Category Archives: Community Outreach

Early detection is key for treating aggressive cancers

The importance of having routine dental checkups could never be truer for a young patient in Washington state. Last year, Dr. Harlyn Susarla, was examining 4-year-old Hunter Jones who she noticed had several loose teeth, which was early for her age. After taking bite wing X-rays, Dr. Susarla had a conversation with Hunter’s mother Kara, about doing additional… Read More »

Making a difference through synergy

People frequently ask me why I am so active in my involvement with the state dental association. It’s a good question. I don’t get paid for it, and it takes a lot of time out of my schedule, something that is tough when you are a new dentist. However, the ultimate answer is best told through an experience… Read More »

Social media management for your dental practice: Who’s in charge?

Who’s managing your social media presence? As practices launch or expand their social media marketing — whether on Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat — someone needs to be in charge and accountable. In some cases, practices may have multiple team members handling the responsibility or they may outsource. If you are managing or intend to manage social media internally,… Read More »

Dentists with huge hearts on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day can be one of those holidays many people celebrate with elaborate dinners, chocolates and finding special ways to show love and affection for others. Dr. Theodore Siegel loves the way he spends Cupid’s favorite holiday. Fourteen years ago, he decided one of the best things he could do as a dentist was to help people who… Read More »

Become a ‘Smile Builder’ to celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month

What does it take to build a healthy smile? Now’s the time to get your free National Children’s Dental Health Month posters, activity sheets and other resources featuring the Smile Builders! This year’s poster and activity sheets, designed by art students at Columbia College Chicago, remind children to “brush and clean in between to build a healthy smile.”… Read More »

Apply for 2019 NHSC Loan Repayment Program

The National Health Service Corps is seeking clinicians, including dentists and dental hygienists, who want to serve the nation’s underserved rural, urban and tribal communities. The NHSC Loan Repayment Program (NHSC LRP) offers licensed primary care clinicians in eligible disciplines the opportunity to receive loan repayment up to $50,000. In exchange, participants serve for at least two years… Read More »