Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Another small plus to a career in dentistry

I used to wonder what would happen if I had allergies while I was working as a dentist - after all, how would you feel if your dentist kept sneezing while working on you? Well, yesterday and today I had the chance to find out. Something's in the air down here and I've been sniffling and sneezing like crazy - except while I'm working on the clinic! Apparently the mask filters out all the pollen or whatever is aggravating my allergies so I have 100% relief while I'm working. How neat.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Here's an article about an oral surgery center in NY that apparently forgot about one of their patients when they were locking up for the evening. The patient woke up from surgery and was all alone in the dark, which was probably a little disconcerting. I actually thought the story was sort of amusing because obviously she was ok, although she was terrified and threw up a couple of times.

Sunday, April 20, 2008


I'm currently a fourth year dental student at the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in southern California. In college I majored in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Folklore and a minor in Chemistry. I'm a proud husband and father and expecting my second child in May, right about graduation time!

What this blog is:
The Dental Ninja blog is a collection of interesting/entertaining/amusing/funny news items involving the field of dentistry, as well as the occasional ninja post. If you are at all involved in the field of dentistry, this blog is for you. Enjoy!

What this blog is not:
The Dental Ninja blog is not another site that reviews various dental products or discusses things I learned at the latest continuing education course. (I'd like to think that if a "normal person" stumbles onto this blog they don't run away for fear of boredom).

The blog wasn't actually created until December of 2008. Any entries with an earlier date have been retroactively re-posted from my personal blog (except for this one, which I'm typing right now). That's why there aren't any comments on most of the early content - not because I'm a big loser with no friends, although that is also true.

I wanted to better cater to my dentally-minded readers without boring the anti-dentites who personally know me.

Why Ninjas?

There are, literally, billions of things that dentists and ninjas have in common. Masks, for example. If you really think about it, it all makes perfect sense. A better question would by why aren't there ninjas on everyone else's websites? (Or are there?)