It seems that almost within minutes the world around us is changing. We no sooner purchase a computer with all the latest, greatest technology. We get it home. We set it up and poof...it is obsolete. There is already something better, faster and has more memory than what we just purchased. Well keeping up with modern dental technology and periodontal advances requires a dental professional to be proactive in many ways. There are all types of avenues that allow a dental professional to be informed. Journals share published articles and studies that have been written and conducted by reputable dental professionals that hold key information which often times we use in the treatment of patients. Dr. Mangelson subscribes to many professional dental and medical journals. He likes to read them and use them to support his periodontal treatment philosophy. He uses the articles as a good source of reference when doing presentations to other dental professionals and when asked questions about new advances.