Senior year of high school, the glory year of being at the top of the social food chain, a 17-year-old Adam Berry was playing the most sacred sport in South Dakota: ice hockey. Berry, a varsity player, was looking to score a winning goal at a home game. The crowd was cheering, the ice sleek, the players racing down the rink.
2020 presented many new challenges for practicing dentists as they were forced to enact new procedures and grapple with unprecedented change presented by a global pandemic. In addition, dental offices nationwide had to deal with another challenge: complying with the new amalgam separator law.
Smoking causes a variety of health problems, including oral health problems such as oropharyngeal cancers, periodontal disease, gingival recession, caries and tooth staining. Dentists play a critical role in screening for these diseases that stem from tobacco use and are well-trained to help their patients discuss and develop a plan to stop smoking and tobacco use.
Your ASDA chapter can earn up to $500 just by getting the class of 2021 to complete their “Level Up” ADA membership application.
According to the World Health Organization, each year there are roughly 657,000 new cases of oropharyngeal and oral cavity cancers worldwide, leading to about 330,000 deaths every year.
Dr. Sophia Saeed is the associate dean for patient care and professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry. She graduated from Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 2007, and then completed her general practice residency and hospital dentistry practice at the University of California, San Francisco in 2008.
Team building is essential during dental school. Building a cohesive unit that recognizes and is perceptive of each other’s strengths and weaknesses allows a team to successfully move forward, while performing at a high level.