Service of Dentistry

By DrNetzleyDDS | June 12, 2024 | Comments Off on Service of Dentistry

Some years ago, my elderly aunt Melba was in a nursing home in San Jose.  She had Alzheimer’s and needed some extensive dental treatment.  This could only be accomplished by sedating her, so her daughter/my cousin arranged for me to use a local dentist’s office there in San Jose on a Saturday.  The dentist even…

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Dog Days

By Jeff Worley | April 10, 2024 | Comments Off on Dog Days

3 years ago, a Labrador puppy showed up next to the house I’ve been building. Her Ribs were showing through her daunt skin and I tried to shoo her away, but she was too weak. My son was visiting from San Diego and decided to take her home where she became his service support dog.  Now my…

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Cleaning The Side of the Country Road

By DrNetzleyDDS | March 1, 2024 | Comments Off on Cleaning The Side of the Country Road

Long before it was politically correct or before warning signs of fees were leveled for littering. Long before road signs were erected for giving credit to organizations for keeping the road-side clean; there were the Boy Scouts out there, cleaning up the side of the road. Our Troop would go out on Saturday mornings to…

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Healistic Dentistry – A Step Above Holistic Dentistry

By DrNetzleyDDS | November 23, 2022 | Comments Off on Healistic Dentistry – A Step Above Holistic Dentistry

Traditionally as a society we are bombarded by pills and medicines to treat our health issues which address the symptom, but rarely the cause.  As dentists, we try to concentrate on the root cause so that we can more effectively treat the symptoms our patients are experiencing. Holistic dentistry focuses on the whole body and…

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The Real World vs The Dental Insurance World

By DrNetzleyDDS | August 3, 2022 | Comments Off on The Real World vs The Dental Insurance World

Real World There are many business models that have been written about, one being a Real-World triangle regarding the purchase of goods or services.  In one corner of the triangle is Great Service, in another corner is Cheap Costs, and in the third corner is High Quality.   So, in this Real-World business model you get…

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When the Student is Ready, the Teacher Will Appear

By DrNetzleyDDS | May 11, 2022 | Comments Off on When the Student is Ready, the Teacher Will Appear

– Buddha Siddhartha Gautama Shakyamuni I am so utterly excited about my profession! I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: “Dental treatment has been advancing as much or more than computer development.” And today we can treat patients in ways unimaginable just a few years ago.  One of my favorite expressions is: “If…

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A Spectator of One

By DrNetzleyDDS | April 8, 2022 | Comments Off on A Spectator of One

My two oldest sons got the Ice hockey bug when they were teenagers, after watching the movie “The Mighty Ducks”.  For over a quarter century they have played in numerous states throughout the US and have even traveled to Europe.  One son teaches Ice hockey and coordinates teams that have won multiple championships. Now in…

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Who Does a Dentist Go To, To Fix His Own Teeth?

By DrNetzleyDDS | March 14, 2022 | Comments Off on Who Does a Dentist Go To, To Fix His Own Teeth?

Years ago, I read a story of a vacationing dentist visiting a one-dentist town on a small island off of Greece.  The only local dentist in this town needed some dental work and he sat in his own chair while the visiting dentist fixed him up. Back in the day, my childhood dentist practiced the…

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The Other Woman

By DrNetzleyDDS | January 7, 2022 | Comments Off on The Other Woman

Aka. The 72 Toyota Land Cruiser Shortly after WWII my father purchased a surplus Army Jeep.  He then built a plywood box over the passenger and driver section and painted it green. After that, he put silver colored asphalt paint on the top that made it a great launching pad to jump to the ground. …

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By DrNetzleyDDS | November 29, 2021 | Comments Off on Woodworking

My grandfather was a carpenter/farmer.  He had run his thumbs through the jointer so many times that his thumbnails were the shape of sharpened pencils. My love for woodworking began early in my life.  Woodshop was a favorite class in junior high and high school, and throughout the years since then, I have made a…

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