A common trait of dentists and members of the U.S. Armed Forces is the desire to serve their community and country. Both want to improve the lives of society at large. Both sacrifice their time, energy, and resources to become proficient in their respective field.
The technology we use in the dental field is evolving and changing every day. One such technology is WebCeph, an online-based orthodontic diagnostic platform for dental clinicians.
In 2019, data collected by the Migration Policy Institute showed that 20.7 million immigrants in the United States had limited English proficiency (LEP). Yet, despite government mandates, only 68.8% of hospitals offer language services to their patients.
Only 19% of surgeons in the United States are women, while the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is made up of only 8% of active female members. The Women in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Symposium brings women in OMFS together.
As the pandemic continues to affect all of us and our lifestyles, the usage of teledentistry (TD) has increased. Compared to the beginning of the pandemic, when many dentists in private practice closed offices out of necessity, now more practitioners are offering the service as an adjunct to in-office visits.
I had the easy path into dentistry. Growing up with a family full of dentists and relatives working in the field of dentistry, it was easy to get an inside view of the profession and learn early on that it appealed to me.
A small fish in a big pond — that’s what I felt like. Despite being so excited to attend UCLA, I couldn’t help but feel lost in a crowd of highly accomplished people and plagued by a mild case of imposter syndrome. But your college experience is what you make out of it, and I was determined to live out my undergraduate years to its fullest potential.