Category Archives: Just for Fun

2017 10 Under 10 Winner: Leading Dentistry in 3D

“Commitment is doing the thing you said you would do long after the mood you said it in has left you.” For Dr. Gerald E. Davis II, leadership means commitment — and he demonstrates it in unmistakable fashion every day as the assistant dean of academic affairs and an assistant professor at the Meharry Medical College School of… Read More »

Getting to Know You: Dr. Brooke Fukuoka

Why dentistry? The freedom that I have to cater methods, treatments and materials to my unique patient needs keeps me on my feet and keeps me motivated to seek knowledge and study evidence-based dentistry. Why are you an ADA member? The ADA connects like-minded practitioners across the country. This type of support is very valuable for a new dentist. The… Read More »

Kids learn the tooth about oral health from dentist’s series of books

A moment of serendipity while in dental school helped Dr. Jeanette Courtad create a momentous project decades later to promote oral health among kids and expectant mothers— a book series called “Toothful Tales.” Now a dentist at Colorado School of Mines for two decades, Dr. Courtad was a freshman at University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry… Read More »

Dentistry is like a Taylor Swift concert..sort of

On a random Tuesday night this past May, I found myself sitting with 56,000 other people in CenturyLink stadium. This time, it wasn’t the 12th man I was sitting with. It was with 56,000 Swifties. Yes, we were at the Taylor Swift concert in Seattle. Surprisingly, it was one of the most unique experiences I’ve ever had. Thousands… Read More »

New Dentist Now blog post wins silver at EXCEL Awards

Washington — A multitude of ADA publications earned 17 EXCEL Awards from a trade group for association publishing, including a silver for guest blogger Dr. Joe Vaughn’s blog post “The dark days of dentistry.” Association Media & Publishing announced the EXCEL Awards June 25 during the 38th Annual EXCEL Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. The EXCEL Awards recognize… Read More »