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Teeth & Tiaras

I have a confession. Each Wednesday evening at 10pm, I curl up on my couch and indulge in one of my guilty pleasures: watching TLC’s “Toddlers & Tiaras”. However, I try and justify it by focusing on how this show relates to my future dental career. If you’ve never seen the show, you likely think… Read more »

Newsletter Design Part 2

Part 2: Visual Appeal So your chapter needs a newsletter and somehow you’ve been assigned with the task. “You make such creative Facebook album titles,” they praise, “surely you know something about newsletter design.” You accept the job, riding high on their compliments. Now you sit in front of your computer wondering, “What.am.I.going.to.do….” You can find… Read more »

Staying Healthy While Studying for DAT

A part of DAT preparation (or any study routine) is to eat healthy, exercise and get plenty of sleep. While studying, eat healthy snacks.  Munch on raw fruits, vegetables and salads rather than salty, greasy and sugary foods.  When making a salad, try to substitute high fat and high sodium dressings for balsamic vinegar, apple… Read more »

ASDA News preview

I’ve often heard dental students call dentistry an art. Flipping through the November issue of ASDA News, I couldn’t agree more. On page 15, UCLA’s Samir Farhoumand likens using the drill to a Waltz. When Dr. Don Whitebread was asked how he relaxes from the stresses of dentistry, he told us how his passion for… Read more »

Toothache kills Ohio man

Kyle Willis, 24, of Ohio died in early September 2011. Cause of death? Ondontogenic infection that spread to his brain. Willis had gone to a dentist who told him his painful third molar needed to be extracted. The single father lacked insurance and couldn’t afford the extraction. Two weeks later, he went to an emergency… Read more »