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[UPDATE] FDA tobacco labeling law(suit)

In June we blogged about the new tobacco labels mandated by the FDA. The nine labels feature medical and emotional risks involved in smoking, including a graphic photo of oral cancer. Now, several large tobacco companies have filed a joint lawsuit against the FDA calling the new law unconstitutional and in violation of the first… Read more »

“David after dentist” on Tosh.0

You probably remember YouTube star “David After Dentist.” We’ve blogged about him before, but now the viral child star has landed a web redemption on Tosh.0. Enjoy the video below (if you’re reading this in your email, you may have to click the link to the webpage to view the video player). ~Kim Schneider, communications… Read more »

ASDA Externs Tell All

Each summer, ASDA hosts two dental students for a 4 week externship in the central office. This year’s externs Eddie Wysocki and Allison Ferris (both from Tufts) just wrapped up their Chicago stay last week. We miss them already but they left us with lots of feedback and ideas to work from. Watch the video… Read more »

Light your ASDA Fever at Regionals

As the class of 2015 filed anxiously into their first day of orientation at Buffalo, it struck me that another summer is winding down. This is the time for first year dental students to ask every question on their minds – from gross anatomy study tips to ways they can become involved. It reminds me… Read more »

The Journey

The summer before my senior year of college I took a film and literature course in journeys. We watched and read about 20 different stories from people of all walks of life, each embarking on different paths which crossed through fantasy, fame and even destitution. That summer, I was also starting out on a great… Read more »

Dental Student Ironman

On June 26, 2011 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, David Welch, a dental student at UCLA officially became an Ironman. For those who are unfamiliar with an Ironman triathlon, it is a 2.4 mile swim, followed by a 112 mile bike ride, and topped off with a full marathon, 26.2 miles. To earn the title of… Read more »