volume 87 - number 2

March - April 2008
Pucker Up - The Effects of Sour Candy on Your Patients' Oral Health

Anatomical Variations of the Lingual Mandibular Canals and Foramina

Taken to Heart: The 2008 MDA President's Interview

Can I Afford to Retire?

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On the Cover


First things first: Yes, that is a dental office in our cover illustration, and yes, those are goats on the roof. Far-fetched? Mmm...not so much. How do you maintain a green roof? That's one way. How do you maintain a green practice? Well, there are lots of ways.
     They say the mark of a good writer is knowing where the story begins. The ubiquitous "they" tell as well of a legendary poetry contest in Spain. Third prize is a silver rose. Second prize is a gold rose. First prize is a real rose. Poetic or prosaic, when the question is, "How do you live a green and reasonable life?" the answer is, "By finding a way." Our story begins...


The Green Dental Office


Cover illustration by Zach Pearl, Minneapolis, Minnesota; www.zachpearl.com


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The Green Dental Office
Introduction by Christopher E. Carroll, D.M.D.

Pucker Up - The Effects of Sour Candy on Your Patients' Oral Health
Robyn R. Loewen, D.D.S., Robert J. Marolt, D.D.S., and John D. Ruby, D.M.D., Ph.D.

Anatomical Variations of the Lingual Mandibular Canals and Foramina
Aamna Ali, and Mansur Ahmad, B.D.S., Ph.D.

Can I Afford to Retire?
Joel Greenwald, M.D., and Loren Swanson

What's a Dentist to Do?The Art of Discernment
Jack L. Churchill, D.D.S.

HIV Discrimination: It Is Still Happening and Shouldn't Be
Dani Aposhian

More on Third Party Payor Report Cards and Member Audit Support
Cameron J. Jayson, D.D.S.

Leaders, Teams, and Quality Input
Kathryn Kell, D.D.S.

Editorial: Homecoming
William E. Stein, D.D.S.

Taken to Heart: The 2008 MDA President's Interview
Jamie L. Sledd, D.D.S.

Personal Renewal and Using Your Resources
Julie Clouse, D.D.S.

Minnesota Districts

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