Eve Lofthus

Chapter spotlight: Iowa

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The ASDA chapter at Iowa is an auto-enroll school with 100% market share. This outstanding chapter holds a wide range of events each year offering each member something interesting. Social events, philanthropic drives, fundraising and lunch and learns—Iowa has it all! Read on for the rest of this chapter spotlight…

Could coconut oil help stop tooth decay?

In September, scientists from the Athlone Institute of Technology presented research that showed enzyme-treated coconut oil inhibits the growth of the Streptococcus bacterium in the oral cavity. Coconut oil has been experiencing a recent popularity surge–but this discovery suggests that we may start to see this product being incorporated into dental products in the future…. Read more »

Member Monday: Missouri summer research scholars

Exciting research is alive in the hallways, classrooms and laboratories at the University of Missouri School of Dentistry. First year dental students have the opportunity to apply to a prestigious summer internship, working with faculty on various dental research topics. I caught up with a few of these gifted students to find out the inside… Read more »

Money Monday: win a scholarship to attend the AACD conference in Seattle

Calling all dental students interested in cosmetic dentistry! The  American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) is offering a few lucky students the opportunity to attend the  annual conference on full scholarship. The APEX award includes registration, airfare, four nights hotel accommodations and one year membership to the AACD. The 29th annual AACD conference will be… Read more »

Finals week is just around the corner

May is here. For most dental students, that special time of year has finally arrived. Yes, finals week is upon us. Finals week is special for dental students, uniting us with a sense of hubris gained after such an accomplishment. We each must prevail over 500 PowerPoint slides in preparation for a 50-question exam. Then… Read more »