Student’s iPhone photo goes viral for a cause

SnowyDowntownBirminghamOriginal.JPGAlabama is not known for its winter weather. But on the night of Feb. 12, about 5 inches of snow fell on Birmingham. AJ Fennell, a third year dental student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, braved the icy roads to pick up his friends from a high rise building in downtown Birmingham. They planned to go sledding at a local park.

Find out how a simple photo of the skyline raised more than $7,000 for a colleague in need…

Happy Halloween: more tricks, less treats

As kids across the country are perfecting their Halloween costumes, dentists are brainstorming creative ways to cut candy consumption. In the United States, 600 million pounds of candy are sold each year. From Halloween to New Year’s Eve, the holiday season revolves around sweets, sending caries risk levels soaring. How can dentists help prevent dental caries, the most common chronic disease of childhood?

ASDA Chicago Externs visit Hu-Friedy

Imagine an episode of “How it’s Made” for dental instruments. That’s exactly what we saw when we toured the Hu-Friedy manufacturing plant in Chicago on June 21. The tour, led by Errol Edwards, Hu-Friedy’s Manufacturing Team Leader, let us see first-hand the many stages of a dental instrument’s life, from its beginning as a rod of steel, to the final polishing and inspection.