It’s Electric - Boogie Woogie, Woogie!
- Best electric toothbrush for battery life: Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart 9750 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush
- Best smart electric toothbrush: Oral-B iO Series 9 Electric Toothbrush
- Best travel electric toothbrush: Hum by Colgate Smart Electric Toothbrush Kit
- Best electric toothbrush with flossing bristles: Waterpik Sonic-Fusion Professional Flossing Toothbrush
- Best electric toothbrush with multiple cleaning modes: Oral-B Genius Pro 8000 Electronic Power Rechargeable Battery Electric Toothbrush
- Best budget electric toothbrush: Dnsly Sonic Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush
The Vaccine Has Arrived
Honestly, I never thought I’d see the day, nevertheless think it would happen before 2020 was over. This year has felt like 10 years wrapped up in one at this point and, in the words of Smash Mouth, the days started coming and they did NOT. Stop. Coming! But alas, the FDA has authorized approval of the SARS-COVID-19 vaccine for distribution and immediate administration. Starting Sunday night in a way that mimicked Santa and his elves, the vaccine began to be flown and shipped to every corner of the country, and the first doses were administered Monday morning. Most states have listed dentists among Tier 1-3 Healthcare workers slotted to receive the vaccine first, so if you’re wondering where you fall and how soon you can expect to get it, check here.
While your undergrad friends who majored in business and now work in FiDi are out making ‘adult moves’ with real jobs while you slave away in dental school, it’s easy to forget you’re an adult too. Even if you don’t have the income of your peers, you should still take steps to set yourself up well financially. Follow this column for tips and insights to help you get ahead, now.
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UNTOLD STORIES OF BOB & JEAN
Real patients, real stories, fake names.
Jean came in today with an old crown that fell off. She said, “[she] swallowed it over the weekend, but it passed through my digestive system and I pulled it out of my poop, doc.” Jean had already cleaned off any gross signs of feces thankfully, and was insistent that we cement it back on for her. I choked down my lunch, and advised her that if she really wanted to we could, but we’d need to verify the margins were still accurate…and put it through the ultrasonic. Prep was clean and crown was stable, but the distal and buccal margins were wide open. Jean was pissed because I told her I recommended we make a new crown, but I ended up cementing it as her temporary.
Those Colors Mean Something
Every. Time. I pick up a diamond bur and see a colored ring around it I’m like, “Ah yes…I learned about this in Fixed but don’t remember if this means it’s more coarse or more fine.” *G.V. Black rolls over in his grave.* Well the next time you’re unsure (like me) just remember this simple mnemonic: ‘Bill Gates Built Really Young Windows.’ This tells you the order of diamond burs from most coarse to most fine: Black, Green, Blue, Red, Yellow, White. Now hopefully the next time you’re prepping a crown or polishing a restoration you know which bur to grab.
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