03/26/14 Update ... I have now been practicing dentistry for 46 years ... LLU 1968 ...
Dentistry is the best thing I have ever done (Other than marrying Becky) and would do both over again in a
heartbeat! This is now the Golden Age of Dentistry, what with all the new digital xrays, Sirona Astra Sensor Pano, CAD/CAM,
Electric Handpieces, VelScope, Laser,
I hope to never retire! My heros are Dr. Bob .. Robert
Horseman DDS .. He was a Fighter pilot in WWII, Humor columnist for the Ca Dental journal at 90 years old now,
and has finally retired this past Jan 2010 from dentistry .. My goal was to work one day longer than he did ..
but he set the bar way too high..Geeze! Plus I am very lucky to have made it this long .... Years of racing motorcycles, cars,
Etc. Plus ... (11 yrs so far after Lg. Melanoma Sx)
My other hero is Sol (Bud) Silverman .... Prolly the best Oral Pathologist to ever walk the planet! ... Udate 8/19/2013 ... He is still working
2 days a week at UCSF teaching and diagnosing the most difficult cases, Auto immune, etc. at 87 years old! .... as Per ole Doc Carpenter his
cohort he is still playing his full court basketball every Tuesday morning before he starts his day! I have sent countless cases down to UCSF for
him and his department to diagnose.
Sol Silverman - UCSF Profile Go here to access his research and send him an email
with your questions.
We Have Always Had the LATEST DENTAL TECHNOLOGIES:
LISTED HERE BELOW
For 7/19/2013 We are just adding the newest Sirona Digital Pano
with the newest latest greatest "ASTRA SENSOR" These XG 5's can also take bitewings outside the mouth, I.E. Patients in wheelchairs, Children,
Gaggers, and those with very small and narrow boney arches .... Although, the intraoral Schick Sensors are still clearer.
All the specialists (Endodontists, Oral Surgeons, Orthodontists, TMJ) we refer to also have the Tomograph, 3D radiograph capability too
that we require for all our implant, endo, tmj and ortho cases.
For 2012 we added the VELscope as one more tool in the hopefully early detection (dysplasia)
of pre and possible cancerous leasions
And we also added one of the latest
Diode Lasers... ...
This soft tissue laser allows us to do painless, bloodless laser surgery with FAST healing.
I took indepth, hands on courses thru & am also member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry
If you are a dentist doing or considering Laser Surgery the ALD is worth it (to research the latest and get info on courses with hands on training) .
Swissident Dentures, Vitallium II Removable Partials, etc. .....
Midmark Steam Sterilizers
I also use the latest smallest, lightest, brightest, coolest LED = bright as the sun attached to my glasses with magnification loops
on them. It also has the orange filter when needed to have bright access without setting up any bonding material.
You can Google any of these latest technologies to see what is now available.
Dentistry has probably changed more with all the latest technical advances in the past decade or so than
all of the past 100 years before that! Having all this new equipment is such a pleasure and not a burden or
just an overhead expense. Especially since dentistry is one of my main hobbies and an artistic precise and
detailed endeavor including our great 30+ year staff and so many of our many friends (patients) we
have made over the years! There is not a person on our day sheet we do not look forward to seeing. And
as one of our long time patients Joe Vargas always says .. "If you had a bar in here I'd stay all day!".
We do have and had the luxury of having picked our patients over the years in our fee for service practice.
Never any advertising - word of mouth only, and currently taking only a few relatives of
our existing patients.
"If you don't care as much about your teeth as we do ... You need to find a dentist That thinks as little
of your teeth as you do!"
... another original Doc Hemp Quote.
LET'S FACE IT! To most people ..TEETH & ESPECIALLY dentists are about the most BORING Things in the whole
wide world!! ... Well! This site changes that!!! ....If you get bored or can't find a smile here ... "You could
very well be a PET ROCK!!"
Becky & I are dedicating this dental web site in memory of our very close friend and colleague, orthodontist
Dr. Ed Bigelow .. the best orthodontist and most honest person we have ever met! .. Ed died today on his
birthday at 68 years of age ... 2/15/05 .. ED ..We all miss you so very very much!!!!!!
Please don't email me with dental problems as I cannot diagnose over the internet ... But .. as you peruse
this large site you will probably see your questions answered anyway in similar cases presented or
discussed as per my personal opinions.
This web site is not and never has been an advertisement for new patients. This and our other 1000 plus pages
are an archived journal for our family, friends, (our existing patients) and other like hobby heads the world
over these past 20 years. ... This is probably the largest non-commercial private web site (Blog or whatever)
in the world! ... Also .. Our web sites are best viewed with A SENSE OF HUMOR! And an updated Browser.
Remember .. Old Dentists Never Die .... They Just Make a Bad Impression!
Casper gets his teeth fixed here at the friendly dentist!
(But - I must tell you - "He's usually three sheets to the wind"!)
Hemp is the Answer! ... Now ... What Was that Question Again?"
OK GARBAGE BREATH! ENOUGH OF THE CUTESY PIE STUFF!! BE TRUE TO YOUR TEETH & THEY WON'T BE FALSE TO
YOU!! NOW PENCIL NECK!, GIT READY TO HAVE SOME FUN! DON'T YOU STOP TILL EVERYTHING DOWNLOADS! BOOKMARK PAL!!
OR! I WILL HAFTA HUNT YOU DOWN LIKE THE DIRTY YALLER DAWGS YOU ARE! - - - - AND YOU KIDS!!! GET HIGH ON
LIFE - NOT DRUGS!! D.A.R.E. TO SAY NO!!! - - OR I'LL HAFTA KICK YOUR BUTTS TOO! - - - - OH ..... AND HAVE
A NICE DAY!
CLICK HERE To see what you as an adult on drugs will look like!
For your edification, what may appear in many of my extant comments to be just a patois of misspelled words and poor punctuation is actually
a very distinctive and cerebral exercise, searching for just the right combination of words to reach all levels of those trying to reach a deeper
understanding! .... For the timorous, I would be reticent to not say that this multifarious, ubiquitous, eclectic style is still tasteful and erudite though not
quixotic and didactic.
Because of this I do not wish to be classified as passe, truculent, hackneyed, somnolent, loquacious or taken sycophantically! There might be some
verbosity & prolixity - but ...... Hey! Most of my thoughts are mesmeric, pragmatic & blithe yet still filled with lores & 100% probity to placate,
yet not abrogate, to the incurable dogmatic, parsimonious, anal retentive! This is certainly not meant as a pejorative to be opprobrious, vituperative
or to be contumelious to any race, color, creed, religion or nation!
I just hope this aphorism has not been too plethoric for some. I also hope obfuscation due to misinterpretation will not lead to pusillanimous attempts
at a malicious retort to my comments!
About Doc Hemp .... I'm so UGLY I make the onions cry! If you look up UGLY in the dictionary I take up
4 pages!! As a baby I was so UGLY the doctor spanked my face, .... & actually improved it! .... A LOT!
My mother had to tie a pork chop around my neck just so our dog would play with me!! Becky says with me EVERY
night is Halloween! ... And I'm so OLD I can remember when God made dirt! ... Before I could blow the candles
out on my last birthday cake - the Forest Service dumped a load of Borate on it & a bunch of Smoke Jumpers
crashed our party! Drank all the beer! Geeze!)!
Click on the photo of the Cerec 3D below to visit Doc Hemp's Cerec 3D Page about saving 80% of teeth from
full crowns in one visit with all natural ceramic identical to human enamel in all physical characteristics.
One more note! Out of the million plus that visited all these various pages, I know no one found
everyting 100% to their liking! If it wasn't a little weird & entertaining who'd visit it at all!?
There is a little something for everyone too! SO, ABSORB THE BEST - SHINE THE REST! USE WHAT U CAN, CAN
WHAT U CAN'T! U CAN CAN IT CAN'T U?