Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Give Kids a Smile Program at ADA


Friday, September 11, 2020

Tips for Choosing Guitar Strings

Currently a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Christopher, Chris, C. Babcock, MD works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for Louisville Oral Surgery. Dr. Christopher C. Babcock also keeps bees and plays guitar.

Picking out which style and gauge of guitar strings can be a very personal choice for a guitar player. Although seemingly unimportant, the guitar strings have a big impact on tone. The gauge of the string is measured by the diameter of the string in thousandth of an inch. Although the exact tuning of each string can vary by player and tuning, the range of gauge across the strings can make the same guitar sound very different. Lighter gauges are generally easier to play, and larger gauges take more force.

Another big factor in guitar strings is the material used. The material generally ranges from type of guitar. Acoustic guitars use silk and steel, phosphor bronze, and bronze. Usually preferred by jazz or folk players, silk and steel are called such because they have a core of steel but are wound in silver or copper plated silk. Bronze are the brightest sounding strings, but also the most prone to losing their iconic sound. Therefore, phosphor bronze strings add phosphor to keep the strings from wearing out so quickly, but this addition causes the strings to have a less bright tone.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

The Environmental Impact of Beekeeping


Friday, May 22, 2020

How a Disability Insurance Policy Can Help You

Christopher C. (Chris) Babcock, MD, DMD, practices at Louisville Oral Surgery and Dental Implants, where he has worked since 2018. In addition to being an oral surgeon, Dr. Christopher C. Babcock is a licensed health insurance and life insurance broker. In his work in the insurance field, Christopher C. Babcock, MD, encourages individuals to get a disability insurance policy.

Disability insurance provides a source of income for people unable to work after an injury or accident. Though many employers offer some form of disability insurance, the coverage is often short-term and may not cover the employee’s full salary.

Research indicates that roughly a third of Americans are likely to experience at least 90 days in which they are disabled in the course of their career, yet nearly 50 percent of workers do not have any coverage in case of an injury. The best time to purchase a disability insurance policy is while you are still young.

If you are young and healthy, qualifying is easier, and premiums are lower. As you age and develop health issues, the price increases. Disability insurance is especially important if you work in a profession in which your risk of injury is high. Not purchasing disability insurance is one of the biggest financial mistakes that workers can make.