Tag Archives: Informed Consent

What Do Patients Think About Dental Implants?

“Have you ever seen this stat before?” Dr. V recently asked, showing us an image he’d recently seen on Facebook. A survey conducted by the American Academy of Periodontology found that over 70 percent of respondents reported being “pleased” or … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Hal Huggins, DDS, MS

One of biological dentistry’s most outspoken practitioners and advocates peacefully passed away this past weekend: Dr. Hal Huggins. Dr. Huggins received his DDS degree over 50 years ago at the University of Nebraska and practiced for decades in Colorado Springs. … Continue reading

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Stat!: Dental Mercury & Informed Consent

Percent of Americans who don’t know that mercury is the main component of “silver” amalgam dental fillings: 57 Percent who are ever told by their dentists that “silver” fillings contain mostly mercury: 11 Percent of Americans who don’t think their … Continue reading

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Stat!: Second Opinions

Percent of Americans who’d seek a second opinion for a major home repair: 70 Percent who’d do so for a major car repair: >50 Percent who’d do so for dental work: 6 Is this really so surprising? After all, second … Continue reading

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Vaccinations & Informed Consent

When it comes to the matter of vaccinations, informed consent often seems to fall by the wayside. We’ve noted this before with respect to the annual flu shot hype. The dominant media message insists on how important it is to … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer, Fear & Informed Choice(s)

As we were taking a look back at the first 5 years of this blog, maybe you heard a little something about a certain celebrity who had a “preventive” double mastectomy. How “brave” and “heroic”, folks said of Angelina Jolie’s … Continue reading

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The Cost of Dental Implants

When someone’s trying to sell you something, chances are you’ll hear nothing but positives about it – all of its benefits, none of its drawbacks. After all, negatives might jeopardize the sale. Why risk losing it, right? We all “know” … Continue reading

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