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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 »

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 »