Who Run the World? Girls!
Beyonce sure wasn’t kidding when she said this. When 14 Bo$$ women dentists from different backgrounds gathered together, they were asked one big question: How can the ADA do more to support you? From there, the ADA Accelerator series was born. Created hand-in-hand with experts in wellness, business and more, these resources are just the start of bigger things. The ADA Accelerator Series is your hub for financial, leadership, and work/life balance tools to help you tackle current challenges and achieve your long-term goals. Check it out here!
Don’t Cause a ‘[Vac]Cine’
The CDC reported as of 9:00a.m. Saturday, the agency had distributed more than 13 million COVID-19 vaccine doses and administered 4.2 million vaccinations, according to Reuters. The totals reflect both the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines. Sure this is a far cry short of Operation Warp Speed’s goal to vaccinate 20 million Americans by 2020 year-end. But like I always said when I got my physiology grades back first year, at least I’m we’re trying right…right? Hopefully as states get their acts together and the federal government begins distributing more doses, we can see higher totals in the coming weeks. And importantly, more dentists and dental students included in such!
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.
HEYYY, MUST BE THE MONEY!
2021 is here, are you ready to get your finances back on track?! I know, same. I’m still trying to think about how to work off the endless carbs I consumed last week and hadn’t even begun to think about my finances…until that rent payment hit my account today. But to get you in the mindset for such, here are some must-do “money” resolutions for the New Year!
UNTOLD STORIES OF BOB & JEAN
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Can’t Resist This
If you’ve ever had a patient that requires antibiotic prophylaxis for dental treatment then you know your faculty LOVES to quiz you on it at the start of the appt. So here’s a tip to remember what kinds of antibiotic dosing your patient may require, via the mnemonic: Antibiotics Allow Clinical Clearance (AACC). The first line antibiotic will always be Amoxicillin, 2.0g PO. However, if your patient has a known penicillin allergy and is unable to take such then they will either take Azithromycin, 500mg PO or Cephalexin, 2.0g PO or Clindamycin, 600mg PO. These are adult dosages, thus if the patient is a child then the dosages are 50mg/kg, 15mg/kg, 50mg/kg, and 20mg/kg, respectively.
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