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Emeline Roberts Jones: The first practicing female dentist

When Emeline was 18 she married a dentist in 1854 who believed that women shouldn’t be dentists. Despite this, Emeline secretly began studying dentistry and she filled and extracted several hundred teeth until her husband finally allowed her to practice with him when she was 19. She became his partner at the age of 23 and took over the practice when he died in 1865. Emeline was made an honorary member of the National Dental Association in 1914.

The dental field is one of the best professions for those looking to have a sense of autonomy and flexibility in their career. However, although there has been a surge in the number of women in the field, there remain many barriers that prevent women from receiving the same opportunities and benefits that are readily available to men.


One of the primary concerns for women looking to work in dentistry is the lack of support and leniency given in the workplace after giving birth. Maternity leave has always been a topic of discussion in any work environment, yet little…

Have you ever gotten cold feet before going to your dental appointment? Or felt apprehensive the day before? If you’ve felt this way, don’t worry! You’re not alone. What you feel is a common emotion in patients known as dental anxiety, and there are multiple ways to help ease your fear during your appointment.

First off, what exactly is dental anxiety?

Dental Anxiety is a term often used to describe the stress and fear one feels before going to the dentist. Approximately 40% of the population experience these emotions when faced with the thought of visiting their dentist. There are…

The Sterilization Room is a space where the dental staff come in and out many times. With that being said, the sterilization room may have a possibility of overcrowding and this can cause problems with the team members bumping into each other that can risk damage and injury. Because of this reason, the sterilization room has to have the characteristics that ensure safety and quality. The size of the sterilization depends on the size of the office, quantity of treatment rooms, and the number of patients in the clinic. However, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that the…

If you’ve ever been to the dental office, you’ve most likely noticed that all employees are wearing some type of mask and other types of protective equipment. In most cases, you have also probably been asked to wear protective eyewear during your appointment. So, what is the purpose of all of this equipment?

What is PPE?

PPE stands for personal protective equipment and is primarily used to protect both the patient and employees from any possible disease transmission. Many viruses and bacteria can be transferred through airborne particles, blood, and skin to skin contact. To avoid this, PPE helps provide…

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically inserted into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the implant which creates a strong foundation for artificial teeth known as crowns.

Why dental implants?

Dental implants don’t affect or alter surrounding natural teeth as they are supported by bone only. Since dental implants are integrated into the bone structure, they are very stable and are able to prevent bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing. …

Congratulations! You have arrived at a new country with great opportunities and hope to pursue your passions. But it can certainly get overwhelming and challenging if you don’t receive the right guidance and support at every step. Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading to learn more!

  • Select the right career for yourself. Decide if you plan to pursue clinical dentistry or other facets of healthcare
  • Clinical dentistry would include but not be limited to, going to dental school to pursue a DMD/DDS (both are the same degree with different usage by different schools), and/or going to…

We have all heard of the horror stories about people having their wisdom teeth being removed. We have also seen many silly videos of the aftermath of the procedure. If you don’t have any wisdom teeth, count yourself lucky. 85% of people need to have their wisdom teeth extracted. There are many reasons as to why they need to be removed such as overcrowding, impaction, or sinus issues. Overcrowding can undo the effects of orthodontic treatments such as braces. Lack of space in the mouth can lead to impaction and misalignment. Impaction can lead to tooth decay, damage to oral…

When in high school, future dentists should start preparing for their career and should start to take classes based on their major. More and more students are applying to Dental School and competition is very tough. Below, is a short and simple guide on how to strengthen your application and prepare for the pre-dental route.

  • Science Courses

Future dentists should most definitely take as many science courses (preferably AP, IB, or DE) they can such as Biology, Chemistry, as well as math courses like Algebra and Calculus. …

Becoming a Dentist is never easy, and neither is becoming one of a certain speciality. A Prosthodontist is a Dental specialty that focuses on tooth replacement and restoration.

Step 1- Complete Undergrad and Receive a Bachelor’s Degree: Aspiring prosthodontists should complete prerequisite courses that are required by the dental schools they plan on applying to. Most pre-dental students will complete the Dental Admission Test (DAT) during undergrad after taking general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biology courses.

Step 2- Dental School: Receive a DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery): Dental school is a 3–4 year program where students complete coursework such as…

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