Calling for a Ton of "Can"

Happy Hall of Fame Week! This is that special time every year where Canton looms large on the proverbial sporting map. Exciting events such as the Up, Up and Away 5K, the Balloon Classic, Style Show, HOF Parade, HOF Game, Enshrinement Ceremony and HOF Concert will bring stars, legends and visitors from near and far to celebrate not only a little game of pigskin, but more importantly, a town I am proud to call HOME. Canton has always been a special place to me because it's where my family landed (see Born in the USA: Our American Dream).  However, it's more than my home and it's much more than the birth place of football.  Canton is what you will see all week, a hardworking, collaborative, proud, hospitable and Midwestern valued people. Yet, we're a people who are flawed, have failed and have gone through tough times. Yet, those experiences have made us stronger, more resourceful and determined to be the best city and people we can be. This is truly what we celebrate.


Born in the USA: Our American Dream

Happy Independence Day! 

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays.  It's not because of the barbecue, adult lemonade, pool/lake/beach going or the sights, sounds and smells of pyrotechnics. It's not even because of the 1996 classic Independence Day where Will Smith did not go quietly into the night and saves the planet while kicking the tires and lighting the fires

July 4th is special to me because of the promise it delivered to my family: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." From Jefferson's pen a nation was born, the American Dream was born and 143 years later my grandfather Edward Williams was born in the USA.

Twenty miles east of Mosquito Lake, just across the Ohio-Pennsylvania border lies Greenville, PA. It's a small town of about 6,000 residents and home to Thiel College.  My …

Remembering The Ten Commandments of Dentistry

Before our June post, we would like to extend our deepest appreciation to all of our armed service members who gave their lives to ensure our continued freedoms.  Echoing Ronald Reagan, "And if words cannot repay the debt we owe these men, surely with our actions we must strive to keep faith with them and with the vision that led them to battle and to final sacrifice."  We remember you today and always.

Twelve years of Catholic education has led to a lifetime of nightmares about religion tests.  "Catholic Guilt" at its finest!  I had my latest nightmare last night, courtesy of Mrs. Cooper's freshman theology class.  Our test, based on the ten commandments, was moved up a week unbeknownst to yours truly.  I wrote the commandments I could remember and left the rest blank.  When asked as to why I could not name all of the ten commandments, I told Mrs. Cooper it's because I hadn't committed the rest of them!  Does lying in a dream count as lying? How about …

You Can't Pick Em

Last month's teaser, Don't Pity the Fool, proclaimed this blog was made to alternatively educate, eccentrically entertain, and even provocatively provoke a change in your perception of oral health. Turns out, after writing the above post, I found I was the fool! I had no idea how many people would read it, let alone comment on it. The feedback was positive, passionate, constructive and even grammatical (surprisingly not from my wife- a writer!). Keep it coming and know that I love you all for it, especially because the post didn't even mention teeth!

Wellthis month, we're not going to mention teeth or gums either. We're going to explore the most interesting question I receive from patients: "Why did you decide to look in people's mouths all day?"

It happens way more than you would think. So, me being me, a sarcastic question deserves a sarcastic answer, just like peanut butter deserves jelly. "It may be a bit crass, but it's better than look…

Don't Pity the Fool

Welcome to Dr. Bluetooth's Blog and we hope you enjoy our inaugural post!  This is a monthly blog intended to alternatively educate, eccentrically entertain, and even promote some thought-provoking tunes.  It will delve into the depths of my dental knowledge, explore the curious questions cascading off our patients' cuspids, and may even dive into the rabbit hole we call life.  Thank you to my young friend Ryan H. who sat in my dental chair one day and spontaneously said, "if you paint that tooth blue, it would be Bluetooth!"  Your keen eye and humor has inspired this blog and I hope that anyone reading it breathes in that same spirit of imagination and wonder. So, in the words of Pink Floyd, breathe, breathe in the air.  Don't be afraid to care...

April Fool's Day is one of my absolute favorite junior varsity holidays, second only to Fat Tuesday!  To say we know the origins of this day would be an April Fool's joke in itself.  Some historians believe it h…