Then how come…

By Dr. H. David Burstein Nov. 2012 One of the great moments in Jewish life occurs at the Passover seder when the youngest child stands up and asks the question “Why is this night different from all other nights? It is not the sophistication of the question, but...

The Energies to Move Forward

By Dr. H. David Burstein March 2012 One of the fondest memories of my grade school years was on Friday afternoons when I had five friends over to our home to play hockey in our basement. When people mention “The Original Six, my thoughts turn first to those...

Can We Talk

By Dr. H David Burstein February 2011 Authors Note: This article was edited by three women! In his book “What About the Big Stuff” Richard Carlson presents an imagery that life is like driving along a highway. If you want to have a safe journey, you have...

To Err is Human…

By H. David Burstein January 2011 Several years ago I wrote an article entitled “The Pain in Being Comfortable. It focused on the idea that if we get too used to our comforts we may not challenge ourselves to grow. I have to come to realize that the opposite...

You Are Lucky To Read This

By Dr. H. David Burstein December 2010 Of all the formal bits of advice I received during my dental education, maybe the most important was at a formal. During his remarks at our Graduation Ball, Dean Richard Ten Cate quoted a Buddhist proverb “You have what you...

Imagine Yourself as the Patient

By: Dr. H. David Burstein When first approached to write an article on dental ethics I was hesitant. Ask a specialist to discuss an aspect of their subspecialty and he/she could do it. But dental ethics? I am not an ethicist. I am not an academic. I am a wet gloved...