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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010
9:53 am
Dental care
Is there a way to make your child brush teeth regularly?

How to avoid cavities?

Where is the line?

Friday, May 1st, 2009
6:42 pm
Oral Thrush
I'm hoping someone here can help me since my medical insurance has a really high deductable and today I discovered that I have oral thrush.

1:  Is there a way to treat it without visiting my physican?
2:  I've read that brushing twice a day can help.  I admit that I only brush once when I'm home all day.  Will brushing and flossing twice a day help?
3:  I'm hearing mixed results for Listerine working.  Some websites recommend it, others don't.  Do you think Listerine would help treat it?

Sunday, March 8th, 2009
2:06 pm
Are amalgam fillings always black, grey, or silver?
Recently I learned about a type of fillings, amalgams, and that they have mercury in them.

That's crazy! Who thought it was a good idea to use a highly toxic heavy metal for dental fillings?!

So I starting worrying that I had some. I know a have several fillings, but I looked in the mirror and I can't see any black, grey, or silver. Does this mean that I have the non-toxic composite fillings or could amalgam fillings be tooth colored as well?

I also remember my dentist during some of my fillings would use the UV light gun thing, which I think is only used for the composite filling process?
Tuesday, February 10th, 2009
2:16 pm
A question
I heard about a study once that I thought maybe someone in this community might know about.

The study was mostly about defeatism. A group of people was shown pictures of a mouth with mild gingivitis or some other dental problem. These people started brushing their teeth more after seeing these pictures. The next group of people was shown worse pictures and that group brushed their teeth even more after seeing those pictures. The last group was shown horrifying pictures of mouths ravaged by disease. That group stopped brushing all together.

Have any of you heard of this study? I really don't think I made this up, but I'm having trouble finding it.
Wednesday, December 31st, 2008
12:52 am
carbamide peroxide on porcelain bridges?
Does anybody here happen to know how carbamide peroxide (commonly used to lighten teeth) affects porcelain bridges, if at all? I can't seem to find the answer anywhere.
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008
6:51 pm

hey guys, need some help with an assignment - can't seem to find any data regarding USA's budget for 2008 public dentistry?
i'm from australia, so i only know the basics about US's policy on Medicaid (and how >21yo its all private)... can anyone elaborate?

apologies for the dry subject. blame the school for it!

Thursday, June 19th, 2008
9:58 pm
Ordre des dentistes du Québec test?
Can someone who has sat the test from the Ordre des dentistes du Québec share his experience and recommend some useful links?
Thursday, May 15th, 2008
7:57 pm
xposted @ teeth_like_woah
Hey, I'm not too sure how active this community is, but I have a couple questions regarding dental school. I currently work in a dental office right now with my dentist whom I've known my entire life. I love it there and the people definitely know what they are doing, but I feel that they are a bit behind the times on the knowhow about dental school, employment & education needed, especially since one of the dental hygienist didn't even go to college!

I'm a freshman at a community college, but after another year I am planning on transferring and getting my bachelors in general biology at a 4 year school. Has anyone ever heard of someone getting their associates in dental assisting/dental hygiene first, then go transfer to the 4 year school to finish up 2-3 years, and then continue to dental school? I don't want to take out loans, and I feel by doing this I could be very self sufficient, as well as making progress even before I even get into dental school. And another thing, is general biology even specific enough? Should I do something more competitive like Bio chemistry?

Any help would be so much help! Thank you!

Current Mood: bouncy
Thursday, May 8th, 2008
7:29 pm
Wreb at Washington University.
Does anybody know any patient finding services or people who i can pay to find me patients for the WREB in Seattle? I am living in Cleveland, OH so it is hard to get patients for the exam.
If anyone could help, I would really appreciate it!!

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008
8:20 pm

Hello again.  I was hoping to see more comments to my last post.  The one person who responded didn't seem like a professional dental student.  I'd appreciate it a lot.  Thanks.

10:09 pm
Dental Assistant/Hygienist
Is there a difference?

I am a Freshman College student. I am transfering Colleges to become a Dental Assistant. I am wanting to know how do i go about becoming a Dental Assistant. I heard that sometimes the Dentists just train you there?
I am also thinking about getting my Dental Assistant Diploma.

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance!
Thursday, February 7th, 2008
3:26 pm
 Hi, I'm not a dental student, but I'm interested in the health of teeth.  I was wondering if and how anorexia would affect teeth.  Obviously bulemia would damage teeth because the person is purging.  And I read that dental students learn the signs of this.  But I was wondering about anorexia.
Wednesday, December 12th, 2007
4:20 pm
Graduations soon
Hey guys, I hear that graduations will be happening within a few months, congratulations to all of those getting out! While its exciting to finally be making some money, there is one more important step in your career path- finding a job.
Fortunately there are those who can help. There is a firm called Bruce Henry Associates who's main goal is to provide a win-win situation for job-seeking dentists and practice owners. The firm gets paid by the practice owner (who would like to retire, expand, or just have more help) to search for good dentists. So, dentists looking for a job need not to spend a dime, and the firm does all the hard work of matching them with a practice . Bruce Henry Associates has opportunities located all across the United States, many in places like Florida, New York, California, Nevada, and even Alaska. If you would like any more information call them at (954) 763-6966 or visit the website.

Good luck in school!
Sunday, December 2nd, 2007
9:00 am
im undergraduates,currently in 3rd year,in university science malaysia,
wanna share a little bit about my studies here~~
hmm..being a 3rd year student, we have to do our own partial denture, wargh..quite stressful,even though we already done our full full denture during our second year.
are you guys also do your own denture during your studies?~~or,is it just my university have been doing this??
Tuesday, November 6th, 2007
11:34 am
Saturday, October 20th, 2007
11:37 am
I got a root canal yesterday and I think my dentist completely fucked up my tooth. I am still in pain, can't use that side of my mouth, and my gums are swollen. It feels like it won't improve for some reason. I have a bad feeling about it. (I have had 2 other RC before and DO NOT remember pain afterwards)

Yesterday at the dentist I was laying in the chair and I actually kicked the light above me as a reflex I was in so much pain. Stupid guy didn't give enough novocaine to work on the tooth. It was horrible. Absolutely horrible. I almost got up and walked out.
As mentioned, I have had 2 root canals before this (many years ago) I never had enough money to post and crown the tooth, so eventually I had to extract it : (
Anyway, since I never got a post on the other tooth, is this how a post feels??? Is the swelling because of the post and I am just unaware this is how it is supposed to be? He literally jammed the post in there, my head was pressed up against his chest so he could push the post in.
I am very scared I have made the tooth worse by going to this dentist.
Friday, September 28th, 2007
2:22 pm
I just had some fillings put in yesterday. They're the tooth-colored kind, and none of them were very deep. And then I was eating a bagel this morning, and something came out of my tooth. I think it was just some chewed up bagel, but could the filling have come out? It doesn't hurt or anything, but I can't tell because the filling is tooth colored! Would I know if I swallowed the filling? Should I stop worrying? I don't want to have to go back to the dentists only for them to tell me that I'm an idiot and the filling was there the whole time and I'm just paranoid. I just didn't know if it was possible that since the filling is new, it could have come out when I was chewing...

Saturday, September 8th, 2007
8:49 pm
please help :\
I've been researching and researching for anything that i might be able to do that isn't as expensive as what my dentist is talking about doing. I have horrible teeth, i'm not sure what all i wrong but i do know that i have a horrible open bite, along with very crowded teeth. My dentist said about taking out two teeth on each side then putting braces on. I was hoping i woulnd't have to do that because he said the braces would be around 3,500-4,000 dollars. Someone told me to get the whole top pulled and get a top denture. I am only 20 years old. But i don't know what to do. Someone also said that dental schools sometimes do free work. But i can't find many in PA, unless I'm not looking in the right spots. I have included pictures if ANYONE can give me ANY SORT of advice. Please help me, its very hard to eat like this sometimes since my mouth is so open i can't even bite into a sandwich!

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Monday, February 26th, 2007
9:35 pm
Greetings! My name is Daniel Hansen and I am a Psychology major at the University of Houston. I am posting at this community to inquire whether any dental hygienists would be interested in participating in a survey regarding the functions and duties of their occupation. There are 16 questions total, and the only requirement is that you are employeed as a dental hygienist in some capacity.

There is a deadline of FRIDAY, MARCH 2ND to participate. If you are interested, please contact me through Live Journal or e-mail me at dshansen@UH.edu. Thank you for your time and interest and I look forward to hearing from some of you soon!
Thursday, February 22nd, 2007
9:31 am
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