Northwest Dentistry
Journal of the Minnesota Dental Association

Jul - 2008

Robert J. Gorlin, D.D.S., Et. Alphabet-soup

The Editors

As Robert J. Gorlin, D.D.S., Et. Alphabet-soup, he was an international academic celebrity, but in the halls of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Bob was an infamously vivid character, and in his passing in 2006 left an unfillable place in the hearts and imaginations of his friends and colleagues. He was so many things, they would tell you. In our cover feature's gathering of memories, they have told us the good, the best, the rest. He was a high-test mix, but you had to take the whole package, which may be his real legacy; that what is essentially human is how our complexities create each one of us. Bottom line: If those who know you best are the ones who love you best, it turned out right. It did.

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Heading Home - July-August 2008

Dr. Marsh Muirhead

"If you're not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there."  Martin Luther

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Minnesota Districts - July-August 2008

Associate Editors

A raft of retirees explore new options; a clinic with an open door; the new crop stretches in the summer sun

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News Notes - July-August 2008

The Editors

Northwest Dentistry Receives International College of Dentists 2008 Journalism Awards.

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What's a Dentist to Do? The Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria

Jack L. Churchill, D.D.S.

Dental care is the “product of a dialogue between the dental profession and the larger community”** and is thereby a social enterprise.

“Broad social structures distribute society’s resources and govern their exchange.”** Are these structures ethically sound and just?


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Payor Profiling Instrument Finally Complete

Cameron J. Jayson, D.D.S.

The Minnesota Dental Association’s Marketplace Committee has given final approval to the third party payor profiling instrument developed in collaboration with MORI Research.

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Editorial: A Lesson in Humility

William E. Stein, D.D.S.

An old pro finds himself in a place he's never been...

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The Best in People

Kathryn Kell, D.D.S.

Report from the Trustee to the Tenth District of the American Dental Association

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President's Message: Anticipating What's Next

Jamie L. Sledd, D.D.S.*

A year of positive direction

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Easing into Summer

Julie E. Clouse, D.D.S.*

Report from the Committee on the New Dentist

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Plan Ahead for Disasters

Theresa Putzier*

Emergency preparedness in the office

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The Minnesota Clinic Fax Referral Program: Helping Our Patients Become Tobacco Free

Eric E. Stafne, D.D.S., M.S.D.*

Helping Our Patients Become Tobacco Free

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A Case with a "History"

Mansur Ahmad, B.D.S., Ph.D.*

As I held the film in my hand, I knew it was a piece of history.

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Are We Prepared?

Frederick W. Nolting, D.D.S.*

Flying Along Far, Dumb, and Happy - Are We Prepared?

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Service-Learning and the Rewards of a Mission Trip

Maureen A. Ohland, D.D.S., M.S.*

Prih-veet!         Hello!

Do-brih-dehn?   How are you?


Spaseba!          Thanks!

Bood laska!      You’re welcome!

These few Ukraine words allowed Dr. George Posavad’s dental team to communicate during the two-week trips they take every year to the Ukraine.


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Promising: Global Public Health Dentistry in Senegal

Christi Berkseth*

Transatlantic Continuing Education

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"Saved My Life"

Richard A. Wiberg, D.D.S.*

The Donated Dental Services program at work.

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As We Knew Him

Introduction: Nelson L. Rhodus, D.M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.D.*

By any measure, an extraordinary person

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