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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.
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Our 30th President, Calvin Coolidge, was a man of few words and an extremely pragmatic, practical, skeptical New Englander. On a brief vacation, President Coolidge and an old friend were riding horses in Vermont. His friend said to Coolidge as... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Bite Point
Please allow me to share a rare piece of encouraging news in these challenging times we're in. In a September 8th paper in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, Drs. Gandhi and Rutherford present to us a remarkable idea.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2020 at Bite Point
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We are coming up against a time when a vaccine against Covid-19, also called SARS-CoV-2, may become available. Actually, I do not know if a vaccine against a coronavirus species is even possible--these things mutate very rapidly, changing their surface... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2020 at Bite Point
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Effect of Cumulative US Inflation upon Typical Dental Insurance Yearly Maximum Real Value, since 1967. Also of note: In 1967, the majority of employers gave away dental insurance free, as a perk. Today, the vast majority of employers pay the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2020 at Bite Point
"There is always potential for a conflict of interest between microbe and host because the genetic makeup of the microbe differs from that of the host. Natural selection will favor microbes that act in their own genetic interest as circumstances... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2020 at Bite Point
Juneteenth thoughts. Intolerance is not only mean-spirited. It’s illogical. Human beings sort wrong. Meaning: We label, classify and sort people and things as a vital survival strategy. It’s part of our nature. Classifying and sorting is part of what brought... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2020 at Bite Point
The International Association for the Advancement of Time will be rolling out a new calendar shortly. Guessing the Gregorian has had its day. The new months are: January February Coviduary Coviduary Coviduary Coviduary Coviduary Coviduary Coviduary Coviduary Coviduary Coviduary Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2020 at Bite Point
In our last post, we explored how to predict the COVID-19 epidemic progression with the irrational, transcendental and may I say supernatural number e. e is the base rate of growth shared by all continuously growing processes. e merges growth... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2020 at Bite Point
The number e is one of the most powerful, profound, mysterious, mystical things I've ever encountered. I mean in all of life. Let's use its power to explore the growth rate of the COVID-19 epidemic in the U.S. From my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2020 at Bite Point
First Global Palindrome Day (a palindrome date when written in both DD/MM/YYYY and MM/DD/YYYY formats) of the Common Era: 01/01/1010, 1,010 years ago. Second Global Palindrome Day of the Common Era: 11/11/1111. 909 years ago, 101 years from the first.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2020 at Bite Point
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Here is the short version of my last post. In 1967, when dental insurance first ramped up in America, employers commonly purchased plans with $1,000 yearly maximums. Today, in our experience in Philadelphia, some 95% of PPO plans from United... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2019 at Bite Point
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It is high time to have a detailed discussion about dental insurance. What it is, and what it is not. In part this is to help patients who have dental insurance utilize it properly, to their best advantage. And in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2019 at Bite Point
Warning: anything and everything made up of any combination of the any of the following elements is known to the State of California to cause cancer: H - Hydrogen He - Helium Li - Lithium Be - Beryllium B -... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2019 at Bite Point
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Obsidian MacAdoo is a poetess, and she wrote the terrifying yet compelling Green Cackles at Dawn. Diffusion of Innovations research informs us that far more than half of humanity is afraid of standing out. Uppermost in the minds of so... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2019 at Bite Point
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Massimo Volpedo, as we saw in the last episode, loves life and people on a breathtaking scale. Let us see what he has to say about wine. The setup: It's a bitter cold Boston evening in January, 1930. Pinky DeVroom,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2019 at Bite Point
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The only Episode thus far with a coda to its title. And why? Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Signore Massimo Volpedo: * Pinky entered, hat in hand, and nodded to Mrs. Dalton. He was vaguely conscious that he was throttling the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2019 at Bite Point
Somewhere in all his writings Seth Godin asserted that businesses--and I assume he meant local, bespoke, non-corporate ones--have only two pathways to success: (1) Delight people, and (2) Solve their problems. The more interesting the problem, the better. In our... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2019 at Bite Point
Time now to turn from the realm of industrialists and corporate capitalism to the free market's other branch, which doesn't seem to have a name but which I shall call the bespoke branch of capitalism. This is an interesting question.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2019 at Bite Point
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One more post on industrialism and then we shall leave this oft-times dark subject and move into the light. And the lighter side of Swirled All the Way to the Shrub, this engaging and thought-provoking novel that Tom Bentley and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2019 at Bite Point
In recent posts, we have been exploring the nature of industrialists. Our novel, Swirled All the Way to the Shrub, wrestles with the complex interplay between industrialism and the human beings who live in the world it shapes. Industrialist: "A... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at Bite Point
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The story arc and the lives of our characters in Swirled All the Way to the Shrub are forcefully impacted by industrialists. Indirectly--we don't (yet) actually meet any bona fide robber barons in the work. Their circle of influence effects... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2019 at Bite Point
Here, our enigmatic character the Gantseh Macher opens up old wounds in Unctual Natchez, our internally troubled but externally chipper friend of Pinky DeVroom's: *** But the Gantseh Macher was unperturbed. “You, as your surname suggests, sir, are of Natchez... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2019 at Bite Point
In our previous post, we discovered an extraordinary and meaningful quote on equality from Dr. Alice Hamilton. Her words form an integral part of the fabric of our novel, Swirled All the Way to the Shrub. Now, let's have a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2019 at Bite Point
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"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Thus begins the second paragraph... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2019 at Bite Point
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As I write, to the hour, it will be 100 years ago that the Great War ground to an end. To me, the Great War, World War I, was the greatest calamity brought upon the human race by itself in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2018 at Bite Point