Category Archives: Community Outreach

Feeling anxious about coronavirus? Remember to reach out to fellow dentists

The past week has been one strange week. Many didn’t see this coming the way it did, and I doubt anyone expected state heads to take such measures to ensure public safety. I’m talking about COVID-19, and the toll it has taken on dentistry, but you probably guessed that already. It was late afternoon on March 19, when… Read More »

From laying asphalt to dentistry: My road to public health

It was another exciting day in the summer of 2011 working for the City of Oregon City Public Works laying asphalt, flagging traffic, crack sealing streets and any other various tasks assigned to us by the city. My dad had been an engineer for Oregon City, so during high school and college I had worked part-time for different… Read More »

Are dentists monsters?

Can you relate? You’re having a pleasant conversation with someone you just met. Then the question “And what do you do for a living?” Proudly, you respond, “I am a dentist and you?” Too often, the response can be “No offense, but I hate the dentist.” Depictions of dentists in popular culture have often been negative. Let’s face… Read More »

LGBTQ equality is on the rise; it’s time for dentistry to catch up

The week before starting dental school, I brought my partner along with my family, to my white coat ceremony. At the end of the event, while congratulating my parents, an administrator I had recently met pulled my dad aside and told him, “If you want your son to do well, tell him not to bring his ‘friend’ around… Read More »

New free benefit: Fluoridation resource

The ADA-published reference “Fluoridation Facts” is now available digitally at no cost for member dentists. The release stems from a 2019 House of Delegates action that approved the release, which presents the latest scientific research about community water fluoridation and talking points when encountering opposition to the program. Brought forward to the House of Delegates from the 1st… Read More »

New dentist committed to international humanitarianism

Kihei, Hawaii — Dr. Jesse Hollander has his own dental practice in Maui but still feels the need to escape paradise from time to time. The dentist, a 2012 graduate of the Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry, embarks frequently on international humanitarian trips with his wife, Dr. Erica Hollander, a pediatric dentist. It’s a tradition… Read More »