Tag Archives: Dentistry

Is Dentistry a Science? – The Atlantic

In the early 2000s Terry Mitchell’s dentist retired. For a while, Mitchell, an electrician in his 50s, stopped seeking dental care altogether. But when one of his wisdom teeth began to ache, he started looking for someone new. An acquaintance recommended John Roger Lund, whose practice was a convenient 10-minute walk from Mitchell’s home, in… Read More »

Unsupervised dentistry: Dentist buddy-buddies, fixing 'gum decay,' and DIY ortho aligners—say what?! – Dentistry IQ

Dr. Stacey Simmons goes undercover, pretending to be a potential customer for a DIY orthodontics company. She shares snippets of her conversation (everything you need to know about “gum decay” and buddies!), as well as her take on unsupervised dentistry and what transpires when you strike out on your own to get orthodontics aligners and… Read More »

Fredericksburg Dentist, 81, Combines Old-Fashioned Customer Service With New Dentistry Approaches – NBC4 Washington

As a dentist, Dr. John Willhide combines old-fashioned customer service from the last century with the ever-changing technology of this one. His dental practice has continued to change and evolve during the 51 years he’s worked in Fredericksburg. Instead of shying away from new products and procedures as some others his age might do, Willhide… Read More »

The missing piece in telemedicine? Dentistry – FierceHealthcare

Telemedicine has gotten plenty of chatter when it comes to specialty and mental health care, but more providers should drill down on using it for oral health care, according to a new study.  The University of Rochester’s Eastman Institute for Oral Health piloted a teledentistry program that in 2014 extended into a partnership with Finger Lakes Community Health, a federally… Read More »