Category Archives: After Dental School

ADA accepting applications for Investigators in Dental Informatics Award

The American Dental Association is accepting applications for the 2015 Robert H. Ahlstrom New Investigator Award, created to encourage interest in dental informatics standards among dental students, new dentists and dentists pursuing post-doctoral studies. Applications are due Feb. 1, 2015, and a recipient will be selected in May 2015. The recipient of the 2015 Robert H. Ahlstrom New… Read More »

ADA Council on Scientific Affairs extends application period for John W. Stanford New Investigator Award

The American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs is extending the application deadline for the 2014 John W. Stanford New Investigator Award to Oct. 31. Applications for the Stanford New Investigator Award are accepted annually from dental students or dentists who have earned their D.D.S. or D.M.D. degrees no more than five years prior to the time of… Read More »

In Zambia, new dentist volunteers to treat patients in a truck

Dr. Rachel Hymes had all the dental equipment she needed — two dental chairs, an air compressor, anesthesia and tools to perform extractions safely — inside a trailer on the back of a truck. She’d park the vehicle, the size of a large U-Haul truck, on the grounds of the Riverside Farm Institute in Kafue, Zambia and open… Read More »

Get Involved!

Decisions made today may be affecting new dentists and their patients for the next 30 to 40 years. New dentists everywhere are making their voices heard in the development of policies and programs through involvement in state and local new dentist committees. These committees advocate for the needs, interests and concerns of new dentists. Volunteer leaders help new… Read More »

Institute for Diversity in Leadership project extends dental care to Navajo Nation patients

While working at Tséhootsooi Medical Center, a hospital operated by the Navajo Nation in Fort Defiance, Arizona, Dr. Felicia Frizzell noticed a need: Patients in the Adolescent Care Unit, a psychiatric in-patient area for children ages 13-17, were not receiving basic dental check-up. “Patients in this unit are given a physical, their eyes and ears are checked, but… Read More »

New award to help develop young dental professionals in periodontology

Berlin — Straumann and botiss biomaterials announced Sept. 18 the creation of a new annual award to foster and encourage the development of young dental professionals in the field of periodontal care/dentistry. The Straumann/botiss biomaterials Young Periodontal Professional of the Year award will be worth 5,000 euros cash prize, along with travel to and participation at the bone… Read More »