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Hypnosis Forum in Honour of James Braid, 27 November 2021

  James Braid MD, a Scottish physician, held his first public lecture on hypnosis 180 years to the day on Saturday, November 27th. Braid is the one that coined the name Hypnosis. To acknowledge his contributions to  modern hypnosis and to discuss the state of hypnosis today, we are holding […]

Remembrance Day 2020

November 11 th .  Remembrance Day, is about taking time to reflect and remember the fallen of The Great War. Over time it has come to represent the commemoration of the fallen of all military actions since. In many ways the act of remembrance is not only a reflection, but […]

COVID and Teeth

COVID-19 is a subject that I promised myself not to write about.  Rather, I want to escape from it since the news media has a daily deluge of COVID posts. The Titanic likely had less water over its gunwales when compared to the flood of COVID related media! The inescapable torrent […]

Dental Fear, Anxiety and Phobia in the Age of COVID

When you have dental fear, phobia or anxiety, enduring dental issues in the time of COVID -19 makes it worse. The lock down has made some of us agoraphobic and mysophobic i.e. fearful of becoming infected by the virus. We need new coping skills for the lock down caused stress. […]

Bruxing and Stress management in the time of COVID

  Be grateful if the present global situation doesn’t stress you out. Most of us  are stressed. The majority of us need a stress management program that works. Stress  under normal circumstances is challenging and stimulating to our systems. Our systems can usually adapt. In this time of quarantine, partial […]

Resilience and Tenacity in the Time of COVID

The other night these two kits decided to assail my home. Generally we are pleased to see the wild critters that visit out yard – after all we moved into their neighbourhood, but…They’ve been leaving unsolicited gifts at my back door so they are unwelcome intruders. We made noise; we […]

Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program

As you may have heard, the Ontario Government has announced a Seniors’ Dental care program for low income seniors. To take advantage of the program you must be over 65 years of age and meet the income requirements: an annual net income of $19,300 or less for a single senior, […]

Toothpaste: How can we use thee, let us count the ways

Toothpaste doesn’t get the credit that it deserves. People generally use toothpaste to clean their teeth and as such, it is a highly engineered task specific oriented product. The ingredients for all tooth paste contain three main ones: abrasives, fluoride, and detergents along with 20%–42% water. Specialized toothpastes also contain […]