Category Archives: Just for Fun

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 »

9 habits of people who are always on time

Can’t make it to the office on time? Always late for the next appointment? Struggling to juggle family and a career? According to Real Simple magazine, here are nine simple habits from people who are always punctual that you can tweak or adopt to help you stay on time: When it’s time to get up, they get up.… Read More »

Plan to attend the New Dentist Reception at ADA 2014 — America’s Dental Meeting

New dentists seeking to connect with their peers and enjoy the big and bold Texas ambiance at the ADA 2014 — America’s Dental Meeting can attend the New Dentist Reception from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Lonesome Dove Room. Dentists who graduated from dental school less than 10 years ago and… Read More »

Consumers’ top online searches on dental treatment

According to ADA News, the terms “adult cleaning” and “root canal on a molar tooth” were the top two most frequently searched terms about dental services on FAIR Health, a website that provides cost information on medical and dental treatment. The top five dental services searched for in the first two quarters in 2014 were: 1.) adult cleaning… Read More »

WVU dental school’s ‘Cupcake Wars’ raises $700

Future new dentists found a creative way to raise money for their local community. Calling it “Cupcake Wars,” students at West Virginia University School of Dentistry hosted their first cupcake-baking contest July 12 to raise money for the Morgantown, West Virginia community. In all, more than $700 was raised for charity. “Cupcake wars was a fun and creative… Read More »

Great Idea for a New Dentist Activity with Sponsors — Fantasy Football

Each year the ADA New Dentist Committee recognizes those who have demonstrated a commitment to new dentists and dental students through their enthusiasm, volunteerism and dedication to the future of the profession. In 2014 the award for New Dentist Committee Outstanding Program Award of Excellence goes to the San Antonio District Dental Society Committee on the New Dentist.… Read More »