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5 Things You Didn't Know About Cavities

Andrew Swiatowicz | Posted 09.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrew Swiatowicz

I always teach my patients that their first line of defense against cavities -- or, as we call them, dental caries -- is prevention. But despite our best efforts, some of us -- myself included! -- have had to see a dentist to treat a cavity. Here are five things you never knew about cavities. Some of these might surprise you.

Hiring Guru: Karl Jobst, DDS - Smile in the Interview

David Jensen | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
David Jensen

Karl Jobst, DDS is the owner of the trusted, successful Grand Lake Dental in Grove, OK. Dr. Jobst grew up a small-town, all American farm boy, who d...

Dallas Dentist Murdered

Dr. Misee Harris | Posted 09.04.2015 | Crime
Dr. Misee Harris

Dr. Kendra Hatcher, a University of Kentucky College of Dentistry graduate, was murdered by an unidentified gunman in Dallas, TX on Wednesday.

Clayton Campbell, 'Wild Kingdom' at Coagula Curatorial

Lisa Derrick | Posted 08.11.2015 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

In Wild Kingdom, Campbell shows that as individuals, our dependency on technology blinds us to precipices and predators, to each other. We are living vicariously when we look at a diorama; we live vicariously -- and allow others to live vicariously -- through social media.

Imagine If Cecil Were a Human

David Sable | Posted 08.10.2015 | Impact
David Sable

We don't have to imagine, the proof is pretty clear.... "In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight...wimoweh...wimoweh...AHHHH EEEE...

More-On: The Lion Dentist

Bernie Shine | Posted 08.06.2015 | Green
Bernie Shine

I may have misspelled a couple of words in that headline, but the pronunciation is correct.

Never Mind Waldo - Where's Walter? The Hunter Is Hunted

Bernie Shine | Posted 07.31.2015 | Green
Bernie Shine

How could a brave big game hunter be so afraid to show up and address the media and his critics? Are you trembling at the thought of facing those children leaving toy animals at the doorstep of your dental office?

The Identification of Josef Mengele

ADST | Posted 07.31.2015 | World

Stephen F. Dachi was a consular officer who was born in Hungary in 1933. His parents both died when he was three years old, leaving him in the care of his grandparents, who lived in Romania.

A Tribute to the King of the Jungle and to the King of the Dental Office

Bernie Shine | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
Bernie Shine

By all accounts, Cecil the Lion was a curious and gentle animal who often approached tourists who loved photographing him. He was truly magnificent -- a calm and confident animal living in peace among his pride. Kills like this are thefts.

Minnesota Dentist Kills Beloved Lion

Bernie Shine | Posted 07.29.2015 | Green
Bernie Shine

Walter James Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota, is accused of killing, beheading and skinning a beloved 13-year-old lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe. This lion was a local favorite and was often photographed standing, reclining or playing.

8 Things Your Mouth Reveals About Your Health | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 07.29.2015 | OWN

1. What your dentist is seeing: Or in this case, smelling. You've got funky breath. What it could mean: The most likely causes of less-than...

Not Going to the Dentist Is Not an Option

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Ashley Wren Collins

Regular dental check-ups tend to fall off the to do list of many an adult. But good dental health is not only about the whiteness of your smile, the pink of your gums and the freshness of your breath, but also about your overall health.

Sexual Frontiers: A Dental Story

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 06.04.2015 | Los Angeles
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

Don't you just love it when dentists ask you questions while they have your mouth crammed full of sharp instruments?

Mother's Day Gift Suggestion -- A Trip to the Dentist

Elizabeth Taylor | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Elizabeth Taylor

States should recognize that providing comprehensive dental care is in the best interests of both mother and infant, and advocates should work to educate people about their coverage options. On this Mother's Day, let us acknowledge that the life of a healthy child starts with a healthy mother. Let's give mothers and children a Mother's Day gift of health, including healthy teeth.

The Wisdom Ritual

Pia de Jong | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Pia de Jong

-- Illustration by Eliane Gerrits The dentist glances at my son's annual X-rays and then, without looking, plucks a business card from a tall stack ...

Customer Gives Mega Tip So Single Dad Can Get Dental Work, Reason To Smile

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.12.2015 | Good News

A waiter found himself completely transformed after a generous tip. For years, Brian Maixner, a waiter at the Doo-Dah Diner in Wichita, Kansas, ha...

Is It Safe?

Rich Siegel | Posted 05.03.2015 | Comedy
Rich Siegel

Years ago, I had my wisdom teeth removed. And under some mild anesthesia and ample Vicoden, it was a rather pleasant experience. But Dr. Mengele wanted to extract the tooth right then and there, using nothing more than Novocaine and some semi-rusty pliers.

Business Gains Are Doubled When They're Done With Love

Corey Blake | Posted 04.10.2015 | Business
Corey Blake

If you're focused on the profit of your work, things are only good when there's a profit. But, if you're passionate about the purpose of your work, you can always look in the mirror and be proud of your day.

The Inside Story

Jerry Zezima | Posted 03.24.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

If there is one kind of doctor I could never be, it's a gastroenterologist. Aside from the fact that I'm a gasbag, the reason is simple: When it comes to invasive medical procedures that involve the exploration of cavities not treated by a dentist, I don't know which end is up.

Birthday Wishes From Your Dentist

Sarah Sweeney | Posted 02.08.2015 | Comedy
Sarah Sweeney

Today is my birthday and I received this email from a dentist I went to once: There are so many things wrong with this greeting. Granted, yes, it i...

Practice Drill

Marcia Liss | Posted 01.14.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


A Guide to Finding Affordable Dental Care

Jim T. Miller | Posted 12.29.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Finding affordable dental care can be challenging for seniors living on a tight budget. Most retirees lose their dental insurance after leaving the workplace. While there's no one solution to affordable dental car, there are a number of options that can help cut your costs.

The 6 Biggest Dental Problems For People Over 50

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Andrea Atkins | Posted 09.28.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Smile! There’s good news from the world of dentistry: Older American are keeping their teeth longer than ever befor...

Civil Rights and Social Media Made Me Resign From My Job

Dr. Misee Harris | Posted 11.23.2014 | Black Voices
Dr. Misee Harris

I am part of Black America; I was born into it by virtue of the color of my skin. No matter where I am in my life, that part of me will always be my first identifier.

Dental Insurance Questions Debunked By a Dentist

Alina Lukashevsky DDS | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Alina Lukashevsky DDS

Innovation in technology and advancements in the quality of dental materials have made it easier than ever to achieve desired cosmetic results. Using dental insurance can help cut down on costs, but it is important to know how the different plans work in order to get the most out of having insurance.