Blog - Book Review

  • 2018: A Year of Reading, Not Writing

    A Charlotte dentist's 2018 reading list

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: December 29, 2018

    From 2008 until 2017, I wrote (and have rewritten when appropriate) nearly 230 blog posts and 50 pages for our practice website, which I’d never expected would happen when I started writing a decade ago.  At first, I did it out of necessity and not pleasure, but I discovered that I actually enjoyed it.  However, […]

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  • Book Review: “The Death of Expertise” by Tom Nichols

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: March 12, 2017

    If you’ve been reading this blog over the last few years, you’ll certainly have noticed a pattern: a reliance on established, peer-reviewed science and critical thinking.  Whether the topic is GMO vs. organic vs. conventional food, cavity prevention, cancer, juicing, or flossing, I always rely on expertise, accumulated and tested knowledge, and consensus over anecdotes, one-off […]

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  • I Didn’t Know Squat about Cancer

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: August 22, 2016

    Cancer (in general) and oral cancer were certainly topics that I learned about in our medical/dental training 18 years ago, but after reading The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, I realized just how little I actually knew.  To tell the truth, after reading the book, I now have a […]

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  • Food Myths Abound – Ignore Them & Just Enjoy Eating

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: June 20, 2015

    Before diving in, please understand that this is a very incomplete review of a truly superb book about the realities of health and nutrition.  I could write so much more but ultimately stopped so as to not write a book of my own.  However, I HIGHLY recommend this book!  Dr. Payet MSG. Salt. Fat. Adkins. […]

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  • Whom Do You Trust? Why? Do You Trust Your Dentist?

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: May 16, 2014

    Before you sit down to read, might I suggest a strong cup of coffee and a favorite snack?  I’m about to take you on a journey like Alice in Wonderland, and you’ll want to be well fortified for the journey in a discussion of trust, authority, and reputation as it relates to how you choose a […]

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