Distracted driving quiz: Test your knowledge

Geico_ImagePut down the phone and fries this summer. Weekend getaways, vacations, and visits to and from the clinics mean more vehicles on the road. We want you to join us in a summer of no distracted driving to keep friends and family safe.

Take our quiz to learn more about the dangers of driving distracted. Then, take the online pledge to drive distraction-free and GEICO will make a donation to a worthy cause on your behalf.

What is oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS)?

AAOMS fileThough it may be a mouthful to pronounce, oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the experts in face, mouth and jaw surgery. Many patients find the name confusing and don’t know everything our surgeons can do. Learn about some of the key OMS procedures in this short, entertaining video.

6 chapter management lessons I learned at NLC

NLC 2015I was very fortunate to be selected by my chapter to attend ASDA’s National Leadership Conference last year. It was an amazing experience that I highly recommend for anyone who wishes to grow as both a leader and a professional. During my time at the Conference, I attended various sessions that were focused on ways to improve ASDA chapters, and I also learned from other ASDA chapters that were in attendance.

My time at the ASDA National Leadership Conference opened my eyes to the importance of involving dental students from all different classes in our local chapter, brainstorming ideas and organizing events. I hope we can spread the ASDA fever and work to make our local ASDA chapter more collaborative and innovative.

Dental specialties approve white paper on third molar management

AAOMS imageIn recent years, the management of third molar teeth has generated considerable discussion in the media and among healthcare professionals. The lines of debate most often come down to the need to contain costs versus the benefits of third molar surgery for the patient. Often overlooked in the sometimes heated discourse is the quantity (and quality) of evidence-based research data confirming that impacted third molars are prone to…