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Richard Wilson DMD
2401 Pennsylvania Avenue Suite 1A8 Philadelphia PA 19130 215-765-5281
All this knowledge we've gained is for the purpose of solving problems for the patient who stands before us. Furthermore, a human being is never a commodity. Not for any reason, not under any circumstances.
Interests: family, dentistry, environmental issues, cycling, astronomy. making a difference.
Recent Activity
Yes, Tom-- As well as in most Southern states ....
Toggle Commented Dec 28, 2016 on A Holiday Dental Yarn at Bite Point
So in January a fella, Fred, goes to a corporate dental office to have a partial denture made, knowing it's not-such-a-good-idea but desiring to save money. They make a partial denture with a metal frame, acrylic bases and cheap acrylic... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2016 at Bite Point
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My beautiful Ford CMax plug-in hybrid car got towed by the ugly Lew Blum. Oh, of course, it was my fault in the end. I am not writing in public to duck that responsibility. Rather, my purpose is to examine... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2016 at Bite Point
Governance Ombudsmen of Electioneering Writs And Warrants ***G.O. E.W.AY.*** We, the nonpareil members of G.O. E.W.A.Y., having duly noted the discouraging and precipitous decline in civility amongst American political figures in this and recent election cycles, have set ourselves upon... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2016 at Bite Point
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We have now seen our third patient in the past few months who has wrecked their dentition with one overwhelming specific cause--overuse of Werther's Original Hard Candies. Thus, I wish to post a warning about this product. And that warning... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at Bite Point
In an online public place, a prospective patient who never actually met us in person railed at us for being expensive. This particular raillery was in response to a phone conversation only, no other interaction. The person's main point was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at Bite Point
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I was recently asked why I have four Microscopes; specifically, why did I purchase one extremely expensive Operating Microscope for each doctor and hygienist in the practice? I answered: There are lately many dozens of new dental technologies, all of... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2016 at Bite Point
Done, Jan Modric, sorry for the omission, and thank you for your permission to use the image! Your site is superb, lots of clear, succinct information on common sugars, polysaccharides and dietary fiber, and I am happy to assist in making others aware of it via a shared link.
Toggle Commented May 19, 2016 on Super Bowl 50 Gatorade Shower at Bite Point
I recently met a new patient, a remarkable and engaging young woman with complex medical issues. She falls under the rubric 'disabled' from a physical definition standpoint, but there's absolutely nothing disabled about her splendid expression of the human spirit.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2016 at Bite Point
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Time (overdue actually) for my annual Super Bowl Gatorade Shower post. And heeeeere's the pic: Orange again!!! Here are the odds from https://www.bovada.lv/ on the color: Orange +125 Blue +300 Clear +400 Yellow +400 Red +600 Green +1,000 Purple +1,000... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2016 at Bite Point
"Eugene Jolas, with his three mother tongues, English, French and German (he was from Lorraine), and James Joyce, the multilinguist, set out to revolutionize the English language. They had plenty of words at their disposal and they didn't see what... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at Bite Point
When a dentist focuses on solving oral health problems for her patients, people come back. When a dentist chases after profit specifically, many won't come back. Over those practical concerns lie the superb ethics and ethical guidance of Hippocrates, Galen,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at Bite Point
Corporate dentistry places the goal of maximizing profit far above all other goals, including that of solving oral health problems for patients. This has real-world effects on the health of those patients. It essentially works like this-- Corporate dentistry entices... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2015 at Bite Point
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On the occasion of Dr. Marianna Evan's inaugural Ortho-Perio Symposium, Challenging Implant Rehabilitation in the Presence of Malocclusion, we had the chance for Marianna, Dr. Kevin Boyd, Dr. Mike Mew and myself, Dr. Rick Wilson, to meet in person and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2015 at Bite Point
If we look at health care costs with rigorous clarity, no confirmation bias, it comes down to this: Us regular folk can get financially crushed by our government, or we can get financially crushed by insurance companies run by industrialists.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2015 at Bite Point
According to Google's homepage, today, August 5th 2015, is the 101st anniversary of the first electric traffic signal system. It's also the 100th anniversary of the big oil companies joining forces in a conspiracy to deviously wreck the timing of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at Bite Point
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As I write this post, it is the one-year anniversary since sales of marijuana for recreational use began in Washington state. In this very first year, $70 million in tax revenue has been generated statewide from marijuana sales. Marijuana dispensaries... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at Bite Point
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The cement isn't all gone until you use an ultrasonic on the crown margins. Temporary crowns, permanent crowns; Temporary cements, permanent cements; Doesn't matter. There's still cement left until you cavitron it. Go ahead, try it and see. Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at Bite Point
An industrialist says, "I need some DNA to get this job done." The owner of a bespoke, unique, personal business says, "I need your DNA to get this job done." If the second statement resonates with you, so will my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2015 at Bite Point
Bespoke, defined: Made to fit a particular person Custom-made Made to individual order Dealing in or producing custom-made articles And my favorite: Specially made for a particular person, organization, or purpose The word bespoke is not so well known as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at Bite Point
Dentists who focus on profit get bogged down in short-term, piecework thinking. Dentists who focus on making a difference and solving problems for their patients will, in the long term, do just fine as far as profits are concerned, but... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at Bite Point
(a) I work with Albensi Laboratories, and (b) I love this story of how technology can counteract the pressure to outsource work overseas to save a buck. http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/print-edition/2012/01/13/albensi-laboratories-building-25m-lab.html?page=all Specifically, this is the sort of business model that keeps work in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Bite Point
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New research in cariology--the study of tooth decay, cavities--is impressive. Here's the essential thing: While it is still certainly true that the germ Strep mutans metabolizes the sugars we eat and drink, and creates acid metabolic byproducts that decay our... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at Bite Point
With our current engineering capabilities, our machines could easily be designed and built to last several hundred years, needing only the most trivial maintenance along the way. And with redundancies enough that they would remain in service when that maintenance... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at Bite Point
My letter to the insurance commissioner of Pennsylvania, still in draft form I may edit further: Teresa D. Miller Insurance Commissioner of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Insurance Department 1326 Strawberry Square Harrisburg, PA 17120 2/15/15 Dear Ms. Miller: Thank you in advance... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at Bite Point