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Quarterly WINTER 2012

VOL 10 / ISSUE 3

Specialty dental clinic opens its doors ... page 4


I t ’s a l l a b o u t Y O U ! • Brand new member benefit ... page 6 • Volunteer Spotlight ... page 8 • Member Profile ... page 14

Don’t miss these... The fight must go on ... page 5 Is your PC infected? ... page 10 Dr. Munk’s unfinished business ... page 16 Upcoming CDE programs ... page 18

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Seattle-King County Dental Society Membership Quarterly

STAFF Managing Editor: Ms. Jennifer L. Freimund Contributors: Dr. Gary E. Heyamoto Dr. Alan M. Munk Ms. Krystal Bishop Ms. Sandra Anderson Publisher: Ms. Liz Enbysk, State Street Writing, LLC COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE Dr. Elizabeth K. Lyons, Chair Dr. Victor Barry Dr. Gary E. Heyamoto Dr. William E. Hooe Dr. Dan G. Middaugh Dr. Gregory Y. Ogata Dr. Jason P. Pehling Dr. Christopher Pickel Dr. Douglas P. Walsh Dr. Leah D. Worstman Dr. Judson Werner / Liaison OFFICERS Dr. Cynthia R. Pauley, President Dr. Princy S. Rekhi, President-Elect Dr. Linda J. Edgar, Past President Dr. Kirk E. King, Treasurer Dr. Amy M. Winston, Secretary EXECUTIVE COUNCIL Dr. C.R. Anderegg, 2012 Dr. Patrick E. Taylor, 2012 Dr. Judson A. Werner, 2012 Dr. Barton S. Johnson, 2013 Dr. Edmond L. Truelove, 2013 Dr. Amrit K. Burn, 2014 Dr. Audrey K. Tatt, 2014 Ms. Jennifer Freimund, Executive Director Change of Address: To ensure continued receipt of issues, change of address must be reported to: SKCDS Central Office, 2201 6th Ave., Suite 1210, Seattle, WA 98121, as soon as possible -(206) 448-6620. Email: The information in this publication is for the exclusive benefit of SeattleKing County Dental Society members. Neither the Society nor the publisher makes any express or implied warranties as to the information herein, including the contents of any advertising. Opinions in the Quarterly do not necessarily express the official policies of the Seattle-King County Dental Society, nor the opinions of the editor, unless so stated.

WINTER 2012 Volume 10, Issue 3

CONTENTS Specialty Dental Clinic Opens its Doors ............................................................. 4 President’s Page with Dr. Cynthia Pauley ........................................................... 5 New Member Benefit: WEO Media .................................................................. 6 Election and Installation is April 3 .................................................................. 7 Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Jay Deiglmeier and his team ........................................ 8 Your Membrship Matters .............................................................................. 9 Tech Corner: Is Your PC Infected?.................................................................. 10 New Dentist Programs 2012 ...................................................................... 12 Welcome New Members ............................................................................13 Member Profile: Dr. Princy Rekhi................................................................... 14 Exposures with Dr. Al Munk ........................................................................ 16 SKCDF St. Patrick’s Day Gala ................................................................... 17 CDE 2012 Programs • Predictable Advanced Restorative Dentistry ..................................... 18 • Annual Membership Recognition Event ............................................. 20 • Clinical Complications in Fixed Prosthodontics .................................... 22

THANK YOU TO OUR ADVERTISERS Pacific Northwest Dental Conference ........................................................... 2O O’Brien Dental Lab ...................................................................................... 4 Charles Spaeth / Yates, Wood & MacDonald..................................................... 5 AFTCO ....................................................................................................... 6 Dental Employment Services ......................................................................... 6 Washington Dentists Insurance Agency ............................................................ 7 DP Incorporated .......................................................................................... 8 Pacific Continental Bank ..............................................................................9 Sleep Apnea and Facial Pain Center ............................................................. 10 NORDIC .................................................................................................... 11 Dental Professionals ................................................................................... 12 Robert L. Horchover Sleep Apnea & Snoring ................................................. 12 Ann J. Durham Attorney at Law ..................................................................... 13 Dr. Dennis Kuplan CPA ................................................................................. 13 Home Owners Club ................................................................................... 16 CLASSIFIEDS ............................................................................................ 17 Constantine Builders ................................................................................. 24

For advertising and publishing details, contact: Liz Enbysk, State Street Writing, (425) 373-3285 2012 SKCDS WINTER QUARTERLY l 3

Specialty Dental Clinic Opens Its Doors On Tuesday, January 17, nearly 30 people braved the threatening weather forecast to attend the Open House for the Swedish Community Specialty Clinic (SCSC) Dental Clinic. The SCSC was created in partnership with the Seattle-King County Dental Society, the Seattle-King County Dental Foundation, Pacific Hospital Preservation & Development Authority (PHPDA), Project Access Northwest and Swedish Hospital. The dental portion of the SCSC opened in September 2011. Three operatories, funded in part by the Washington Dental Services Foundation and Burkhart Dental Supply, are fully equipped to provide complex extractions. This program is designed to reduce the gaps in the community dental safety net. Here’s how it works: • Patients with complex extractions which the safety net clinics do not have the expertise to treat are referred to Project Access Northwest. • Project Access Northwest screens the patients to ensure they meet the low income guidelines and makes certain that everything is in place for treatment (e.g., x-rays, treatment plans, medical history, etc.). • The patients are scheduled for treatment by our dentist or oral surgeon volunteers. • Treatment records are sent back to the referring clinic. Even though the SCSC has provided just a few treatment days, it has already


The ribbon cutting photo on our cover features (from left to right): Dr. Amy Winston; Dr. Bart Johnson; Mr. Jerry Ritsema from Burkhart; Dr. Princy Rekhi, SKCDS president-elect; and Mr. Dan Dixon, Vice President for External Affairs for Swedish.

seen 28 patients, taken out 104 teeth and provided almost $50,000 in free care. Beginning in mid-January, the SCSC hired a part-time dentist, Dr. Noah Letwin, and a part-time dental assistant. This pilot program will allow the Clinic to be open at least two days a week, every week. The need is very great, and many of these patients are in severe pain. Additionally, Dr. Letwin will be available to assist general dentists who may wish to improve their extraction skills while volunteering. If you are interested in volunteering in this Clinic, please contact Jennifer Freimund at the Central Office; her phone number is 206.448.6615 or email is After completing a credentialing process with Swedish, you may volunteer at the Clinic. For now, the Clinic is open on Wednesdays and Fridays; and, you may choose whether you want to work a full day or a half day (either morning or afternoon).

The Fight Must Go On ... I would like to start my last article as president with a quote from a great innovator, thinker and motivator of our time... who sadly died in October. With limited time on Earth, he changed all of our lives: “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is the result of living with other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. Most important have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. Stay hungry. Stay foolish. I have always wished that for myself. And now, I wish that for you.” - Steve Jobs (commencement address to Stanford University) Our time IS limited... I, like most of you, work full time and try to balance family life within the fabric of everyday life. I have had to ask myself why do I take on the extra responsibilities of working within the structures of organized dentistry on top of everything else. The answer for me lies deep within my own family. When I grew up my first profound working memories, being of my Mom in dental school. She was a school teacher who thought she had what it would take to be a good dentist and so applied in only the second year that the Dental School was

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PRESIDENT’S PAGE By Cynthia Pauley, DDS actively seeking female students. My first memories are of watching her build teeth out of wax... then cast them into gold. I was hooked. I had no idea what any of it meant, as I was only 10 years old, but somehow I knew I belonged beside her doing magical things with wax and gold. Long story short, my Mom and I practiced side by side for 19 years! She retired into an active and joyous retirement this year. Luckily for me, my future years will now be carved out with my husband by my side in life and in dentistry. That is my story, but not my inspiration. I am inspired by the blue eyed and green eyed six and seven year olds who take up the remaining parts of my waking life as well as the majority of my heart. My sons have grown up with dentistry in and around their lives. They have both expressed great interest in the dental profession. My husband and I really have had to think about what that means. What will it look like for them if they do succeed in attaining that goal? It really is simply motivational for me to think about the profession in 20 years. That alone puts the energy back into what is sometimes daunting opposition to preserving dentistry as we know it. Both for ALL the young future dental professionals and, most importantly, the patients, the fight must go on! I would also like to close my final article with a heart-felt thank you. Thank you to all the amazing dentists out there who worked diligently this year to raise our voices against strong and menacing forces. I believe that we stood tall and did amazing things this year. I believe that the fight is by no means over, but we were heard! In the coming months, all of us are going to have to dig deep and stay focused and prove that we can move mountains. By the time this article is printed, my hope is that we have arrived in huge numbers in Olympia to let the legislators know how well much of dentistry IS working. I hope that we will have been able to show them all of our hard work to actively solve the access problem. I hope they will have listened to the information about our programs, coming online in every corner of our County and State, that are truly helping the underserved. Finally, I hope that they will hear, above all else, that no one cares more about the quality of dental care in this State than the dentists of this State. It has been a privilege to be a part of SKCDS. It is an honor to be surrounded by member dentists with the energy, optimism, creativity and courage to face our future head on. - Cynthia Pauley, DDS

I would like to introduce a new section of our Quarterly -- the “Volunteer Spotlight.” We want to feature and promote all that we are doing to help the underserved. See page 8 for our first Volunteer of the Quarter. Please email if you or someone you know have some great volunteer experiences to share. 2012 SKCDS WINTER QUARTERLY l 5

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SOCIETY NEWS New Member Benefit: WEO Media The Seattle-King County Dental Society is excited to announce a new partnership we believe will bring tremendous value to our members. Over the last 12 months, we have received numerous inquiries about partnering with our Dental Society. During this time our staff and board have spent countless hours interviewing and examining these prospective partner companies. We would like to introduce you to one of our new partners, WEO Media ( WEO Media is unique in the world of dental marketing. They offer a powerful combination of services for a very affordable price point. WEO provides dentists an integrated platform for all their online marketing needs including: websites, mobile websites, SEO (search engine optimization), social media management, online reputation management, electronic newsletters, electronic surveys, online secure patient forms and various other services.

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Election and Installation is April 3 In accordance with the Seattle-King County Dental Society Bylaws, ballots for the 2012-2013 Elective Office openings will be mailed from the Central Office no later than March 20, 2012. The ballots must be returned to the Central Office by 5 p.m. on April 3, 2012, or they may be presented at the General Membership meeting to be held at Harborside at Lake Union on April 3, beginning at 6 p.m. (Please see the registration form in this Quarterly.) Please be sure to return your ballot by mail prior to the deadline of April 3. Each year, several ballots are received the day following the election. We want everyone’s vote to count! The following (as of press time) is the slate to be presented by Dr. Timothy Hess, Chair of the Leadership Committee: President-elect: One opening – one year term, automatically becomes President & three year WSDA Delegate term Dr. Patrick “Rick” Taylor



Executive Council: Three openings – three for 3 year terms Michelle Caldier Kenmore General Dentist Gary Heyamoto Bothell General Dentist Jim Reid Bellevue Endodontist Joe Schneider Seattle General Dentist Kim Winton Seattle General Dentist

Delegates to the WSDA: Four openings for three year terms and one opening for a one year term (seats set by WSDA in January based on membership) Jeff Abolofia Burien General Dentist CR Anderegg Bellevue Periodontist Scott Cahoon Bellevue General Dentist Christy Kirchner Seattle General Dentist Greg Ogata Sammamish Orthodontist Tisha Rekhi Renton General Dentist David Silver Seattle General Dentist Ed Truelove Seattle General Dentist Please note that the Bylaws state the Executive Council and Delegates to the WSDA candidates will appear on the ballot in a random order as drawn by the Leadership Committee. This change was made to allow everyone an equal chance in elections when the election is contested. The Executive Council thanks the members of the Leadership Committee for their efforts. Dr. Tim Hess chaired the Committee and Drs. Steve Albright, Vivian Bae, Dex Barnes, Bill Hooe, Garrick Lo, Randy Ogata, Tom Sweeney and Amy Winston participated.


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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT Dr. Jay Deiglmeier and his team have been VERY active with their volunteer work. Last November 5, Dr. Deiglmeier and his team at Panther Lake Dental in Kent opened their office on a Saturday and treated about 30+ patients who were referred to them via Medical Teams International (MTI). They decided they could do a lot more dentistry and help more people by treating the patients at their office instead of in the MTI dental vans. They did “everything” -- exams, cleanings, x-rays, fillings, extractions, root canals, crowns and more. Dr. Deiglmeier estimates that they did about $18,000 worth of dentistry. He says that everyone worked their tails off, and he wants to recognize the following folks for their participation: 4 hygienists: Merilyn Catlin, Bernadette Kerr, Danielle McCain and Amy Weimer • 2 dental assistants: Bre Vanhorn and Juliet Bannerot • 4 front office staff: Brenna Areta, Stephanie Johnson, Connie Popenroth and Leah Martin • 2 dentists: Dr. Deiglmeier and his associate Dr. Joanne Bannerot •

In addition to their work with MTI, they’ve been involved with the Donated Dental Service program for about 10 years. They see about 5 to 10 patients a year with an average cost per patient of about $2,000 to $6,000. Last but not least, they’ve seen multiple patients through his church affiliation and Dr. Joanne Bannerot and Dr. Jay Deiglmeier some of his patients’ hosted exchange students over the years. Recently, they treated the wife of a pastor here from the Middle East. They saw her over a three-month period and did about $10,000 worth of work on her. She has since returned to Egypt. At 28, she had never been taught to brush her teeth (amazing!), and her mouth was a mess. A heartfelt THANK YOU to Dr. Deiglmeier and his wonderful team of volunteers! We are grateful for all that you have done. Please let the Dental Society know YOUR volunteer story! We want to start highlighting all that we know that you are doing out there. Call or email us. We want people to know that our members are reducing barriers to dental care.

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Your Membership Matters!

five questions. The surveys will take no more than five minutes each, and the information will be very helpful in planning future directives for the Society. We have already received a good response to our first survey about using social media! Thanks for making the time.

Bow down to Washington… Remember to check our

By Sandra Anderson Director of Membership Services

“Soon to Graduate” resume postings on the SKCDS website. Take a look at some of the D4’s who are just six months away from graduation. If you have a job opening, or know of one, give these resumes your attention.

Dues payment plan… We all know dues are a worthy

Affiliate membership… If you are reading this and you are

investment in your practice, but sometimes it’s a big chunk to bite off at one time. Now you can make the payments a bit more manageable with the 12 month dues payment option. New this year, dues can be paid in monthly increments. Contact Wendy at WSDA ( for more information on how you can benefit from this new member perk!

Survey says… We want to hear from you! SKCDS will be issuing

a series of short member surveys over the next six months. All the surveys will be online, and they will capture essential information about member’s needs, issues and concerns. Each survey will be limited to no more than

a member of another component society in Washington, we want to make you aware of the opportunity to also have Affiliate Membership in SKCDS! For just $145 annually, you will receive many of the same benefits as regular members. If you live in one county and practice in another, or of you just wanted to stay connected to all the great things going on with SKCDS, this is an easy, affordable way to stay in the loop. Affiliate members must be tripartite members in another component society to be able to access this benefit. Contact Sandra ( or 206-448-6620) at the Central Office for more information.

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TECH CORNER By Krystal Bishop, Director of Administrative Services

Computer virus: You have one, now how do you get rid of it? You know that virus you battled off and on for three weeks before finally scheduling an appointment with your doctor? Or that annual sinus infection that seems to always hit right around Thanksgiving? Your computer feels your pain, and it wants you to know you’re not alone. By mid-2010, over 40% of U.S. households had been infected by some kind of computer virus, according to Consumer Reports, and many didn’t even know it. Before you can know how to protect your practice’s valuable hardware, software and data, you first have to know your enemy. (Source: 1. Computer virus – A virus is a small piece of software that piggybacks on real programs. For example, a virus might attach itself to a program such as a spreadsheet program. Each time the spreadsheet program runs, the virus runs,

too; and it has the chance to reproduce (by attaching to other programs) or wreak havoc. 2. Email virus – An email virus travels as an attachment to email messages, and usually replicates itself by automatically mailing itself to dozens of people in the victim’s email address book. Some email viruses don’t even require a double-click -- they launch when you view the infected message in the preview pane of your email software. 3. Trojan horses – A Trojan horse is simply a computer program. The program claims to do one thing (it may claim to be a game) but instead does damage when you run it (it may erase your hard disk). Trojan horses have no way to replicate automatically. 4. Worms – A worm is a small piece of software that uses computer networks and security holes to replicate itself. A copy of the worm scans the network for another machine that has a specific security hole. It copies itself to the new machine using the security hole, and then starts replicating from there as well. 5. Scareware – A pop-up warning that appears while browsing the Internet, Scareware will warn you about some fake virus… but clicking anywhere

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within the pop-up window could infect your computer. Look for poor grammar and misspellings; they help to alert you that the pop-up is a malicious one.

If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles (Sun Tzu – The Art of War ) Okay… so how do you know if your computer is infected, and what do you do if it is? The last I checked, Guido the Enforcer or any of his Mob buddies are only good against physical threats… not cyber or software. Luckily, the steps are few! I recommend the ‘Stop – Look – Listen’ rule we learned in grade school. 1. Stop: Has your computer, well, stopped? Have you been waiting half a day to open a file? If your system is sluggish, or a program/file isn’t operating the way it used to, you may have a problem. 2. Look: If you haven’t done this already, download antivirus software and run it on a regular basis. When you run it, you’ll be taken to an alert page that will list each and every virus or other piece of malware it finds, and offer to delete them for you. If the antivirus software says it has removed the malware successfully, you should shut down your computer, reboot and run the antivirus software again. This time, if the software comes back with a clean sweep, you’re good to go. If the antivirus software finds different malware, you may need to repeat the previous steps.

3. Listen: Have your patients been mentioning that your website looks funny, or been having difficulty downloading forms? Have your emails been landing in your friends’/colleagues’/patients’ spam filters? Your computer may be trying to tell you something. Have you been seeing a pop-up from your antivirus program when you first start your computer, reminding you to upgrade? Don’t ignore it! By updating your antivirus software, you are enabling it to stay on top of all the latest viruses, Trojan horses, etc. that may try attacking your computer. Next time in the TechCorner: “Making the most out of Microsoft Office”

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Calling All New Dentists! Mark Your Calendars for Some Great 2012 Programs SKCDS is happy to present the always popular New Dentist Programs for 2012. This annual series of lectures focuses on significant practice management topics for those who are new to the practice of dentistry. New dentists are anyone who is under the age of 40 and/or has been in practice for less than 10 years. Unsure about practice management? Don’t know a tax break from a benefits plan? Confused about your next move? You’re not alone... and we can help! Join Seattle-King County Dental Society for a series of monthly programs designed especially for the new dentist. Best of all, there is no charge for attending and food is provided! The series began on Wednesday, Jan. 25, with a presentation by Scott Welton, owner of The Business Space Advocate. He has 20 years of experience in the business of space acquisition. Many young dentists joined us for a high-energy program discussing real estate survival essentials; Scott spoke on securing space for your own practice and maximizing your lease potential. Like the old saying goes - location, location, location! On Wednesday, Feb. 15, longtime SKCDS supporter Paul Schaber joins us. He is the owner of The Management Trust, a human resources consulting firm focusing on medical and dental professions. Dig deep into issues of hiring your staff, motivating and keeping good employees and developing your team! On Wednesday, March 7, we will welcome several experienced, senior

practitioners to share “Practice Pearls from Senior Dentists.” Learn from those who are “long in the tooth!” Hear words of wisdom from member dentists who bring humor and insight into the practice of dentistry. The event will be held on the campus of University of Washington in Room 316 of the South Campus Center. Insurance is a business essential but sometimes it can be very confusing. How much to invest in? What should you invest in? Get answers to these and other financial questions! On Wednesday, April 25 we welcome Matt French from Washington Dental Insurance Agency (WDIA) who will speak on the insurance and financial aspects of starting your practice. Back for the second year, we are happy to announce New Dentist Boot Camp 2012! Plan to attend Friday, May 18, for a half-day intensive seminar on practice basics. Everything you need to know but didn’t learn in dental school! This course covers practice management topics and information to help you launch into your first practice. All events are from 6 to 9 p.m., and all speakers will be presenting at the Seattle-King County Dental Society office unless otherwise noted. The SKCDS is located at 2201 Sixth Ave Suite 1210, in downtown Seattle. Pizza and beverages are served at every event and there is no charge for attending. Please call 206-448-6620 for reservations and information, or email

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Dr. Princy S. Rekhi, President-Elect, SKCDS 14 l 2012 SKCDS WINTER QUARTERLY

My name: Dr. Princy S. Rekhi

Childhood ambition: Wanted to be a lawyer Fondest memory: Spending a summer with my uncle traveling across Europe and learning of my family’s history What was your first LP or CD? My first CD was Jump by Kris Kross Wildest dream: To win a lottery sufficient enough that I wouldn’t have to work another day in my life Proudest moment: Purchase of my first dental practice Biggest challenge: Time management and organization First job: Camp Counselor at Meadowbrook Community Center Last purchase: Dinner, no surprise there! Favorite movie: Clueless What is your idea of perfect happiness? Living a comfortable life surrounded by those I love Which historical figure do you most identify with? Isaac Newton , because he found genius in the ordinary Which living person do you most admire? Warren Buffet because even though he could live in abundance , he lives well below his means all while doing more than his part to help others What is your greatest extravagance? Theater at my house What is your favorite journey? My travels to India to spend time with family What do you dislike most about your appearance? My love of food combined with my dislike of working out is a little too evident Which talent would you most like to have? Time travel If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be? The dog that just inherited his owner ’s entire wealth! What is your most treasured possession? A little green card that has the words “Extend yourself ” written on it that I received from a 94-year-old man during summer camp in 7th grade What do you most value in your friends? Loyalty Who are your heroes in real life? My parents because they have dealt with me for the past 32 years and that ’s certainly deserving of hero status! 2012 SKCD WINTER QUARTERLY l 15

EXPOSURES My Desk By Al Munk, DDS My desk is a monument to unfinished business. I never intended for it to become such a monster, it just turned out that way. I have good intentions to clean it up and finish all the business that resides therein, but there is always something else that gets in the way of that task. Perhaps my desk is symbolic of the rest of my life, an unfinished symphony. I stole that line from somewhere.

How has this revolting situation evolved? At least before the computer age, I used to enjoy reading all the dental magazines and other mags they seem to endlessly send us for free. There was a logical sequence of events involving the actual “reading” of the magazine or brochure when it arrived at my office followed by its disposal or recycling. Now, since the computer age, all periodicals and junk mail are “stacked” on or near my “desk” until there is a sufficient quantity of cellulose to sink the Titanic, then a flatbed truck backs into my office for transport to the transfer station. Once, a homeless person of some literary stature broke into the recycle dumpster outside my office and neatly spread out all the dental journals on the asphalt of my parking lot. I wonder if he was perhaps researching occlusion or implant techniques. Front and center on my “desk” sits the computer screen. This is certainly the current reason for my lack of tidyness. There is always some online activity which is much more pressing and interesting than sorting through my snail mail or reading my dental journals. I am not even a participant in “social media” but between email, eBay and Dentaltown, I can always find something to do in cyberspace while the patient is getting numb. Isn’t it interesting that one device, the computer, can represent both the biggest time-saver and the biggest time-waster at the same time?? Thank goodness I am not a Facebook guy or I would probably have to quit dentistry all together. My next office (ha-ha, who could do this again!? will have a nice, big, private office with a couch to take a nap on.

First off, one must realize that my desk is not really a desk, not in the executive sense. It is certainly not a mesa of mahogany as one might find on Wall Street. Instead it is a thirty-inch wide carrel, as one might find at a college library. Why so small you ask? A long That’s all for now from Ballard. time ago, a dentist wiser than me told me that you don’t make any money while you are sitting in your office so when it came time to design mine, I took that statement to heart. I don’t even have a private office and my “desk” is attached to a wall next to the compressor room. It’s kinda noisy but that doesn’t stop me from sitting there every chance I get. You wouldn’t think that thirty inches of formica could become such a mess but it happens. The computer monitor sits in the center of the maelstrom, flanked by the detritus of modern dental practice -- stacks of dental magazines, piles of unopened mail, bags of snack food, boxes of dental supplies, notes from my receptionist to urgently call someone, letters from the IRS and a handful of broken dental instruments waiting for someone to repair them. It is a wonder I stay in practice in reasonably good stead and am not in prison like Al Capone for tax evasion. “Your honor, I just knew that summons to appear in court was somewhere on my desk.” Fortunately, most things on my desk can be simply tossed in the recycle bin after a few months without discovery or further action. Anyway I have been using this philosophy of clean-up for 30 years with reasonable success. There are certain hazards to not having a private office. I have a few so-called friends who occasionally send me certain off-color email images which would be best not viewed by my staff or the general public at large. If I had a private office, I could close the door, put my feet up on my desk and peruse to my heart’s content, without fear of discovery or prosecution. As it is having only an open carrel, I must open emails with one eye on the hallway, the other on the computer screen, and my third eye on the “Escape” key lest a bawdy babe suddenly appear in living cybernetic color. 16 l 2012 SKCDS WINTER QUARTERLY

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The price per person is $150, or $1500 for a table of 10. We are happy to say we have It’s a fun way to give! We’re going to have been able to keep the price the same as last year! a short (10-12 items) live auction, a “raise the paddle” and then it will be all about dancing to a live band, visiting with friends and colleagues and having fun.

SKCDF St. Patrick’s Day Gala

We’re going to be offering some great wines for tasting and purchasing from Stevens, Bookwalter Winery, and Two Vintners. There will be complimentary signature drinks in tune with our theme, a limited no host bar and free wine with a delicious gourmet dinner.

Simply let us know who will be joining you at your table, and we will make all the arrangements! You and your guest can make reservations directly through the SKCDF Central Office. Our staff will take your payments over the phone, or by mail. We accept Visa and MasterCard and checks as well.


Diagnosis and Treatment for Predictable Advanced Restorative Dentistry DATE: March 2, 2012 TIME: 8:30 – 4:30 PM Credits: 7

Lynnwood Convention Center 3711 196th Street SW, Lynnwood

Dr. Jeff Brucia comes back to Seattle to speak on how advanced restorative care demands continuous learning in the areas of material science and restorative technique. It is estimated that more than 80% of restorative failures are due to clinical error, not material selection. This fast paced course will go beyond the basics of cosmetic dentistry, concentrating on a scientific, evidence-based rational for clinical success. Advanced diagnosis and treatment planning for comprehensive restorative dentistry is absolutely necessary to ensure the best possible chance for successful treatment. Learn when occlusal factors may play a role in temporomandibular disorder and how to restore them using the latest materials coupled with the time-tested approach of occlusion and gnathology. Based on solid principles, clinical cases will guide you through the management of more involved cases including joint and muscle pain management and indications for full mouth restorative care. Topics will include:          

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CO vs. CR. When to treat in Centric occlusion and when to restore to Centric Relation. Methods of treatment that ensure success in all aspects of restorative dentistry, ranging from single tooth restorations to full mouth reconstruction. Articulator selection. Non-hinge, semi-adjustable, fully adjustable. Why should we consider a facebow transfer? How to achieve and confirm Centric Relation without guess work. Hinge movement, does the jaw move like a hinge? Learn about Bennett angle and angle of eminentia. TMD – Diagnosis and treatment. Rational and methodology of splint therapy. When is a case equilibratable? Treatment sequence and material selection.

The presentation will also review articulator selection, facebow records, centric bite registration, mounted study model evaluation and splint therapy. This course is designed for the serious thinkers and operators.




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February 24, 2012

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About our Presenter

Dr. Brucia is a graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry where he is currently an Assistant Professor of Dental Practice. He is practicing Aesthetic and Restorative dentistry full time in San Francisco, California. Dr. Brucia is the Co-Director of the FACE institute where he chairs the department of Aesthetics and Adhesive Material Science. His focus is to build a partnership between gnathology, occlusion and adhesion. He is the 2011 recipient of the Gordon J. Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award. In 2010, Dr. Brucia was elected a fellow in the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He has also been selected by Dentistry Today as one of the top clinicians in dental continuing education today. As a published author of clinical articles, he has worked as a guest editor and a clinical reviewer for several journals. He has received Fellowships in the American and International College of Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry International, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the Doctoral Degree with Delta Sigma Delta. He has worked as a developer and evaluator for new materials with several manufacturers and laboratories.

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REGISTRATION FORM Friday, March 2, 2012 CE1161: Diagnosis and Treatment for Predictable Advanced Restorative Dentistry

Speaker: Jeff Brucia, DDS Credit Hours: 7 Location: Lynnwood Convention Center, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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PRICE: On or before February 24, 2012 □DENTIST $190 After February 24, 2012

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A confirmation will be sent to you. Questions? Call SKCDS (206) 448-6620. CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICIES Refunds, minus a $40 processing fee, will be awarded up until five business days before the course. After five business days, no refunds will be awarded.




Clinical Complications in Fixed Prosthodontics: Cause, Prevention, & Management Speaker-Charles J. Goodacre, DDS, MSD 7 Hours of CDE for $99

10th Annual William Howard Memorial Lecture May 11, 2012 SeaTac Airport Marriott 3201 S. 176th, Seattle, WA 98188 Hotel #206-241-2000

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Lunch is included with tuition) Hosted by: Seattle-King County Dental Society (SKCDS) & Washington Academy of General Dentistry (WAGD) This presentation will identify the most common causes of failure and the most common complications encountered in fixed prosthodontics (conventional single crowns, conventional fixed partial dentures, all-ceramic crowns, resinbonded prostheses, post and cores, and implant prostheses). Causes of the complications will be identified along with methods of minimizing or preventing their occurrence. Synopsis: A knowledge of the factors that produce failure in conventional and implant prosthodontics enhances our ability to develop effective treatment plans, facilitates success, promotes optimal doctor-patient communication regarding anticipated treatment outcomes and provides early diagnosis of problems encountered during long-term maintenance. Objectives: Following the presentation, attendees will be able to: 1. Identify the types of complications that occur in fixed prosthodontics and implant dentistry. 2. List the factors that are most likely to cause complications. 3. Develop strategies that can be used to minimize or eliminate failures. 7 Hours of CDE for $99 to members of both the Seattle-King County Dental Society & Washington Academy of General Dentistry The William Howard Program: This program is named in honor of Dr. William Howard, long time AGD Editor and person who made a difference in the lives of thousands of people.


REGISTRATION FORM Important Registration Information (Please Read) -- This course is $99 to members of the SKCDS & Washington AGD. You must be a member of both organizations to register at $99. To guarantee entry, you must Pre-Register and Bring the confirmation email provided to you from the Seattle-King County Dental Society to the course. No confirmation sheet means no entry into the course. If you are a member of only one of the organizations, there is an additional registration fee (See below) You must RSVP your attendance two weeks in advance. The SKCDS & WAGD reserve the right to cancel or alter a course. There will be no at the door registrations or walk-ins allowed. All courses have limited attendance. May 11, 2012-ATTENDEE REGISTRATION


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TOTAL AMOUNT OF PAYMENT: $________________ Please send this form to: Seattle-King County Dental Society 2201 Sixth Avenue, Suite 1210 Seattle, WA 98121-1832

Or fax to: Seattle-King County Dental Society (206) 443-9308




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