Gratitude: A gift to happiness

It’s almost the end of 2021 and a new year will soon begin. Looking back this past year, there’s so much that has happened. Specifically, in my life, I am

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Dental school: If I could do it all over again

I might be branding myself as a super-nerd here, but I love school. So much so that I switched paths in dentistry to be in academia full-time, fulfilling my dream

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Business side of dentistry: 7 things to consider for when opening your first practice

Editor’s note: This is the 12th article in a series exploring the business aspects of the dental profession, from starting a practice and marketing to hiring staff and finances. Decided

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Looking for ways to increase access to care? Consider GKAS

The ADA’s Give Kids A Smile program has been my gateway into public health as well as an avenue to leadership within the ADA. Like many others, I first learned

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The medicine and dentistry divide in cancer care

We have a problem. There is a troubling gap between the medical and dental communities when it comes to cancer care. As a result, health care providers and their patients

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Are Permanent Retainers the Right Choice for You?

Retainers are appliances you should wear once you remove your braces. They are either permanent or removable.  A permanent or fixed retainer is, basically, a piece of metal wire attached

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Hydroxyapatite Vs. Fluoride: How Do They Compare?

Dentists have recommended fluoride toothpaste for stronger cavity-resistant teeth for decades.1 It is still considered the “gold standard” in dental schools, despite its safety concerns. But there’s a new ingredient

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Business side of dentistry: Golden rules of marketing

Editor’s note: This is the tenth article in a series exploring the business aspects of the dental profession, from starting a practice and marketing to hiring staff and finances. Dr.

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