Prospect Theory and Health Decisions

If you’re a staff member at Dental on Flinders or a long-term patient, you may have heard me worship Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky over the years. Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow is a must read for anyone that makes decisions for a living. This book has had an enormous influence on my practicing…

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Amalgam in Your Mouth? Time to Panic?

Do we always remove them? No, but see below. But aren’t they toxic? Dozens of long term studies done over 20+ years have not found any clinically significant evidence of any systemic toxicity associated with amalgam. We rarely use them here at Dental on Flinders, but that’s not to say it isn’t safe. Are there…

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FAQ

Q: How often should I get a checkup and professional clean? A: It depends on your age, current oral health and oral hygiene habits. If your teeth and gums are healthy, and your cleaning habits are good, then once a year may suffice. Otherwise once every six months is a safe option. Early diagnosis of…

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