the nerve to say, “gluten free please.”

Through our office, time is taken away from emergency dental care in KC to provide colorful, festive bags for children young or old.

It is surprising to say the least.

My hat is tipped to the parents of children who understand gluten, basically

a derivative of wheat, barley, and rye.

These grains are in just about everything we consume.

Long gone are the days of bleached white flour commercials telling us the bread you eat builds your body 12 different ways.

Farms in attempts to save you money at checkout, genetically engineer our meals, bringing products to market at competitive prices.

Look on the Internet and you now see gluten free restaurants, a joy for those who appreciate businesses that are rising to the challenge of providing delicious gluten free meals.

How do we avoid gluten if a packaged product says it’s gluten free yet made of wheat?

Gluten clogs the intestines not allowing the absorption of nutrients and food.

Carbonated drinks neutralize stomach acid leaving the purchaser highly at risk to bone fractures.

Over a period of time an intolerance to wheat is possible.

It is placed in the majority of baked goods.

You will find wheat even in mom’s favorite meatloaf and meatballs.

Think of how many cookies, snack cakes, crackers, bagels, pies, cakes, bowls of oatmeal, boxes and boxes of cereal, cream of wheat, and whole grain loaves of bread with wheat you have consumed over the years.

Not the product but the accumulative effect is the concern.

Look at menu items in restaurants now serving gluten free selections and you realize a spotlight is on gluten free meals.

Not everyone will succumb to this problem, but it is significant enough to pause for the cause and know you now have alternatives.

Sprigs and twigs are not even eaten by vegans or vegetarians any longer.

At one large hotel in my area during a 7 year run as a vegetarian, I asked the waiter at a large banquet if a veggie meal could be ordered instead of the delicious yardbird.

The chef steamed carrots, vegetables, and cauliflower, not a scrumptious meal, leaving a bad taste in my mouth about veggie meals at their hotel.

Five foods that are healthy grain substitutes are wheat are Amaranth, Millet, Teff, Buckwheat, and Quinoa. (

One question in particular you may regarding rice. Is all rice gluten free? Sometimes it’s not.

Literature shows most of the varieties of rice are gluten free, even sticky rice also known as sweet rice is free of gluten.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

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

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Pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals are used to fight illness

Pharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals

Pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals are given to patients for treatment of ailments inflicted upon mankind.

Alternative medicine uses herbal preparations, dietary supplements, meditation, massage therapy, and body manipulation to realign your body for greater health and well being.

The term nutraceutical is a combination of the words nutrition and pharmaceutical coined by Stephen L. DeFelice, founder and chairman of the Foundation of Innovation Medicine in 1989. (Ref: Wikipedia)

Illness will find the majority of citizens in the modern world swallowing pill after pill in attempts to maintain some level of health.

Modern medicine has made amazing strides in reducing the plagues of the 18th and 19th centuries, responsible for killing millions worldwide.

The pathogens of nature have been among us since the inception of time.

They will be around long after we are gone.

Keeping them at bay is a challenge and struggle to be fought on a daily basis.

No one can doubt the power of wonder drugs concocted in the labs of our pharmaceutical corporations around the world.

Pharmaceutical products treat the symptoms of disease, while nutraceuticals, herbal preparations, and dietary supplements work to optimize health by improving your overall resistance to disease.

Preventative measures are found on the nutraceutical side of the equation.

You may find yourself out in the cold if you cannot afford the cost of medication prescribed by your personal physician.

Medication becomes a very expensive product to bring onto the market from pharmaceutical laboratories.

Nutraceuticals have been used by mankind since the dawn of time and should not be taken lightly in the fight against illness and disease.

Take the time to give intense investigation to the study and understanding of nutraceuticals for your health.

Visit and support your local health food stores to learn the secrets of the ages for the most part, at affordable prices.

You will find alternative medicine has affordable answers to what ails mankind.

Boosting your immune system is a good place to start with a multi-purpose vitamin.

A strong immune system is a great defense against sickness.

Healthy diets with nourishing meals also provide protection.

Avoiding the land mines of poor nutrition are also steps in the right direction.

Our dental office gladly provides information to the public while practicing emergency dental care in KC.

Educate your family and friends as you discover for yourself the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

Improve your quality of life using pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

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