Alabama 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…
This season, we had the pleasure of meeting Mike Ross, a D4 from Baylor searching for love with Desiree Hartsock. Even though his stint on “The Bachelorette” was brief, dental students across the country were cheering him on. I caught up with Mike, the current D4 ASDA representative and SPEA President, to hear about his experience…..
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?
This summer, I was lucky to spend four weeks in Chicago as an ASDA Administrative Extern. While rotating through ASDA’s different departments, I saw firsthand the hard work required to manage an association of over 18,000 members. Here are a few of the things I learned along the way…
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.
Last week Adam Yauch, better known as MCA of the Beastie Boys, passed away at the young age of 47. In 2009, Yauch announced that he felt a lump in his throat but dismissed it as a swollen lymph node. Later, he was diagnosed with a malignancy in his parotid gland that spread to a… Read more »
2012 is shaping up to be a pretty exciting year. We have a lot to look forward to: the Olympics, Presidential elections, leap year, and possibly…a dental reality TV show!