A few months after I graduated from dental school in 1981, I heard the terms HIV and AIDS for the first time. The next few years were very scary. Over those years many things happened to make it less scary and by the end of the 80’s we had a new normal and a sense…

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It is critical for all us to do what we can to help our Community. We must respect the science and avoid the temptation to over-react. We are in this for the long haul. Vaccinations will not be available until early 2021 if today’s projections hold true. As of today, there is no anti- viral treatment available…

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What do Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth-Fairy have in common? If you live in the United States, chances are you grew up with these mythical characters. The tooth fairy might be the strangest of the bunch since it’s not associated with a major holiday. So just how did this strange tradition get…

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Saturday April 25th will be the Arizona Oral Cancer Walk 2015. Dr. Thompson has been involved with this event since it began 8 years ago. Oral Cancer is a deadly disease because so often it goes un-diagnosed or found in the later stages. Dr. Michael and Kierland Dental Center strive to change the statistics. Every…

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Could you be one of the millions of Americans who suffer from sleep deprivation? Read Carefully! This maybe you… Jack leads a pretty fast paced life. From 5am to 10pm he’s working at the office, caring for his family at home, walking the dogs, bathing the kids, trying to exercise, et cetera, et cetera… By…

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Kierland Dental Center is revving up for a memorable weekend of volunteering for the Arizona Mission of Mercy.  Last year Dr. Thompson, Melinda, and Hillary volunteered their time and professional skills for the first ever AzMOM.  It was such an inspirational and rewarding experience we are all looking forward to helping again December 13-14.  If you…

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