Happy Thursday. This is The Eval🦷…reading dental publications can make your head spin- kinda like a slice of buttered toast on a falling cat’s back....think about it...
We stop the spinning.
Estimated Read Time: 2 minutes 14 seconds
What You’re Reading Today:
- 🚩Tipsy and Red Flags. A new jam band helps you remember the bad things about dental infection.
- ⛪Three Headlines and a Lie. Churches making millions off Listerine and calling the cops on an endodontist
- ⚠Warning: Graphic. Salmon, Cheese, and Casinos...another ranking of the best place to practice
Searing the Red Flags of Dental Infection Into Your Brain
The Red Flags are jamming...and simultaneously helping out dentists everywhere.
The new band that is selling out amphitheaters across the country is helping you remember some important stuff.
From Humble beginnings…
The Red Flags were formed…when some very clever British oral surgeons came up with a nifty, little way to remember the red flags of dental infection.
In our typical way, Tipsy Dentistry decided to take a useful acronym and visualize it- making it so much easier for you to remember...
If you are a little behind the times, this is how Tipsy Dentistry works:
1️⃣We give you an illustration
2️⃣We tell you a story to help you remember everything you need to know for dental school and your clinical career
"FATLIPS": An Easy Way to Remember the Red Flags of Dental Infection
🚩Red Flag #1: Failed Treatment
Let's take a look at the first member of the band
The flutist is our first memory trick...
A failure of treatment (think incision and drainage or antibiotics) may suggest that the organism is especially virulent.
🚩Red Flag #2: Airway compromise
What's a good band without an accordion player?
Ask anyone attending a Wisconsin polka and you know it’s just not the same without an accordion player.
In the case of the Red Flags, it’s an accordion player that looks like they are having difficulty breathing.
The "A" in the FATLIPS acronym stands for airway...shortness of breath and a choking feeling should make you think of airway compromise as the next red flag.
🚩Red Flag #3: Trismus
A tambourine player doesn't really need his airway to help out the band.
But in this case a zipped mouth and limited opening is a red flag.
The Tambourine player with a "T" and zipped mouth on his shirt stands for Trismus.
According to the FATLIPS literature, mouth opening is classified as the following:
- Less than 3 cm is mild trismus
- Less than 2 cm is moderate trismus
- And less than 1 cm is severe trismus
There's a few more band members we have to meet.
The bagpiper, cello player, drummer, and sax player are helping you remember the rest. Check out the rest of the crew👇
Three Headlines and a Lie
Spot the Pinocchio amongst the cold hard truth. You can’t handle the truth.
- ✝Religion and Mouthwash. The Catholic Archdiocese of New York made millions off a dental hygiene staple...Listerine.
- 👮♂️Does anyone know the number for 911. A patient undergoing a root canal called the cops when an endodontist admitted that they use bleach to disinfect teeth….we call it sodium hypochlorite, bro.
- 🙄Sounds Like Whining…an article titled, “Let’s Just Accept that Dentistry is Absurd” is something.
- ✈An interesting vacation. A UK man travelled all the way to Nepal for his dental care. Another reason to blame the NHS
The Best States to Practice Dentistry
Salmon, Cheese, and Casinos
...these state staples are treating dentists' lifestyle well.
Anotha' week, anotha ranking.
Zippia, a career network website, recently did their own version of ranking all fifty-nifty United States (and the 1 district) on the best placed to practice for dentists.
The ranking methodology included…
- Median salary
- Cost of living
- Location quotient- (a measure by the Bureau of Labor Statistics)