Here’s a device that they probably never covered in your Ortho course: the Acceledent System. The device has recently received FDA approval to aid in orthodontic treatment. The premise is with just 20 minutes a day, the vibrating action can enhance the forces applied to teeth by braces, thus shortening treatment times significantly. Take a… Read more »
Here’s a humorous video from the Los Angeles Times with Metta World Peace (formerly known as Ron Artest) of the L.A. Lakers and his thoughts on dental dentition development.
Earlier this year the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine, along with ASDA Puerto Rico chapter hosted their Wine and Cheese event. During the reception, Dr. Humberto Villa, dean of the institution, recognized the efforts and dedication of the previous council. They carried out numerous activities, which benefited not only the school’s society… Read more »
As I was enjoying some of my favorite holiday music, I came across a classic song that is actually relevant to dentistry. Have a listen: http://youtu.be/GgPyKFv1mWc So I bet you are wondering where a song like this comes from. Well, according to Wikipedia… “All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth” is a… Read more »
Now that the semester is over for most of us, it’s time to get back to a regular sleep schedule, spend some time with the friends and family we’ve ignored the past few months, and avert our minds from all things teeth just for a few days. Okay, well maybe not ALL things teeth –… Read more »
Last year I wrote about my hesitation for buying oral-health-related presents for family and friends. This year I didn’t even question myself when ordering two electric toothbrushes for unsuspecting family members through our class fundraiser. Have I lost my sense of caution that such gifts could be misinterpreted as pushy? Absolutely. I’m almost a dentist,… Read more »
Stony Brook has a awesome website that was made this summer by webmaster Vince Badali. On their home page, they feature their new Ethics video – The Unprofessional, Stony Brook’s own blog, along with links like National ASDA, ADA and the Next DDS. I interviewed Lauren Jain, president; Alex Sadak, legislative liaison; and Vince Badali,… Read more »