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Christmas in July

In honor of Christmas in July, I wanted to share some of my favorite classic Christmas movies.  Coincidence they have ties with dentistry?  Probably not. Anyone remember Hermey the Elf from the 1964 TV special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?  Hermey with his famous, “I want to be a dentist” outburst is ridiculed by the elf… Read more »

The [ASDA Central] Office: Part VI

Ruth Kerns, Accounting Manager How long have you been with ASDA? 5.5 years What is your favorite aspect of your job? Working daily with a talented group of professionals who continue to advance ASDA’s mission If you weren’t working for ASDA, what would you be doing? I would take some time off for travel to… Read more »

Summer Externs at ASDA and the ADA

Besides an influx of humidity and warmer weather, summertime in Chicago also brings some new additions to the ASDA office.  Seven externs from across the country (and world!) have descended on Chicago, IL to spend four weeks learning the inner workings of ASDA and the ADA.  The seven externs will be working in various offices… Read more »

The [ASDA Central] Office: Part V

Chrissy Tappert, Administrative Assistant How long have you been with ASDA? A little more than a year and a half What is your favorite aspect of your job? Sitting at the front desk allows me to interact with a variety of different people If you weren’t working for ASDA, what would you be doing? Traveling… Read more »

Do vegetarians have better oral health?

It’s an undisputed fact that healthy diets include vegetables. But, how does a meat-free diet relate to cavity-free living? I began to wonder about the impact of vegetarianism on my oral health when my husband and I gave up meat for Lent this year. It seemed like we were eating more carbohydrates, but I couldn’t… Read more »