Wine, Chateaux, and Roman Ruins: Exploring the Incredible Château de Fontainebleau

Wine, Chateaux, and Roman Ruins: Exploring the Incredible Château de Fontainebleau

Day 4: Sunday June 14 Awakening on your 30th birthday with a hangover is one thing. Waking to a gaping wound in the back of your head is something else entirely. I must admit this was my first real experience of feeling old. I mean, who the hell falls in bathtub at 30? 50? Maybe. 60? Sure. 70? Not surprising, really. But 30? Feeling ashamed of my disobeying foot, I reached for my no longer frozen fish pillow and slowly…

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Caples Lake Resort: Hidden Gem in Northern California

Caples Lake Resort: Hidden Gem in Northern California

There are hundreds of lakes in California and even more resorts. The road is well-worn to Tahoe and Folsom Lake, Shasta and Clear Lake.  But we’d never even heard of Caples Lake Resort, let alone been there, and neither had any of our friends. Ben’s beautiful Nanny had included it among her most treasured places on the planet. So much so, the whole family headed to Caples one lovely fall weekend to celebrate Nanny’s life and spread her ashes on…

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Sinus Graft and Implant Surgery: Post-Op Experiences Part Two

Sinus Graft and Implant Surgery: Post-Op Experiences Part Two

Preface I’m gonna keep it real with my sinus graft and implant surgery post-op experiences. Please remember I had a lot of dental work done in a very short time. Specifically, I had 8 root canals; 1 crown removed; lots of decay drilled away; 12 build-ups, posts, and temporary crowns; multiple permanent crown fittings and cementing; and finally, 3 implant screws placed; a sinus lift and bone graft; plus 1 extraction. In 3 weeks time. This account is simply my experience….

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Sinus Graft and Implant Surgery: Post-Op Experiences Part One

Sinus Graft and Implant Surgery: Post-Op Experiences Part One

 Preface Despite Ben’s apprehensions, I’m gonna keep it real with my sinus graft and implant surgery post-op experiences. It was painful. It was emotionally traumatizing. But…it was sooo worth it! In 6 months, I’ll have beautiful teeth! All of them! In researching, I read hundreds of dental tourism reviews, most of which stated the patient went on a fun adventure the very day after surgery. From biking 40 kilometers through Thailand to horseback riding around the Arenal Volcano, I read many…

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Dental Tourism Packing List

Dental Tourism Packing List

There are endless sites out there with their own version of a packing list, especially for Costa Rica. However, try as I might, I could not find a specific dental tourism packing list. For any country. Packing for the first dental tourism trip can be especially overwhelming since one is not sure what to expect. Here are the things I found invaluable, specifically for dental tourism, beginning with the obvious. Drugs Strangely enough, I doubted all the super-humans on Tripadvisor…

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Dental Tourism: Working with Dr. Mariano Kriebel

Dental Tourism: Working with Dr. Mariano Kriebel

I knew before I met him that Dr. Mariano Kriebel was the perfect dentist for me. He’s young so he accepts and readily utilizes cutting edge technological advances. He’s highly educated, especially in comparison to the dentists I’ve encountered in the past, who only had their 4 year DDS degree. He’s a perfectionist and will not stop until he gets his desired results. From the first email reply I received to our conversations in the chair, Dr. Kriebel explains everything…

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