Upcoming anaplastology lecture at UW OMFS Grand Rounds

My talk on anaplastology at UW Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Grand Rounds, one week from today:

OMS talk

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Straightforward advice on how to respond to bullies

I think that this is great advice from Paige Edwards, a 17-year old born without fingers on her right hand. In her photo blog, she explains what being different is for her, and shares experiences. And her hand makes a cool smiley face!  :-)

Paige Edwards

I especially like this quote, which summarizes the way that we can all address curiosity and questions, especially from children:

Basically the point I am trying to make is don’t concentrate on what someone doesn’t have. Concentrate on what they do. Teach your children to accept everyone. I always meet parents who scold their children for asking what happened to my hand, but truthfully that makes them afraid. It makes being different into something that should be looked down on, as if it is something bad. Let them ask questions, let them learn that being different is OKAY!

Here is the link to the article on Huffington Post:

Paige Edwards- Inspiring Response To Internet Bullies

Here is the link to her photo gallery page:

Different – Paige Edwards’ photo gallery

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New part of the body discovered

Scientists have discovered a previously unknown layer lurking in the human eye.


The newfound body part, dubbed Dua’s layer, is a skinny but tough structure measuring just 15 microns thick, where one micron is one-millionth of a meter and more than 25,000 microns equal an inch. It sits at the back of the cornea, the sensitive, transparent tissue at the very front of the human eye that helps to focus incoming light, researchers say.

The feature is named for its discoverer, Harminder Dua, a professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Nottingham. Dua said in a statement that the finding will not only change what ophthalmologists know about human eye anatomy, but it will also make operations safer and simpler for patients with an injury in this layer.

(courtesy Huffington Post)

Link to article about Harminder Dua

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New site is launched!

I am so happy to announce that the months-long project is complete; the all new web site is up! Slow and steady, finally made it.


We welcome your feedback, and hope the resources will be useful. Now a deep breath, and then back to work.

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Progress…New web site launch nearly ready

It has been over 9 months, and the website overhaul for Custom Prosthetic is nearly complete. We have a new YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/CustomProstheticLtd

And of course this blog/news page that will be accessed from the site’s main menu. What’s left to do? Assembling the galleries and lots of testing. I hope that my next post will be to announce the new site…unless something interesting comes up first.

Grigory Gagarin (1810–1893):  The Alexander Column in Scaffolding

Grigory Gagarin (1810–1893): The Alexander Column in Scaffolding


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