Cliff's Notes

The Business of Dentistry

Technology Can Be Dangerous, Temporary Cements

Cliff’s Notes for May 30, 2010
…..E-Blast…..

Cliff Marsh, Henry Schein ……Cell: 201-321-7494……Fax: 201-262-2210…..E-mail cliff.marsh@henryschein.com
http://www.cliffsnotesblog.wordpress.com

“that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
Abraham Lincoln

In This Week’s Issue
• Memorial Day!
• Technology Can be Dangerous! (*A Special Report*)
• Temporary Cement – Nothing Sexy, Focus on Quality Manufacturing!

Memorial Day………………………………………………………………………………
In the late part of the year 1943, my father was drafted into the army. He left a wife and 2 sons (my brothers) at home to be trained to join Gen. Patton’s army as it occupied Germany. My father-in-law was 17 years old when he shipped out with the 111th Air Born in n1942 for the South Pacific campaign in the war against Japan. Like so many others, the fear & un-certainty was overshadowed by the love of family, country and our way of life. They did what they had to do regardless of the cost. They defined the word “Hero”.

General John A. Logan
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-B8172- 6403 DLC (b&w film neg.)]

Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890 it was recognized by all of the northern states. The South refused to acknowledge the day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I (when the holiday changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war). It is now celebrated in almost every State on the last Monday in May (passed by Congress with the National Holiday Act of 1971 (P.L. 90 – 363) to ensure a three day weekend for Federal holidays), though several southern states have an additional separate day for honoring the Confederate war dead: January 19 in Texas, April 26 in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi; May 10 in South Carolina; and June 3 (Jefferson Davis’ birthday) in Louisiana and Tennessee.
In 1915, inspired by the poem “In Flanders Fields,” Moina Michael wrote;
We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.

Technology Can be Dangerous…………………………………………………………
Did you ever throw away an old computer? What’s the very first thing you think of? The hard drive! It has loads of personal information stored on it and it is very easy to copy. Quite often, the topics on Cliff’s Notes relate to conversation I have had with clients and industry friends. Part of success is understanding that you don’t know everything. I learn something new almost every day.

This topic was from a discussion I had with “Dr. S” a local Prosthodontist. We were discussing the advantages and disadvantages of new technology. I guess the biggest disadvantage is the need for constant due diligence to ensure compliance and the protection of all personal information. Patient records, employee files, financial records, etc. are all “recorded data”. The problem is that most of us are ignorant, and there is no shame in ignorance as long as we don’t desire to stay that way, to the complexities of data storage.

The Doc e-mailed me this link. It is an investigative report by CBS NEWS. It makes you think. Thank you Dr. S for the heads up!

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6412572n&tag=contentMain;contentBody

Temporary Cements……………………………………………………………………..
Within every industry there are certain manufacturers that lead in research and development and have a reputation of not rushing products to market. Ivoclare Vivadent is one that only introduces quality and in the 20+ years I have promoted it, I have never seen a failure due to the product.

VOCO America is another. I have been very impressed with their entire product line. And I recommend that you view their web site.
http://www.vocoamerica.com

There is nothing sexy or high tech about temporary cements. They just need to be easy to work with and clean-up quick. Provicol is that product and it is also very economical.
Provicol
Non eugenol temporary cement with calcium hydroxide in syringes, cartridges or tubes (and the tubes don’t leak!).

Advantages
• No eugenol allergies
• Calcium hydroxide reduces sensitivities and has a bacteriostatic effect
• No inhibition of curing reaction of resin-based filling or luting materials or glass ionomer cements
• Highly economical direct application
• Excellent adhesion of temporary cementations
• Peelable consistency for easy clean-up
• QuickMix: automix without a gun – small tips – no mess – no clean-up
QuickMix syringe advantages
• New quick and easy to use delivery system
• No hand mixing: no air bubbles and predictable homogenous mix every time
• No mess, no hardened tubes
• 50% less waste in mixing tips by hand mixing
• Small tips save 80% waste compared to cartridge systems
• Separate openings prevent cross contamination
• Easy and precise direct dosing
• No extra gun required

Provicol Ordering Information
QuickMix syringe
949-7751 pack 5ml QuickMix syringe, mixing tips type 10…Cliff’s Special Price – $31.99

1:1 cartridge
949-1393 pack 2-65gm cartridges, 40 mixing tips type 6……Cliff’s Special Price – $115.99

Tubes
949-4821 pack 25gm base, 25gm catalyst in tubes…………..Cliff’s Special Price – $32.79

Sunday, May 30, 2010…………………………………………………………………………….
Tomorrow is Memorial Day. Enjoy the day and please remember those who fell from the wall making it possible for us to argue and debate issues passionately and openly. We also need to remember all those that still climb up on that wall every day and night.

Cliff Marsh
Henry Schein Dental
P.O. Box 663, 45 Rt. 46 East, Suite 605
Pine Brook, NJ 07058
tel. 201-321-7494
fax.201-262-2210
e-mail. cliff.marsh@henryschein.com
http://www.cliffsnotesblog.wordpress.com

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