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Discussing eye health with optometrist Dr. Veth

eye healthI look at people’s eyes every day and no one is exactly the same. Sometimes the issues are subtle and sometimes they can be obvious enough you see them as they are walking to the exam room. The key to heading off serious issues is maintenance and regular eye exams. As future dentists you will tell your patients the same thing about dental visits and oral hygiene. I am going to try and touch on some of the key maintenance topics you can do to keep up your ocular health. I am doing this selfishly as I need my future dentists eyes to be working as optimally as possible.

An artistic use for toothbrushes

MarFor me and many of my classmates, it was our initial interest in the arts led us to eventually pursue dentistry. Whether it was handwritten calligraphy, playing musical instruments, photography, or even graphic design, being able to use our creative processes to better serve the oral health needs of our communities was a perfect match. Although our focus has shifted from the aesthetic to the esthetic, we are still able to build and create things for others using our hands. Art led us to dentistry, but sometimes we see the reverse – when science and dentistry become a source inspiration for artists. My curiosity one day led me to a Google search for “dentistry in art,” which yielded several rather interesting results: 17th and 18th century paintings of men surrounding a grimacing patient being treated, carvings of demons and spirits in teeth, and even pairs of shoes lined by human teeth. Yikes.

Six tips to shadowing success

Dentist and patient looking at x-rayMaybe you became interested in dentistry because your favorite holiday was your six-month check up. Maybe you skipped the Superman comics and saw your dentist as your super hero instead. Maybe your parents are dentists or you have a family friend that inspired you. Regardless of how you became interested in the dental field, getting into dental school starts with a passion of dentistry. Shadowing a dentist is not only a near universal requirement of dental school admission, but also a way to prove your passion and expand your unilateral vision of what the day-to-day life of a dentist looks like. Here are six steps to shadowing success.

Online banking tools to save you time and money

Mobile BankingIt has been over a year since we have visited the topic of online banking. As there are apps for this and apps for that, online and mobile banking have become a larger part of daily life. Will younger generations even know what a deposit slip is? Maybe not. As traditional banks charge fees and are normally less convenient for the busy student/worker/professional, many people are turning to online banking for their saving needs. Because the student of today is connected virtually to more than ever, online banking is a great option, especially if you are looking for a place to save money for longer periods of time. Read the full post for a list of online banking tools.