Category Archives: Just for Fun

Kansas City dentist brings smiles, tears of joy on Netflix’s ‘Queer Eye’

Kansas City, Mo. — Deborah and Mary Jones, sisters and owners of Kansas City’s Jones Bar-B-Q, love to joke around and laugh. That was obvious from the first moments the duo was featured on  the third season of Netflix’s “Queer Eye.” It was also obvious that when Mary, aka “Shorty,” laughed or smiled, her hand almost instinctively went… Read More »

Getting to know you: Dr. Emily Mattingly

What kind of dentistry/specialty do you practice? I am a general dentist in a group family practice. I see mainly pediatric and adolescent patients in an area where we have a high volume of Medicaid patients. Where do you practice? I practice in rural north central Missouri in my hometown of Chillicothe, the “Home of Sliced Bread.” Why… 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 »

Top 8 most popular New Dentist Now blog posts of 2018

From tips on avoiding burnout and making your dental practice more green to lessons on motherhood and empowerment, here are eight of the year’s most read New Dentist Now posts just in case you missed them: 1. 5 reasons why you don’t suck at dentistry: Sometimes you might feel like you picked the wrong profession and that you’ll… Read More »

Hermey the Elf brings holiday cheer 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 will be featured in patient resources, including coloring pages and brushing charts available on MouthHealthy.org. “The holidays are a special time of year for all of our… Read More »

Getting to Know You: : Dr. Yige Zhao

Why dentistry?  My father is a dentist so I’ve always been exposed to the profession but throughout most of my life, I actually wanted to be anything but a dentist. I knew I wanted to go into the health profession, and I was extremely skilled with my hands since I was little. Dentistry ended up being the perfect… Read More »