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America’s Dental Meeting is for Students Too!

The majority of my days consist of calling patients, monitoring requirements to ensure I graduate, and studying for whatever exam is coming up in my didactic courses. Occasionally, I have the chance to attend various meetings for the American Student Dental Association, the Houston Academy of General Dentistry and Greater Houston Dental Society. Every one…

Why Every Dental Student Should Study Sleep Apnea

In my childhood home, my parents’ room was roughly 20 feet from my bedroom. Every night, my parents’ left our bedrooms doors cracked for safety reasons. Since I’m a dinosaur for dental student standards at the old age of 28, my parents didn’t have intense monitoring systems so their old fashioned ears were the way…

Eco-Friendly Dentistry

I went to undergraduate school in Austin, TX, also known as the best city in the best state in the USA. There’s nothing quite like living your four most formative years in the “Live Music Capital of the World”. When I wasn’t in class studying hard to get into dental school, I spent many hours…

New Perspective on Dentistry

My name is Katie Sowa and today was the worst day of dental school ever. Who am I kidding? I say this statement once a week. This is usually after patients do not show after confirming their appointments or when I can’t separate hard rock from a custom tray Aquasil impression. Days like this I…

Oral Cancer Screenings

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), oral cancer screenings should be performed routinely at every patient visit. Extraorally, lymph nodes should be palpated for abnormalities and the skin should be examined. Intraorally, the most common locations for oral cancer include the ventral and lateral surfaces of the tongue, the floor of the mouth and…

5 Exciting New Dental Products from The Chicago Midwinter Meeting

As a soon to be DMD, the number of dental products out there is overwhelming. We have maybe one to two brands of each material type in dental school and beyond those, things grow fuzzy. I can’t really tell you what my favorite impression material is or my favorite brand of composite, but I can…

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