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Feb. 1, 2006
Want to make your patients love X-rays?


This is what we all strive to do.
This is a column created to embody a hands-on approach toward user-frien­dly solutions for our lives.
Each month I’ll discuss concepts relating to woman dentists, their lives, and their work.
I‘ll focus on alternative dental products, Web sites, books, concepts, and organizations that simplify our world.

Xenolite® Lead-Free X-ray Apron (Dux Dental)

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Want to make your patients love X-rays? These lightweight, lead-free shields offer the same radiation protection as the leaded version, at half the weight. Using a proprietary DuPont® technology, each has thin, alloy sheeting with equivalent protection against scatter radiation. They are durable and easily maintained thanks to a microfiber front and loops for hanging storage. Patients feel less weighted down. I’ve been using these shields since their launch. We’ll never go back to the traditional version. For more information, call (800) 833-8267 or go to

MedicAlert Foundation

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Want to save lives with no cost to you? MedicAlert Foundation has a 50-year relationship with emergency responders. My father is a 30-year member of MedicAlert, and I distribute brochures to patients with medical conditions. Membership includes a membership card, an emblem with an engraved, personalized identification number and primary medical condition, and access to the MedicAlert 24-hour Emergency Response Center. Men’s, women’s, and children’s pendants, bracelets, and sports bands are available for purchase. Call (800) 432-5378 or visit


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This hand lotion has been around for more than 50 years. I have used it for more than 20 years. I found some samples at a Chicago Midwinter Meeting many years ago, and I have been a fan ever since. It is one of the best creams to use daily, in or out of the office. Originally formulated for use by chronic hand washers, it rehydrates because of its protective nature and moisturizes, as well. It will last for a few hand washings and has a fresh scent. Some of our patients have purchased this product after hearing us rave about it. For more information, call (800) 835-0885.