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What Did I Do to Deserve These Cavities? (Or: the Sociology of Dentistry)

Galanty Miller | Posted 02.10.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Dentists aren't real doctors. That's not an insult. That doesn't mean dentists aren't important. But doctors deal with the health and care of body par...

Why Halloween Is Really a Scary Holiday: A Dentist's Perspective

Mark Burhenne | Posted 12.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Burhenne

If your children eat candy, make sure it's under a controlled environment. Have drinking water available to them (to buffer the huge hit of acids that ensue within minutes of candy consumption) and a toothbrush nearby (for the mandatory tooth brushing session within 20 minutes of the candy consumption).

A Dentist's View on Tackling the National Dental Health Crisis

Robert A. Faiella, D.M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert A. Faiella, D.M.D.

We've made great progress, with each generation enjoying better dental health than the one before, but there's still a dangerous divide between those with good dental health and those without.

Why I'm Still So Terrified Of The Dentist

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 05.01.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

Like most sane people, I'm terrified of the dentist. It's a reasonable fear. After all, dentists reach into your open mouth with pointed metal objects and jab around until you spit blood.

What To Study: The Highest Paying Careers (Slideshow)

Posted 07.06.2012 | College

If you want to a six-figure salary, then study medicine, engineering or business management. That's the short takeaway from a list of the 15 highes...

Why Is the Dentist so Darn Expensive ?

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 05.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

I see people who have little money to afford what they really need in terms of dental treatment. I see teeth getting pulled instead of getting a needed crown (which is almost always a mistake). And I hear this question more than any: "Just WHY is going to the dentist so expensive?"

Flawed: Consumer Review Sites for Dentists and Physicians

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 02.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

As a dentist, I have to say that online ratings for the medical fields are not very helpful.

Study Reveals Surprising Levels Of HIV Discrimination Among L.A. Dentists

Posted 12.01.2011 | Gay Voices

Three decades into the AIDS epidemic, many HIV-positive patients still face routine discrimination when accessing dental care, a new California-based ...

Need For Low-Cost Dental Care In Cook County Far Exceeds Services

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After losing her job and her health insurance two years ago, Jamila Lawrence was relieved to receive her Medicaid card. That is, until the Bronzeville...

My Doctor Says I'm Not Dead But I Want a Second Opinion

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

When I was growing up, my family relied upon a stable of health care professionals whose idiosyncrasies remain seared into my memory.

Sage Brushing: Dentists Name Their Favorite Eco-Toothpastes

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

In search of toothpastes that are hard on plaque but easy on the planet, I asked five high-profile dentists to name their favorite eco-friendly brands...

Doc Holliday: The Deadly Dentist

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Legendary Wild West gambler and gunfighter, friend of Wyatt Earp, and participant of the OK Corral Shootout. This very colorful, character started out his career as a dentist.

Children Restrained, Forced To Have Unnecessary Procedures

Colorado Springs Gazette | BRIAN NEWSOME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A federal investigation into a national dental chain with a clinic in Colorado Springs found that dentists were performing unnecessary root canals, ex...

States: Even After Boy's Death, Many Children Still Don't Get Medicaid Dental Care

AP | ANN SANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Two years after a 12-year-old Maryland boy died from an untreated tooth infection, low-income kids continue to face barriers to den...

Dentists Wary Of Salon Teeth-Whitening Treatments

AP | DESIREE HUNTER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — When Kelly Markos started offering teeth whitening in her upscale salon, she thought it would be a nice addition to her lineu...

This Is Your Dentist Visit On Drugs

The New York Times | Sarah Kershaw | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

What if you could forget you ever went to the dentist? What if the mask, the drill and the needle were mere blips in an incoherent dream and you could...