The ADA started with seven recognized specialties and has only added five specialties in the past 160 years. Three of the specialties, dental anesthesiology, oral medicine and orofacial pain, were recognized in the last three years. Ever wonder why more specialties aren’t recognized?
Match day is an exciting culmination of hard work and months of preparation for dental students across the country. As a GPR and AEGD applicant, I was excited to see which program on my list ranked me. The time came, I opened my email and, to my shock, I saw the dreaded, “We regret to inform you…”
One billion is a large number. It’s almost unfathomable to envision what one billion of anything looks like. Rest assured, this number can manifest itself in many ways. One unfortunate truth is that one billion toothbrushes are thrown away annually, finding themselves in our landfills, on the beaches of Central America, in forests of West Africa.
When most people hear my path to dentistry, they think that I’m a glutton for punishment, yet the truth is, I am actually just a normal girl who, like any 18-year-old at the time, didn’t quite know herself yet. The story starts with high-school Connie, who knew she was meant …
When I was a freshman in college, I thought I would go straight to dental school after graduation. However, as the semesters progressed, the notion of taking a gap year — or years — started to become a possibility.
Plumber’s tape is an affordable and convenient tool to use for anterior restorations. It can be used for Class IV composites or veneers. Unlike a thick mylar strip, plumber’s tape provides adequate room and visualization to contour the adjacent tooth. In this video, Stephanie Sadler shows the application of plumber’s tape on a typodont…
When I tell people I have a tattoo the first thing I see are widened eyes followed by shocked gasps. “What!” they exclaim “you have a tattoo? Where?”Their opinion of me automatically changes within those first few minutes after the revelation. I suddenly transform from the boring dental student to the rebellious night-crawler.
Tattoos have a long history since the first evidence of their existence dating back to 2000 B.C. in Ancient Egypt. In the past tattoos may have served as amulets, status symbols, declarations of love, signs of religious beliefs, adornments and even forms of punishment, today they are a common form of personal expression. But do they belong in dentistry?