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Is Dental Care Affordable?

Bolt Dentistry - Friday, March 25, 2016 | Comments (0)
Is Dental Care Affordable?

I had to take care of a patient the other night very late. He had a tooth ache. When I examined him he had not one but two very badly decayed teeth that had gone into the nerve. He could feel his heart beating in his jaw. After helping him he made mention to the fact that he couldn’t go to the dentist because he did not have any dental insurance. I thought to myself, how far we have come as a society to be led to believe that we can’t afford dental care, unless we have help. This could not be further from the truth. He could afford purchasing cigarettes that will lead to possible eventual tooth loss, heart disease, and lung cancer. He said he smoked a pack of cigarettes per day. He did not have insurance to pay for something that may kill him, yet he purchased them. Added up for a whole year I am sure that he would at least have enough for two yearly exams learning how to control his own health and break out of this disease cycle. He would have enough information to find out how much things would cost so that he could work that into his budget. Read More...


The Learning Model for Health

Bolt Dentistry - Tuesday, February 16, 2016 | Comments (0)
The Learning Model for Health

The model that we teach helps people become successful. You see, you have a choice. You can find a dental health coach that helps you become as healthy as you want to be, or you can just get fixed and let the dentist continue to fix you the next time a problem arises. The latter approach keeps you spinning in a disease cycle. The disease care specialist will fix a symptom and continue to watch you go downhill. The learning model helps you understand the cause of disease and then coach you at removing the cause of the disease.  There are three reasons that people lose their teeth.  Read More...


Disease Prevention...Not Disease Care

Bolt Dentistry - Friday, August 21, 2015 | Comments (0)
Disease Prevention...Not Disease Care

Health First

The big buzz right now with the advent of Obama Care is trying to lower costs of disease care. What the real focus should be on is how can I as a dentist help you become as healthy as you want to be. The big misconception is that treatment leads to a patient becoming healthy. Preventing the diseases, that are controllable but not curable, is where the real emphasis should be placed. If I can coach you and help you know what the causes of tooth decay and gum disease are, and how you can effectively remove the cause, would that lead you to health? Indeed it would! The definition of a doctor really is a teacher not a treater. So the question really becomes would you rather pay in part or the whole, for disease care OR not have the disease in the first place. In fact I can fix you and watch you continue to break down, or help you become as healthy as you want to be. A doctor can take your disease away from you but they can’t make you healthy. Only the patient can do that for themselves. Read More...


Health Is A Function of Participation

Scott Robbins - Friday, July 10, 2015 | Comments (0)
Health Is A Function of Participation

I just returned from a wonderful three days of teaching at The Schuster Center for Professional Development.  I was told a story that was very moving to me and I wanted to share it with you.  Dr. Michael Schuster was visiting his sister and her family a few weeks ago.  His sister adopted two little girls from Mother Theresa’s Calcutta Orphanage.  One of the children is an accomplished concert pianist and child prodigy.  He was saying that he wondered if she would have been able to develop to her true potential in Calcutta.  I doubt that would have happened if it were not for Dr. Schuster’s sister bringing those two young girls to the U.S.  There must be the right environment, the right content, and of course the proper motivation to allow this prodigy to evolve. Read More...