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Have you heard of TED Talks?

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a conference series that brings together fantastic speakers with “ideas worth spreading.” The biannual conference began in 1984 and has now expanded to individual conferences all over the world, maybe even in a city near you! Fortunately for us, these TED talks are online for our viewing pleasure. My favorite… Read more »

Ministry Through Dentistry

There are some things you might expect on any dental service trip: you will work very hard in conditions that are far from ideal, you may not have all of the instruments that you are accustom to using, there will likely be more patients than you will be able to treat each day, you will… Read more »

A Reflection: Steve Jobs 1955-2011

Wednesday evening October 5th, 2011, Steve Jobs, Founder of Apple, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at age 56. Jobs, who originally founded Apple in 1976, will forever be regarded as a visionary and master innovator who arguably had one of the most profound impacts on a generation that has ever been seen. A college… Read more »

(Sweet)Tooth Cupcakes

As dental students, we mold teeth out of a vast number of materials – amalgam, composite, acrylic, wax – the list goes on and on.  How about adding cake, frosting and fondant to that list?  Although highly cariogenic, this new dental material will impress your classmates and your stomachs as well!  Here’s a step-by-step tutorial… Read more »

Are You a Natural Leader?

I’ve talked to many dental students at national events and through my work on ASDA councils. One thing I’ve noticed is that you’re all natural leaders. Maybe it’s an unspoken requirement to be successful in your field. I’ve been impressed with those I’ve met for being able to excel in and outside the classroom. Whether… Read more »

Dentist’s license suspended for offering Botox

  A dentist in Needham, MA had advertised Botox services for about a year. In August, the Massachusetts State Dental Board decided to revoke her license for 6 months for providing a service not in her scope of practice. In 2008, the Board enacted a policy stating that only Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons can administer… Read more »