Category Archives: Advocacy

Pride 50th anniversary: Five ways you can be a better ally dentist

At 1:20 a.m. on June 28, 1969, eight policemen arrived at the Stonewall Inn and announced “Police! We’re taking the place!” At the time, police raids at gay bars were nothing new — for years, the police would overtake queer establishments to make arrests, extort money, and blackmail LGBTQ+ individuals seeking safe spaces, but this time was different.… Read More »

New dentists can change dentistry

Young people are the heart of society. They are the leaders and architect of the future in any field and the more important the field they lead, the higher their responsibilities are. There is no doubt that today’s dentistry does not look the same as it did 50 years ago, and our generation faces more challenges than previous… Read More »

It’s all about the patient

Living in a beautiful, historic city like Fredericksburg is a great experience. After 52 years as a practicing dentist, Dr. John Willhide continues to look for ways to provide the patient with a memorable experience at his dental office. “Being in the same place for so long allows me to build my reputation for providing the type of… Read More »

New dentist nominees sought for ADA 10 Under 10 Awards

The American Dental Association is seeking nominations through Dec. 31 to recognize 10 new dentists who are demonstrating excellence in their work and inspiring others. Winners of the third annual ADA 10 Under 10 Award will receive a $1,000 cash award and be recognized in various ADA publications and channels, including the ADA News and the New Dentist… Read More »

10 Under 10: Dr. Kadambari Rawal, a leader in geriatric dentistry

When Dr. Kadambari Rawal’s grandmother was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, dentists refused to see her. She was in her 80s, and dentists looked at her grandmother and decided she wasn’t worth the risk. This broke Dr. Rawal’s heart. She grew up close with her family, in Mumbai, with her grandparents always around helping and babysitting. “Even highly trained… Read More »

10 Under 10: Dr. Onika Patel

Dentist lobby day in Arizona usually falls on Valentine’s Day. Every year, Dr. Onika Patel and a handful of other dentists trek to the state capitol to press legislators on issues important to dentists. One year, she argued against a tax on medical devices. Another, against dental therapists. Another, for access to dentistry and benefits for pregnant women.… Read More »