Category Archives: Just for Fun

In case you missed it: Most popular blog posts of 2020

The New Dentist Now blog made a small change at the start of 2020: Only publish articles by dentists for dentists, becoming a platform that allows mainly new dentists to share their experiences and insights. The shift has helped the blog grow its audience, with more than 206,000 page views (and counting) in 2020 — up from 183,000… Read More »

When thinking of what to be thankful for, dig a little deeper

There are times when expressing gratitude flows out of me like a waterfall, and other times when I feel squeezed out of the ability to be grateful like a dried-up sponge. Unfortunately, the ability to be grateful can be conditional, and 2020 has pushed us all to our limits. Growing up as a Christian we are taught to… Read More »

I am thankful for my ‘summer break’

From sports and research jobs during my undergraduate studies, externships during dental school and residency, and the joys of being a solo private practice owner, it’s been a while since I’ve had anything remotely close to a summer break, but it doesn’t stop me from asking most of my patients: “What are you doing this summer?” in the… Read More »

Despite tough year, there is a lot to be thankful for

I don’t think I’m alone in wondering where this year has gone? It seems like we were all ringing in 2020 with a toast and a renewed sense of hope that the trials of 2019 would be behind us and a fresh start was right around the corner. Then the absurdity of this year hit us all in… Read More »

Corgis and COVID-19: How our furry family members have helped us through 2020

The last six months have been, to put it lightly, a blender of panic, stress, confusion, worry, and many sleepless nights. From managing patients, coordinating team members, to (remotely) spending time with loved ones, we are all navigating through an unprecedented time for most of us. While there were many nights where that jar of Nutella seemed to… Read More »

Hermey the Elf, ADA bring holiday spirit to patient care resources

Hermey the Elf, who was named a D.D.G.—Dental Do Gooder—by the ADA in 2014, is back this holiday season to make improving oral health more festive. Hermey is featured in patient resources, including coloring pages and brushing charts available on “Hermey is a beloved character who embodies the spirit of the season,” said Dr. Chad P. Gehani,… Read More »