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Silencing the Dental Drill?

It’s a well known fact that the mere sound of the dental drill triggers many patients blood pressure to rise and anxiety to ensue. Some studies have shown that the high-pitched squeal of the drill is what prevents many patients from seeing their dentist. Well, some inventors may have the answer. Inspired by a luxury car… Read more »

ASDA News Preview: Zoo Dentistry

If you haven’t already, you should receive your copy of January ASDA News shortly. This is a great issue featuring a guest editorial from Dr. Jeff Dalin, co-founder of Give Kids a Smile, several interesting student columns, a terrific book review of “Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers”, and an intriguing article about a… Read more »

We’re Going to Disneyland!

ASDA’s 41st Annual Session is 8 weeks away. To be exact, it’s 48 days from today. If you’ve never been to Annual Session or you aren’t an ASDA member (join now!), you may be wondering what all the hype is about. Well, this year the meeting happens to be in Disneyland! Annual Session happens once… Read more »

“If The Bachelor ends up with me, I guarantee fun, romance, and healthy gums.”

Over the past month, dental students have been featured in some very high profile media stories. First, ASDA Vice-President Andrew Read-Fuller, UCLA ’11, was quoted on CNN.com after testifying before the FDA on the safety of dental amalgams. Then it came to our attention that a contestant on this season of ‘The Bachelor’ is a… Read more »

New Year, New School Bells

Forget jingle bells, 2011 will usher in new school bells for dental students across the country. By the time the summer heat is starting to fade and college football fever is picking up, three new dental schools will be opening their doors. August 2011 means the advent of the East Carolina University School of Dental… Read more »

Happy 1st Blogoversary to Mouthing Off!

Celebrating the New Year is an important tradition around the world. It’s an especially exciting milestone for Mouthing Off, which started exactly one year ago! Well over 100 posts have since been generated by a dozen-ish contributors. Their hard work and sharp wit have resulted in great entertainment and stimulating dialogue for 1,000s of visitors… Read more »