Values Clarification

“Values clarification” has become a common buzzphrase in dentistry, particularly with regard to patients and their treatment choices. Too often, values clarification has become code for “We know what is best and if they do not choose it, then they...

Curing vs. Healing

Practitioners of health-centered dentistry understand the important distinction between “health” and “sickness”, and consequently the difference between “healing” and “curing”. Today, lets explore these critically...

Got Memories?

Got memories? We all have them stored deeply by the truck load. And what about our favorite memories? Our child’s first bike ride? That amazing trip to the Grand Canyon? Our critical role in winning the championship game? The truth is that these events did not...