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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 »

The Wall Street Journal on Ortho

Yesterday, The Wall Street Journal published an article on orthodontics for young kids. Parents of 7-10 year-olds were interviewed about their kids getting braces at such a young age. Although this development may not be news to you, read the article to check out what the public is talking about. Featured in the Health &… Read more »

Dental Holiday Gifts: Awesome or Awkward?

I’m starting to plan out my upcoming holiday shopping. It may seem ridiculously early to bring this up, but I’m not the only one thinking about it! It’s much easier for me to decide on specific gifts once I’ve set a general budget – especially since that budget isn’t huge. Graduate students are not usually… Read more »

ASDA Recruitment 101

Dr. Chris Salierno, past ASDA president, spoke at the 2010 Western Regional Meeting about introductions and recruitment. There is an art to recruiting members to your ASDA chapter, and Dr. Salierno is here to help. Watch the video and learn how to introduce yourself in a professional manner and tap into members who have potential… Read more »

Licensure Policy Shaken Up in California

Last month the state of California signed into law the nation’s first portfolio based licensure examination.  The Dental Board of California along with the California Dental Association and all six California dental schools sponsored the bill, which was signed into law September 29th by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Once adopted, scheduled to take place in one… Read more »

An ASDA World

At each regional meeting, the district trustees from the region work with a member of the executive committee, as well as the speaker of the house to plan and execute the meeting. The planning committee for the Western Regional Meeting has a flare for the dramatic. Spearheaded by Speaker of the House Ryan Dulde, the… Read more »