How many transgender dentists do you know? Is your answer greater than zero? My answer is exactly one and that person is myself. As a thought exercise, imagine you identify your dream career — and then consider what it would be like to pursue that same career without ever meeting …
Although we are taught that the Emancipation Proclamation freed the confederate slaves, history books often fail to mention that it took two and a half years for all enslaved African Americans to receive their freedom. Juneteenth is a day that not only commemorates the last day of slavery but also the beginning of reconstruction in the United States.
Ever since I can remember, I have been following in my father’s footsteps. When I was younger, that looked like “helping” him wash cars on a Saturday or watching a NASCAR race together on a Sunday after church. After high school, I followed in his footsteps by attending Clemson University, his alma mater. And what other profession would I have decided to set as my dream career other than his: dentistry!
Connecting with people from other backgrounds exposes us to unique ideas, perspectives and problem-solving abilities that encourage innovation and growth.
In dentistry, mindfulness about posture is career-saving. With the amount of strain we place on our necks and backs, it is vital to be aware of correct posture and how to maintain it. There are various ways to remind ourselves of this.
Moving to New Orleans to start dental school felt like traveling to a whole new world. The streets, the climate, the architecture, the people — everything was different. For a long time I felt out of my element, especially once dental school started.
While we were all spending more time in our homes, something incredible was happening to our planet. Organizations across the globe have been documenting the changes on earth since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.