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How to make a gold crown

Gold crown_thumbScenario: A patient walks into the clinic after cracking his maxillary first molar, tooth #3, from chewing ice. His existing MOL amalgam restoration is compromised, and the undermined cusp (mesiolingual cusp) is cracked. Not only does the restoration need replacing, but as a student dentist, I aim to preserve the existing tooth structure, and restore it back to optimal functionality. Read on to see how…

The basics of student loan repayment

Student debt piggy bankMost dental students are faced with a mind boggling student debt load. Yet, even if you declare bankruptcy and are granted a discharge of other debts, your student loans will likely NOT be discharged. As much as we would like to ignore that six figure repayment, it is something that will not disappear in most cases. So, what can you do to help ease the pressure along the way? Read on to find out…

Why I will accept Medicaid

Dental FormsIf you’re like me, you may try to reconcile the two images you have of yourself as a future dentist: the private practice business owner and the oral health care provider. It’s the best of both worlds: to relieve pain, restore smiles and go golfing on Fridays. Right? In my state of Colorado, only 12% of dentists are willing to accept the more than 600,000 Medicaid patients in the state. Read on to find out why I intend to be one of them…

Today is Earth Day, what are you doing to help?

earthHappy Earth Day! Since it’s also a Media Monday here on MO, I’ve included some Schoolhouse Rock! videos about going green and saving the planet. If you’re looking for something to do this week in honor of Earth Day, visit Earthday.org and check out the “billion acts of green” campaign. Read on and let us know how you plan to celebrate in the comments…

Financial resources to simplify your life

piggy bank-angledThis month, Money Monday focuses on simplicity. The purpose of this post is to serve as a single spot to go back to for websites that can serve as great resources for students and recent graduates. If you have some of your own tried and true resources, leave a comment and add to our list…