Today we discussed more bad literature and many shared our own reading. 1 hour
Dave Carsten gave his presentation on Pregnancy and Dentistry. 1 hour
Dave Carsten shared information on HPV transmission as well as how we can
protect ourselves and others. HPV 16 is at epidemic levels and exposure by means of aerosols is clear in the medical literature. Oropharyngeal cancer can be the outcome but latency is more than 10 years. 1. hour
Dave Carsten reviewed current science, 1 hour
The HPV and science review was a bit dystopian but fascinating.
The take away on HPV is use a lot of suction, use better masks, and give good advice
Kurt Truong presented a review of flawed literature. 0.5 hour
Dave Carsten led the discussion regarding how to analyze bad literature 1.5 hours
Dave Carsten led the discussion regarding Hospice and Palliative Care. 1 hour
Dave Carsten led the discussion of pain control and opiates. 1.5 hour
Dave Carsten led the discussion regarding new science. 1 hour
Northwest Gnathology joined us for this meeting.
Keith Collins lectured on predictable implant dentistry. 1.5 hours.
Dave Carsten lead the discussion of critical literature analysis. 1.5 hours.
Dave Carsten lead the discussion of new science. 1 hour
COORS got together to plan the next year of meetings. We are adding new members, Kurt Truong and Keith Collins. Welcome! Dave Carsten continues as the COORS mentor, year four.
The Department of Spiritual Care of Salmon Creek Legacy Hospital invited me to present their in-service continuing education this month. The topic was the scientific study of prayer. The results of different types of prayerful interactions with other humans is a fascinating examination of behavior and its ramifications in healthcare. The very positive influence of meditative and relational prayer was clear. What is less clear is the value of intercessory prayer. We had a lively exchange of information that was done with good humor. I believe we all left with practical ideas that we can put to work immediately. The ultimate purpose is to relieve suffering and be more compassionate human beings. Thank you Chaplain Gwen Morgan and Chaplain Barbara Harris for inviting me to share this program.
The last meeting before summer break, it was outstanding. Jim was marvelous and we were able to complement each others information. It is rare to speak with someone that possesses the integrity and insight of Jim Hutt, PhD.
The consensus was to have a sequel. I know I left smarter than when I arrived.
Dr. Jim Hutt
1. Empathy in Times of Stress
2. Empathy, Grief, and Judgement
3. One Event, Endless Narratives
4. The ACE Studies and Sensitivity to Patients
Dr. Dave Carsten
1. The Behavior Framework: Empathy to Compassionate Action
2. Generational Behavior
3. The Cult of Anti Intellectualism
4. New Science to Spark Your Neurons
Don't miss the Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontics in Coeur d'Alene at the end of June.
The weather forecast was freezing rain for the February meeting and that lead to cancellation. The meeting on 3 March was all day. NW Gnathology study club was there also. The major topics of the morning were Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome by Dave Carsten then airway diagnosis and treatment for children by Dr. David Bloom, ENT. Dr. Rodger Lawton Skyped in to answer questions about implants and to suggest that the study clubs attend the Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodonitics meeting in Couer d'Alene, Idaho in June. He can offer each member a $100 discount but anyone interested must contact me, Dave Carsten, first.
The afternoon was spent talking about current research with an extended talk about Millennials, their behaviors, expectations, and needs. See you all next time.
David Carsten, DDS, Dentist Anesthesiologist, Blaine Chatterton, Cannabis Consultant, William Griesar, PhD Neurophysiology, Jeff Leake, MFA, Ram Kandasamy, PhD Neurophysiology, Cole Dawson, Student WSUV all spoke at Marijuana: Fact or Fiction. Art, Pain, and Cannabinoids. This all day class was part of the Mastertrack curriculum at the Academy of General Dentistry Continuing Education Center in SeaTac, Washington. The program was sold out. All the presenters agreed that it was a great day with learning and camaraderie. This program started as a request from Dr. Eugene Sakai of the COORS study club to learn about the good and bad of cannabis. Thank you Dr. Sakai.
Dr.Jim Hutt Skyped with us for more than an hour. All of the members had read portions of the literature regarding the ACE studies. It was a deeply interesting and moving time. The impact of psychological trauma on children persists, can ruin lives, and cost billions in health care costs. The members decided that we need to spend much more time with Jim.
We reviewed the connections of diet to dementia. Higher vitamin D was good. Too much meat and eggs, and dairy was bad. I explained that much of the connection could be attributed to lack of antioxidants, AGE’s, type 2 casein, and Neu5Gc.