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Early Edition: December ASDA News

My advance copy of ASDA News came today in the mail. It’s a great issue packed with dental student news to last the holiday break. The lead story is about the $16 million grant set up by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to fund mid level provider models in 5 states across the U.S. This is… Read more »

Tell Us About Your Fundraiser!

Virginia Commonwealth dental students volunteered to host the first annual Miles for Smiles 5k this past October 2nd in Richmond, VA. Over $9,000 was raised and will go toward the Mission of Mercy (MOM) Projects. The money raised will go towards buying a new truck to store supplies for the MOM Projects as volunteers travel… Read more »

Minnesota ASDA: A Worthy Chapter E-Crush

I am thrilled to announce the beginning of a new feature on Mouthing Off: Chapter Website Shout Outs. So much great web work is going on at individual chapters, and it’s time we celebrate those results. Among several other chapter awards, The University of Minnesota was one of two website journalism award winners at Annual… Read more »

Cranberries and Gum Health

I was in charge of the cranberry sauce for my family’s Thanksgiving dinner. I’ve been making it the same way for about three years. The recipe is very simple, but calls for a cup of port and whole cinnamon sticks. An instant hit, I promise! But cranberries can be good for more than serving over… Read more »

What I’m Thankful For…

With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, I thought that I would take this opportunity to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving and briefly mention what it is I’m thankful for. With all the responsibilities, requirements, and stresses associated with dental school, it’s easy to lose sight of what it is that we are working so hard… Read more »

Case Western prof develops radiology iPhone app

When he realized that over half of his class of dental students used iPhones, radiology professor Dr. Wisam Al-Rawi decided to develop an app on craniofacial anatomy. The name of the app is iPanoramic and works by pinpointing key features on the skull. When a user clicks on the feature, a bubble with the name… Read more »

Should you tell your patients they’re obese?

DrBicuspid published an article this week on what’s stopping dentists from talking about obesity with their patients. According to a study in the Journal of the American Dental Association, dentists want to help their patients fight obesity but are nervous that this type of conversation will offend some patients. This has been a debate in… Read more »