Bringing yoga to the dental community

As dentists, we face unique mental, physical and emotional challenges each day. These challenges often create discord and imbalance in our bodies and minds, taking a toll on our health and wellbeing. Dr. Barrera Twisting our bodies to gain better visibility, sitting for long periods, and hunching over our computer keyboards can put a huge … Read more

Women who motivate me

March is Women’s History Month, which celebrates the many achievements and contributions that women have made to our society over the course of hundreds of years. International Women’s Day was also celebrated around the world earlier this month on March 8. Drs. Patel and Maranga I can easily name many recognizable women in present time … Read more

We want you: Seeing leadership through two female leaders’ lenses in honor of Women’s History Month (Part 2)

In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month this March, I’m sharing excerpts of interviews from two outstanding female leaders in dentistry who exhibit both authentic and transformational leadership qualities. Earlier this week, I interviewed Dr. Maxine Feinberg, the third woman to hold office of ADA president in 2014-15. Today, here’s an excerpt … Read more

We want you: Seeing leadership through two female leaders’ lenses in honor of Women’s History Month (Part 1)

This January I had the honor to contribute to the ADA’s Accelerator Series on how to cultivate leadership skills through mentoring and coaching.  As female applicants continue to increase in dentistry, the leadership representation of women still lags behind. Dr. Hung In Linda Whelan’s book “Women Lead the Way,” she talked about the “30% solution” … Read more

Making strides towards dental health equity

Dental health equity remains a pipe dream for many Americans. Dr. Al Sammarraie Those people who live in poverty, rural areas, and those in certain ethnic/racial minorities and gender typically experience higher barriers to care than most. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 10% of people living in rural America have … Read more

‘Life Interrupted’: Lessons learned on the importance of oral cancer screening, early detection and treatment

When I finished my oral and maxillofacial surgery residency, I started out as an associate in a multi-doctor group practice.  I was full of hopes and dreams: I tried to become a better dentist and surgeon by regularly attending seminars, courses and dental conventions.  I was planning on getting married and starting a family and … Read more