Why we started the YouTube channel ‘Between Two Teeth’

“Hi all. I’m Stephy Steph and this is Bobby and together we are…BETWEEN TWO TEETH!” This is a common intro to our not-so-common YouTube channel called “Between Two Teeth.” This channel has served a multitude of functions and continues to be a space/medium to unpack some of life’s toughest questions. My partner, co-creator and co-host is Dr. Robert… Read More »

The ethical dilemma of infectious disease disclosure for dentists

In July 1990, the Florida Department of Health reported a possible transmission of HIV from a dentist to five of his patients.1 Though it was unclear if actual transmission of the virus actually occurred, this incidence caused much controversy and worry within dental community.2,3 At the time, health care providers were to follow the CDC’s “Recommendations for Preventing… Read More »

Five strategies to prevent burnout as a dentist

Have you ever found yourself lacking the energy to do activities you once enjoyed, snapping at loved ones, or feeling a flood of dread when your alarm goes off on a work day? You may be experiencing signs of chronic stress, which when unmanaged, can lead to burnout. Research shows that burnout is on the rise for healthcare… Read More »

My journey into full-time academia: Why so soon?

“Did you always know that you wanted to teach?” This is a question that I’m asked very frequently, and my answer is probably like many of my colleagues: “Absolutely, not!” When I entered dental school, my goal was to return home to Memphis, Tennessee, after graduation and practice general dentistry. Little did I know, my career would take… Read More »

Still the new dentist

Each year in general dentistry has taught me something about myself and this profession. As I prepare to go into a yearlong special-care residency program in June, I am looking back on everything I have learned in the last four years as a general dentist. The first year of dentistry taught me about treatment planning…that I could no… Read More »

Dentist shares personal story in advocating for Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act

Editor’s note: The American Dental Association is proud to announce that the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act (ELSA), H.R. 1916, the week of April 4. The ADA has been lobbying this issue for years alongside our colleagues at the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) as well as many other… Read More »