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The Business of Dentistry

Helping Health Happen

Cliff’s Notes for December 26, 2010

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Cliff Marsh, Henry Schein ……Cell: 201-321-7494……Fax: 201-262-2210…..E-mail:



You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”

James D. Miles


This Week’s  Issue is The Last for 2010 

  • Helping Health Happen!
  • Product Review – Beautifil (No Flow) Flow Plus
  • It’s Cold, Let’s Go To Mexico!
  • Sometimes You Got To Do The Right Thing!


Helping Health Happen!………………………….

Henry Schein was founded on the belief that we should fulfill our social responsibility as a corporate citizen and give back to the industries and communities in which we serve. We have a long history as a socially responsible organization that has sponsored community-based programs throughout the world, and believe that we can do well by doing good.

The mission of Henry Schein Cares is to “help health happen” by expanding access to care for at-risk and underserved populations globally through the support of not-for-profit organizations, institutions, and communities dedicated to increasing the delivery of health educations and care.

Our Commitment:

  1. Donate our products to public, private, and nonprofit organizations that demonstrate that they will use these resources effectively to help us achieve our mission.
  2. Invest in others through financial awards and contributions to worthy organizations and individuals.
  3. Serve the underserved through programs helping these communities.
  4. Contribute our time through vibrant volunteerism in our local communities. Help inform and educate the uninformed and underserved about health care products and services.
  5. Partner with others to achieve our common goal of enhancing the quality of life locally, nationally, and internationally.

How can you help? Each quarter we offer special products for purchase, a portion of which will be donated to the Henry Schein Cares Foundation in support of health related causes.

The first quarter of 2011 will be “RED ROCKS!” Think red, it’s all about Heart Health.


Holiday Cheer 2009 – Henry Schein Cares   


BEAUTIFIL Flow Plus………………………

Last week I was impressed. I was at a friend’s office and got a firsthand look at a new product by an old company. You see, this particular dentist does top level field evaluation for new products, many of which are approved and in the final stages of introduction. I’ve sat in his office and looked at new product that wasn’t yet labeled. Well, he asked me if I had heard of Beautifil No Flow Flowable and I’ll be honest, I hadn’t heard the term “No Flow”. He dispensed it on a mixing pad and left it while we sat and talked. The No Flow didn’t flow until he pushed it a little, and no bubbles. Here are some details about the product. 

FINALLY, An Injectable Hybrid Restorative for All Indications! BEAUTIFIL Flow Plus is the next step in the evolution of restorative materials, combining the delivery of a flowable with the strength, durability, and functionality of leading hybrid composites.  Approved for every classification, including Class II, BEAUTIFIL Flow Plus offers precision handling like you’ve never experienced in a flowable, but unlike your current flowable, BEAUTIFIL Flow Plus is designed to stand up to the rigors of the occlusal surface.  Viscosity and leveling characteristics have been optimized to deliver naturally smooth and practically self-polishing results.  Shofu’s proprietary S-PRG (Surface Pre-Reacted Glass) filler technology also provides the added benefit of sustained fluoride release and recharge making it ideal for high caries index patients.

Available in two distinct viscosities, F00 (Zero Flow) for precision stacking, and F03 (Low Flow) for traditional flowability.  For a limited time only, BEAUTIFIL FLOW PLUS will be available in two special kit offerings retailing for $99.95.  The Standard kit (Part Number 2000S) offers both F00 and F03 viscosities in A2 and A3.5, and a Pedo kit (Part Number 2000P) with A1 and Bleach White shades in both F00 and F03.  Both kits will also contain a selection
of Shofu’s top selling products including: BeautiBond, One Gloss, Super Snap, and BeautiFil II.

Order # 195-1033 Call Cliff for special offer & reduced pricing @ 201-321-7494 or

Content of the Kit with full Beautifil Flow Plus 2.2 grams syringes:
PN 2002 Beautifil Flow Plus F00 A2
PN 2004 Beautifil Flow Plus F00 A3.5
PN 2015 Beautifil Flow Plus F03 A2
PN 2017 Beautifil Flow Plus F03 A3.5
Two unidoses of BeautiBond (bulk)
One OneGloss PS Cup (bulk)
One OneGloss PS Midi (bulk)
Two Super-Snap Singles Standard (bulk)
Two Beautifil II Tips A2 (bulk)
Directions for Use

Content of the Kit with full Beautifil Flow Plus 2.2 grams syringes:
PN 2011 Beautifil Flow Plus F00 BW
PN 2001 Beautifil Flow Plus F00 A1
PN 2024 Beautifil Flow Plus F03 BW
PN 2014 Beautifil Flow Plus F03 A1
Two unidoses of BeautiBond (bulk)
One OneGloss PS Cup (bulk)
One OneGloss PS Midi (bulk)
Two Super-Snap Singles Standard (bulk)
Two Beautifil II Tips A2 (bulk)
Directions for Use


It’s Cold, Let’s Go To Mexico!……………………………………….

Ok, the friend that introduced me to Beautifil Flow Plus was Dr. Howard Glazer. Many of you have seen Howard speak and have read his articles and reviews. On April 27th Howard will be participating in CaboDent, Seminars In The Sun in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The program runs April 27th – May 1st and offers 12 CE’s. Special rates have been secured by CaboDent for this All Inclusive Resort and  discounted Air Fair.

For more information call 631-423-5200 or log on to Tell them you read Cliff’s Notes and maybe you’ll get some extra courtesies. 


Sometimes You Got To Do The Right Thing……………….

I’ve published these stories before, but like the movie “A Christmas Story” with Ralphie & Randy, always makes me laugh, this raises my emotions. The following stories are true. Some of the details may have been elaborated on over time, but the basic facts are true. I hope you enjoy, however you need to read to the end.

Story #1

Many years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago . Capone wasn’t famous  for anything heroic. He was notorious for enmeshing the windy city in  everything from bootlegged booze and prostitution to murder.

Capone had a lawyer nicknamed “Easy Eddie.” He was Capone’s lawyer for a good reason. Eddie was very good! In fact, Eddie’s skill at legal maneuvering kept Big Al out of jail for a long time.

To show his appreciation, Capone paid him very well. Not only was the  money big, but Eddie got special dividends, as well. For instance, he and his family occupied a fenced-in mansion with live-in help and all of the conveniences of the day. The estate was so large that it filled an entire Chicago City block. Eddie lived the high life of the Chicago mob and gave little consideration to the atrocity that went on around him.

Eddie did have one soft spot, however. He had a son that he loved dearly. Eddie saw to it that his young son had clothes, cars, and a good  education. Nothing was withheld.  Price was no object.

And, despite his involvement with organized crime, Eddie even tried to  teach him right from wrong.  Eddie wanted his son to be a better man than he  was.

Yet, with all his wealth and influence, there were two things he couldn’t give his son; he couldn’t pass on a good name or a good example.

One day, Easy Eddie reached a difficult decision. Easy Eddie wanted to rectify wrongs he had done.

He decided he would go to the authorities and tell the truth about Al “Scarface” Capone, clean up his tarnished name, and offer his son some semblance of integrity. To do this, he would have to testify against The Mob, and he knew that the cost would be great.

So, he testified.

Within the year, Easy Eddie’s life ended in a blaze of gunfire on a lonely Chicago Street .  But in his eyes, he had given his son the greatest gift  he had to offer, at the greatest price he could ever pay. Police removed from his pockets a rosary, a crucifix, a religious medallion, and a poem  clipped from a magazine.
The poem read:

The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop, at late or early hour. Now is the only time you own. Live, love, toil with a will. Place no faith in time. For the clock may soon be still.”

World War II produced many heroes. One such man was Lieutenant Commander Butch O’Hare.

He was a fighter pilot assigned to the aircraft carrier Lexington in the South Pacific.

One day his entire squadron was sent on a mission. After he was airborne,  he looked at his fuel gauge and realized that someone had forgotten to top  off his fuel tank.

He would not have enough fuel to complete his mission and get back to his ship.

His flight leader told him to return to the carrier. Reluctantly, he  dropped out of formation and headed back to the fleet.

As he was returning to the mother ship, he saw something that turned his blood cold; a squadron of Japanese aircraft was speeding its way toward  the American fleet.

The American fighters were gone on a sortie, and the fleet was all but defenseless. He couldn’t reach his squadron and bring them back in time to save the fleet. Nor could he warn the fleet of the approaching danger.  There was only one thing to do. He must somehow divert them from the fleet.

Laying aside all thoughts of personal safety, he dove into the formation of Japanese planes. Wing-mounted 50 caliber’s blazed as he charged in, attacking one surprised enemy plane and then another. Butch wove in and  out of the now broken formation and fired at as many planes as possible until all his ammunition was finally spent.

Undaunted, he continued the assault. He dove at the planes, trying to clip  a wing or tail in hopes of damaging as many enemy planes as possible, rendering them unfit to fly. Finally, the exasperated Japanese squadron took off in another direction.

Deeply relieved, Butch O’Hare and his tattered fighter limped back to the carrier.
> Upon arrival, he reported in and related the event surrounding his return. The film from the gun-camera mounted on his plane told the tale. It showed the extent of Butch’s daring attempt to protect his fleet.  He had, in fact, destroyed five enemy aircraft.

This took place on February 20, 1942 , and for that action Butch became  the Navy’s first Ace of W.W.II, and the first Naval Aviator to win the Congressional Medal of Honor.

A year later Butch was killed in aerial combat at the age of 29. His hometown would not allow the memory of this WW II hero to fade, and today, O’Hare Airport in Chicago is named in tribute to the courage of this great man.
So, the next time you find yourself at O’Hare International, give some thought to visiting Butch’s memorial displaying his statue and his Medal  of Honor. It’s located between Terminals 1 and 2.


Butch O’Hare was “Easy Eddie’s” son. (Pretty cool, huh?)

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