Psychiatric Aspects Dentistry


Psychiatric aspects dentistry, enables dentists to better understand the total dental patient.

One of the barriers to patients receiving dental care is fear.

Patients no longer need to fear the unknown in the dental environment.

Staff make great efforts to show transparency in the delivery of treatment.

Time is taken to explain in detail the various treatment plans available.

For a number of reasons pain and suffering goes untreated for long periods of time in the lives of many dental patients.

When pain becomes unbearable, it forces a decision to call a dental office.

Emergency dental care is provided in Kansas City by experienced practitioners.

Patients are advised at their earliest convenience to seek the care of a dentist before an emergency ensues.

Your choice of locations and personalities expands during normal business hours.

After hours not many practitioners avail their services to the public.

Hospital emergency rooms provide antibiotics and pain relief if they are not flooded with medical emergencies.

Medical emergencies of a potentially life threatening variety are the main priority of hospital emergency rooms.

Hospitals at times may refer dental emergencies to dental providers handling after hours care.

Recently a patient was seen for a dental emergency that reported a six hour wait in a hospital emergency room.

Local anesthetic was provided for another patient who complained the emergency room did not have pre-numbing gel making the injection extremely painful.

The dental environment is better equipped to resolve dental emergencies understanding psychiatric aspects dentistry provides in caring for the total patient.

In the dental office at the consultation visit, discuss with the dental team your previous experiences. both good and bad.

The goal of the consultation is to assist the patient in receiving the most comfortable experience possible.

If possible turn your emergency experience into routine dental care scheduling with the dental team for future visits.

Patients are surprised how user friendly, state of the art dental facilities have become.

Whatever can be done to allay anxiety will be done to make you feel at ease and comfortable.

Make it a point to ask questions that concern you regarding your treatment.

Long gone are the dental visits where patients feel going to see a dentist equates to antiquated torture chamber experiences.

Through psychiatric aspects dentistry can help the patient receive treatment in an environment planned for the patient’s well being.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

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



Civility knows no boundaries. Blended Families

Building Strong Character
Defining Your Purpose. Blended Families

Working in a mental health center brings challenging days for counselors who treat members of blended families.

A young lady displayed a beautiful diamond ring to our dental staff with a statement she will wed her soulmate.

She discussed concerns the children of her fiancé are older than her own children but willing to give it a go hoping for the best.

Months later she came back into the dental office but discussed how difficult life had been in her new home.

One of her husband’s daughters rudely retorted,”you are not my mother, don’t tell me what to do!”

From her conversation to a KC dentist, it seems she had tried to enforce house rules where before her entrance there had been no discipline.

People meet with the best of intentions and marry for better or worst.

Children from previous marriages will come together under the same roof, attempting to cope with the new pecking order.

Responsible adults figure out the process required to keep family all on the same page functioning as a unit.

It takes time to gel as a new family, understanding all the idiosyncrasies of each individual.

The main ingredient that brought two individuals together in holy matrimony is love.

Love must be shared and divided equally among all members of the family with the understanding, you must start at the level they are willing to receive love from you.

Rome was not built in a day and neither will the blended family.

Discipline at many levels is key for all players in the game to play under the same set of rules.

Where no discipline exists there will be mental tug-of-wars and chaos.

The blood relative in the household must take the lead in roles of dispensing discipline, while the non-blood relative continues to establish over time, a strong bond, as someone who is there that can be depended upon.

Dispensing discipline before a bond is formed causes unnecessary stress.

It is the established bond along with support of the children’s blood relative that enables the other parent to assist in discipline.

Arguments about my house, my room, my this or that should be worked out long before the family settles under one roof.

Spiritual counselors give guidance to the couple planning holy matrimony.

A good idea is to also counsel individual family members as well to understand each personality.

Where there is no understanding, tempers have a tendency to flare out of control.

Powder kegs have the capability of igniting when sparks fly.

Adults that support each other win.

Blended families are difficult but not impossible, the key is discipline supported with love.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

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




Apathy causes a lack of interest in the very projects that create your success.

Certainty develops after performing task over and over again.

  Forming certainty can also open the door to boredom.

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Summer vacation finds most youth hunting for employment to remain productive.

The city parks and recreation department swimming pools had openings from lifeguards to pool hands.

The best job working around a pool was found to be the assistant to the chemical engineer. Hourly samples of the pool’s chlorine content was pretty easy to confront.

Before the pool opened for the day, a robotic cleaning system was monitored and removed from the pool by assistants to the chemical engineer.

The worst of the jobs, sanitation services, required trash removal and cleaning of areas connected to the facility. You would think getting to see girls in bikinis was worth the sweat in the heat of the day.

Working at the pool you quickly develop a lack of interest cleaning up after kids all day.

On occasion some of the kids who were aspiring artists drew pictures on the walls in brown mud like motifs,  left in place for the world to see.

Years later similar drawings were seen on the bathroom walls of a psych ward filled with schizophrenic patients.

Boredom and apathy set in causing me to lose the summer job.

Not everyone appreciated the sun dried artwork left on the walls.

We all may encounter jobs that do not suit what we would like to spend the rest of our lives pursuing.

These jobs are stepping stones that can open the door to greater opportunities.

It takes a mature spirit to arrive on a job you may refer to as a stepping stone and give your best.

No one wants to feel invalidated while make a living performing the task of their job.

The work that we do day in and out is not the problem.

Apathy comes after heavy doses of invalidation by others, causing feelings of uncaring and indifference about the work that is done.

To remain interested in what you do, understand the higher purpose of your post.

Be thankful for the job that places food on your table.

Look for the hidden opportunities. By doing a good job and being known as a good worker, you place yourself in a position to receive favor for a higher paying job.

Apathy causes a loss of interest in what we are doing and defeats success.

Form the certainty that allows you to become good at what you do and  defeat apathy.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

Artis L. Clark, D.D.S.








Criticism and condemnation will stop a business in it’s tracks.

Employees that are rewarded and praised for their hard work keep the corporation a strong and solvent business concern.

Limit criticism and condemnation to improve your productivity.

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Employees that fight the good fight on a daily basis, show up prepared to do battle in corporate America.

Competing for market share strains even the best of business relationships.

Relationships that become strained can be redeemed with understanding of the efforts displayed by those you employ.

Reward hard work. Monetary gifts may not always be in your budget, but you can give to others the gift of praise.

A job well done expressed from management to a deserving employee infuses energy into your work force.

Managers perform better improving the efficiency of their areas of influence.

Become the spark in management that lifts the spirits of your hard working team.

Not many people receive just rewards after giving their best in the work place.

Great efforts rewarded will increase your productivity.

The corporation that starts sliding downhill can apply the brakes by limiting criticism and condemnation of it’s team.

The negativity generated from their application creates dissension.

An employee chewed and mauled by management will gladly pass his mauling on to others willing to listen.

Fear and anger in the work force brought on by a mauling from management are counter-productive to real and lasting progress.

Allow the expression of the team’s proposals and ideas.

Disagreement is inevitable as things start to turn around.

Keep communication lines open to listen to the proposals and ideas of those helping to upright the ship.

You keep new ideas flowing through the corporation by praising those who go above and beyond the call of their duties.

Turn around your firm with the positive energy expressed through praise.

You will see those around you empowered by the gift of praise.

Limit criticism and condemnation to increase your productivity.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

Artis L. Clark, D.D.S.

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Welcome challenges placed before you.

They come and toughen you to achieve your life purpose.

Meet challenges with the realization you improve your position to handle challenges by focusing on your strengths.

Don’t allow your weaknesses to be the highlight of your life.

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To win the battles of life acquire knowledge of the spiritual laws of the universe.

Understand the importance of these laws to achieve success.

You fight life’s battles with one hand tied behind your back lacking this knowledge.

Counseling sessions with those who have found themselves broken on the rocks of despair, show us drugs and alcohol abuse have never been answers to the problems of life.

These abuses show us the cracks in our armor only revealed after we have been stressed beyond our limits.

Become greater than your circumstances and you win the major battles of life.

No one wants to give up or quit before success is in view.

Our human frailties and weaknesses befuddle the best of plans.

Get beyond your weaknesses by focusing on your strengths.

It is not necessary to major or minor in the weaknesses and frailties of life.

Available to each and every one of us is the fuel that nurtures achievement.

That fuel is the application of the knowledge gained from study of the spiritual laws of the universe.

A spiritual law is a universal truth established by the word of the Creator of heaven and earth which applies universally to all people. (stated by Mark Kennicott)

Proper nourishment of the physical body develops healthy tissue and strong bones.

Nourishment of the spirit comes after serious study of the spiritual laws of the universe.

Their study develops the mental toughness and strength desired to overcome life’s challenges.

You will not be found lacking in knowledge and courage to overcome the challenges of life after gaining understanding of the spiritual laws.

For centuries merchants have used spiritual laws for healing what ails the body and fulfillment of financial success.

Win the spiritual battles in your life and you will have success beyond measure.

Not every battle faced is won with weapons forged by the hands of man.

Since time immemorial mankind has been at war with himself or others.

Find the peace that surpasses all understanding with the knowledge you can be greater than your circumstances.

We are in the third quarter of the business cycle. Stay conscious of what is happening around you to achieve success.

You will find greater understanding in Deepak Chopra’s book, “Seven Spiritual Laws For Success.”

We;lcome challenges of life with knowledge of the universal spiritual laws.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

Artis L. Clark, D.D.S.

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Steve Jobs will be remembered as a turn-a-round king bending reality.

Apple was turned into a world class corporation, highly successful, due to the vision of Steve Jobs.

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There are tough managers in corporate America that expect your best after you have been hired to fill a vacancy.

60 Minutes this past Sunday gave a tribute to Steve Jobs who had been the chief executive officer for Apple.

Mr. Jobs died recently after cancer metastasized to other organs in his body.

He was responsible for product launches that will be studied for years by other companies wanting to learn his marketing strategies.

Literature notes that Apple did what Apple does best and that is market quality products to the world.

Apple contracted with other companies worldwide to assemble many of their products.

Managers can learn a valuable lesson from Apple to do what you do best, allowing the assistance of other specialty companies to help conquer new markets.

Apple was not always the first on the scene when a product was launched.

But they made us think they were the inventors of smart phones.

We are told their products were assembled in various components so there was no knowledge of the final product until it was ready for release.

An employee of Apple could be fired for releasing information about their products before management was ready to unfold marketing strategies.

Products were even sold before they were actually in the pipeline for fabrication.

Mr. Jobs vigorously applied his vision for the world to see in the resurrection of Apple.

He surrounded himself with like minded people as perfection was sought within their ranks.

Staff in the Apple corporation were submissive to the will of their leader as they took their company to the highest of heights.

Mr. Jobs turned the company around with the force of sheer will power.

We too are able to bend reality when we take a given situation already on a certain course and cause that situation to deviate from it’s existing course, improving it’s condition.

The realization we are able to change things for the better was demonstrated by Mr. Jobs.

Apple was at the bottom rung of the ladder close to bankruptcy when he stepped back in to take over the reigns of the corporation.

It now takes five executives to do what Mr. Jobs was able to enact with sheer will, stamina, and fortitude.

We all have different management styles but take note of what Steve Jobs was able to do with vision his corporation could stand as a leader and a force to be reckoned with in the world.

Envision where you would like your company to be and endeavor to make it reality.

Take your corporation to the next level bending reality to better your condition and the lives of those around you.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

Artis L. Clark, D.D.S.

Reference: 60 Minutes Steve Jobs, produced by Graham Messick.









Best efforts come when you believe in yourself  to get the job done.

Turn the tide to your favor with maximum confront of your targeted task.

Stay focused upon what you want and you attract what is good in life. 

Keep your feet firmly on the ground and success will come. 

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Believe you are destined for greatness that comes from well thought out plans and it will be attracted into your life.

Execute well thought out plans with precision to bring into existence what is unseen.

Well thought out plans allow order and control in the lives of those destined to create great things.

In the book of Genesis the first order of business for the Creator of heaven and earth was creation.

Create your own success with daily implementation of steps that increase productivity.

There is remarkable order in the universe.

Observing the magnificence of universal splendor leaves you in awe of all that has been created.

We have a chance to leave an indelible mark in the grand scheme of things when there is belief you are destined for greatness.

Discover your greatness by believing there is more to what you are capable of producing than what the eye is capable of seeing.

It is not known what you are capable of achieving until doubt is replaced with belief.

What drives you to look beyond what is visible and out in the open for the world to see?

Many times the things we want the most are out of sight but not out of reach.

To reach what you desire requires that you connect the dots from what is seen to what is not seen.

You connect the dots by believing you can find a way to bridge this gap.

Your desires come after you slow down and think about what you are doing.

Working smarter closes the gap and connects the dots.

Simplicity brings the focus you require for clarity of thought.

Keeping things simple allows the duplication of your efforts.

You will have order in your own personal universe with duplication of your efforts by others.

If you desire to turn things around in your life, design your goods and services with simplicity in mind.

You give your best to the world when you believe in yourself to get the job done.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

Artis L. Clark, D.D.S.

Reference: The Life Application Bible

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Look to the survivors among us and you will find the thin line that separates success and failure.

Success seems to elude those who chase money unfulfilled and unable to enjoy the fruits of their labor.

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There is never enough money on hand if your goal is the incessant chase for more and more.

Be deeply grateful for the blessings that have been bestowed in your favor.

Gratitude for what you already have in your possession, causes an increase beyond measure.

Giving a portion of your earnings to charity has a spiritual quality connected to your willingness to give.

You can jump start an economic turn-a-round with the concept of giving back to others.

The gift that you give may be time spent helping others.

We are told time is one our most precious assets.

Use it wisely. The more time you spend helping others, the more rewards will come to you.

We survive the foibles of life as we give to others.

Overcome your weaknesses and you cross the line from failure to success.

A team on the gridiron has a losing record. The team’s coach barks and shouts commands to get the team to snap and pop. Their losing record continues.

Management hires a new head coach to turn the team’s losing record around.

The new head coach gets the team on the road to success by winning more games.

Giving more personal attention to key players, the team dedicates more focused energy on the basics and working as a unit.

The team’s coaches unite and meet in late night review sessions to better understand their opponent.

When the team was trying to win they played as a group of individuals.

Individuals have opinions that may help the individual but yield an unproductive afternoon for the team effort.

Opinions cause us to move in directions that may be counter productive to the team.

Survivors learn how to play the game of life to win by helping others to win.

Those who survive by crossing the thin line of success become leaders.

Leaders find and resolve the weaknesses of the group.

Survive your trials and cross the thin line that separates success and failure by helping others to get what they want which in turn makes you fulfilled and able to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

You will truly become one of the survivors among us.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

Artis L. Clark, D.D.S.

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Giving your best to those who desire your goods and services is great customer service.

After you have given your very best, relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

We give more of ourselves to our chosen endeavors than anyone could ever imagine.

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On any given day many of us give far above and beyond what is required to get the job done.

A major corporation decided to downsize considerably cutting it’s labor force.

In a strong economy wages paid to employees were known to be top grade.

The corporation had a high efficiency rating with staff producing to the best of their abilities.

Staff layoffs were scheduled to cut deep within the workforce.

Employees that had been with the company for 25 years or more were exempt from the coming layoff.

One employee that had been with the corporation 24 years was targeted for layoff.

After receiving severance pay the employee was terminated.

You can imagine the frustration created by the loss of the job.

The employee felt that they had been treated unfairly due to the many years of service and loyalty given to the corporation.

The corporate officers reminded all staff how fortunate they had been to be employed by such a prestigious corporation for so many years.

Giving your very best may seem the effort that you give does not matter.

The position where you find yourself is not to be looked upon as a coincidence.

Instead of looking at the potential problem as a coincidence view it as a time to welcome new opportunities.

Giving your best in whatever you do will free you to receive the future blessings.

Giving allows a universal flow of all good things to come to you if you are willing to receive.

After giving prepare to receive what comes as a result of your ability to give your best.

Let go of the negative energy that builds after we feel we have been wronged by others.

Those trapped in negativity cut the flow of universal blessings that will restore what has been lost.

Job security has eluded many of us these past several years.

Stay faithful to giving your best to those that employ you and you in turn will receive the greater good.

Have faith and believe your situation will turn around for the better.

The Internet is full of success stories that only came about after a door was closed.

We desperately find ourselves clinging to reopen closed doors.

Giving your best will allow other doors to open for you.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

Artis L. Clark, D.D.S.

Reference: Wikipedia








With castles under siege, summon your knights and prepare for battle.

Battles in life will come and go.

Not everyone comes to the business arena equipped for war.

If you have not been trained to wage modern warfare against your enemies, hire a good field general to formulate a battle plan.

Pay close attention when under attack from an enemy.

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Economic hardship may cause desperation that can leave you feeling victimized if you are not prepared to handle the turmoil left from it’s wake.

Castles are priceless and should be protected whenever possible.

Your ability to fight fairly is your right and should not be taken lightly.

The enemy stays up late at night probing your defenses for weaknesses.

A TV series, “Battlestar Galactica,” aired in the late seventies.

The show was an American science fiction series produced in 1978 by Glen A. Larson. Starring in the series were Lorne Greene (Bonanza), Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict. It lasted one season in 1978-1979, but books were written continuing the stories. After cancellation, its story was continued in 1980 as Galactica 1980 with Adamas, Lieutenant Boomer (now a colonel in the Colonial Service) and Boxey (now called Troy) being the only continuing characters.

Earth’s fight for survival was against Cylons, a robotic fighting force.

A rag tag fleet of spaceships was all that remained of our planet’s people.

The battle star was the protector of the fleet, always on alert and ready to retaliate against the attacking Cylons.

Castles are always under attack.

You can jump on your trusty steed from a lesser, inconspicuous gate or let up the draw bridge to stay and fight.

After emissaries send documents and terms of surrender, carefully read every word.

Written documents require response because of filing deadlines.

Busy people win their battles in the trenches where the daily battles of life are fought.

Fight your battles and read the documents to know what is required on the bottom line.

Our castles are freedom that should not be given up without a fight.

We are free because we are willing to fight for what is right.

Castles are also your precious belongings earned from battles fought in the trenches.

Cylons pursued earthlings with a vengeance, that’s what enemies do.

Attacks from an enemy take you far beyond the blaming game.

Settle in and prepare for the long haul.

A good field general will attempt diplomacy as a first action.

Diplomacy is sanity and always a good tool to have on hand.

Accept responsibility for the part you have played in the process and prepare for war when under attack.

Battles in life will come and go but always protect the castle.

With castles under sieze keep all hands on deck to save the day.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

Artis L. Clark, D.D.S.

Reference: Wikipedia