In September 2014, Dr Homrighausen treated his staff with a trip to the AAOMS National Meeting in Hawaii. While continuing education was the motivation for the trip, many other activities and attractions added to the adventure. Each day provided a different vacation dream. The days were spent exploring Diamond Head Crater, snorkeling in Hanauma Bay, [...]

Dr. James K. Homrighausen was a finalist for the Ninth Annual Republic Bank We CARE Award.  The We CARE award recognizes companies that encourage their employees to become involved in volunteer activities that make an impact on our community. Dr. James K. Homrighausen’s community involvement and volunteer efforts include participation in Salvation Army Coat Drive, [...]

Dr. James Homrighausen explains the risk factors and symptoms of oral cancer. He was interviewed by WHAS 11 about the significant importance that oral cancer plays in dental health and screening. To obtain your oral cancer screening, please contact Dr. Homrighausen’s office at 812-944-4000.

New-Albany marathon

October 28, 2012 I participated in the Marine Corp Marathon in Washington D.C. This race was a 24 hour adventure. I arrived in Baltimore on Saturday prior to the race, checked in, found my hotel, ate and then went straight to bed. Stress was high not only due to the short 24 hour turnaround but [...]


Free Oral Cancer Screening April 15th, To Register, call 812.944.4000 Just because you can’t feel it, doesn’t mean it isn’t there.  Just ask the more than 100,000 Americans who were diagnosed with cancers of the head and neck which includes the oral cavity, thyroid, larynx and pharynx. Oral, head and neck cancers claim approximately 13,000 [...]

A big dilemma today is where do silver fillings fit into today’s dental profession. Many dentists have eliminated amalgam(silver) fillings from their practice. White resin fillings are more profitable and aesthetic but not always better. Amalgam isn’t as pretty but DOES have an important place in today’s dental profession. Amalgam fillings are best used in [...]

Many times I am asked by my patients if they need sedation for their oral surgery procedure.  A huge advantage of an oral surgery practice is the opportunity to go to sleep for your treatment. This is not necessary for all procedures and many times depends on the patient. Many oral surgeons don’t give their [...]

90 percent of my office days go as scheduled without any major changes or curveballs. Sometimes a jaw fracture or multiple emergencies from other offices can put a strain on not only me but the office staff as well. In order to maintain mental stability I believe a stress release needs to be placed in [...]

Just the other day I was thinking about expanding my practice. For instance bringing in a partner or opening another satellite office. It dawned on me that I am suited very well for an individual/solo oral surgery practice other than a group practice. When patients visit my office for a consultation I am the oral [...]

In today’s dental profession, ethics play a very important role in the overall success of the practice. It all begins with Doctor and patient trust. There are multiple principals and morals that every doctor must adhere to in order to be a respected clinician and an honorable one. When choosing a general dentist I always [...]

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