With dental schools’ semesters coming to a close and most states beginning to slowly reopen, it is beginning to feel like summer across the United States. However, without vacations and with COVID-19 concerns, this summer looks a lot different. For many, it will mean more pool days and summer nights …
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!
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.
Those who say Kris Jenner is the hardest working mother in America haven’t met my mom. Throughout my childhood, she worked five nine-hour days a week while leading my parents’ practice, and her “boss lady” cap didn’t come off when she came through the door at home.
Before I started dental school, I asked one of my dentistry mentors what she thought my biggest challenge would be. “Time,” she answered. But I wasn’t worried. I had a busy husband, three kids involved in sports and community groups, and a small business.
Everyone wants to be proud of their smile. Unfortunately, many communities across the United States lack access to oral health care, often due to social or economic challenges. One such group is the LGBTQ+ population. On June 22, dental students and faculty from the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta …
Many are familiar with the adage: “Cheap, fast or good … you can only pick two.” However, a fourth term is creeping into the conversation: natural. From juice cleanses to raw water, many American products are being marketed as chemical-free, untreated or pure. Dentistry, of course, has not been immune to these influences. Two of the most popular trends among patients are charcoal toothpaste and oil pulling. While it is easy to jump to conclusions regarding the safety and efficacy of these techniques, one must consider whether there is science supporting their use.