Frankentooth tooth repair with electricity

On the Osgood File radio program on KNX 1070 (an LA based radio station) I heard of a new process using electricity for repairing teeth. They did not say how many visits it would take to make a repair so I thought that a dentist office could turn into an over crowded assembly line for people getting their week jolt. There may be the need to drill out the bad stuff before beginning the electric repair so it may not be a totally painless wonder treatment. The report did say that the new process could be in your dentist office within three years.

Then a week or so later I read about a process that uses lasers to repair teeth. See

The article does not say when this will be ready for prime time but soon your dentist could ask if you want to be Zapped or Jolted.

Will the dentist office of the future have a car battery and a set of jumper cables next to the chair or will you have to go in for a weekly visit to have the tech shine a super laser pointer in your mouth. Either way it’s better than drill and fill.

Then comes the tooth and bone repair gel.


Sometimes progress is great.


Write on, draw on,   Professor Voltage.

Great line, not so great feel for a pencil

I watch too many how to draw YouTube videos. One video features a guy from England and he uses Derwent brand pencils. So the other day I was in the arts and crafts store and they sold Derwent brand pencils. I picked up a couple, 2B, 4B and a 6B. They make a OK to good line but the pencil just doesn’t feel right. The paint on the pencil is thin and you can feel the lumps bumps and grain of the wood under the paint and you can see and feel any manufacturing defects in the wood. After so many years of using a yellow number 2 Dixon Ticonderoga with its heavy slick coat of paint the Derwent feels rough. The Derwent also feel lighter than pencils I’m use to. Derwents do sharpen well. I’m back to using the 25 year old Skilcraft 0.7 mechanical pencil.