Operatory 9
The Corona Comeback

The Corona Comeback

November 9, 2020

After a hiatus the Docs are back talking Covid precautions and functioning in "the new normal". 

Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

December 8, 2019

Is the Hall technique an "out of sight, out of mind" approach? Or is it a mindful way to manage caries in less-than-ideal conditions? The Docs discuss their real world experiences with the technique. 

I’d Rather Have a Baby!…with Dr. Aliah Haghighat

I’d Rather Have a Baby!…with Dr. Aliah Haghighat

November 23, 2019

You know the joke. The patient is in the dental chair when the doctor says, "This tooth is going to need a root canal." The patient, upset, says, "I'd rather have a baby than a root canal!" After a moment the doctor responds... "Well, make up your mind and I'll adjust the chair accordingly."

On Oct 21, Student Doctor Aliah Haghighat witnessed the miracle of child birth in her dental chair. Op9 is excited to introduce you to Dr. Haghighat and let her share her incredible story.

Managing the Unimaginable

Managing the Unimaginable

November 16, 2019

What's the most interesting part of being a dentist, the patients or the employees? Dr. Kris waxes nostalgic about some of his most interesting team members. Ahh the joys of practice ownership! 

Amalgam, anyone? 🤷‍♂️

Amalgam, anyone? 🤷‍♂️

November 2, 2019

It's been centuries since dental amalgam broke into the scene and it's been controversial ever since. The FDA says it's safe for patients over 6, yet Dr Oz claims it's toxic. It's falling out of favor among private practice dentists. So, "hands up, who's still using amalgam?"

Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line

October 19, 2019

It's the good, the bad, and the ugly, dental style. The docs discuss some cases of dentists crossing professional boundaries, from the lighthearted or cringy to the horrific and criminal. 

The Music of Dentistry - Part 2

The Music of Dentistry - Part 2

October 5, 2019

Take your teeth out and put your headphones on, the boys are back to wizzork on a continuation of the Music of Dentistry. Part 2, dentistry as seen through popular (and not so popular) music. 

The Music of Dentistry - Part 1

The Music of Dentistry - Part 1

October 5, 2019

"Listening to the muzak, hearin' people scream... "  Dr. Kris goes rogue and calls in a guest for deep dive into the music of dentistry. Part 1, who is the music really for?

There’s Fluoride in the Water ☠️

There’s Fluoride in the Water ☠️

September 27, 2019

Listen up Commies as the Drs. enjoy some Dr. Strangelove and Dr. Kris performs the miracle of the multiplying Surefill. Is fluoridated water making our boys dumber? And Dr. Kris gives bubblegum fluoride varnish an enthusiastic two thumbs down.

Dental School Sucks

Dental School Sucks

September 21, 2019

If you could go back to first year or dental school, would you do it all again? The Drs. tell horror stories of bad classmates, gross patients, and terrible faculty. 

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