Improving team member engagement

Dentistry is a rewarding career despite some of its challenges. You have probably already thought about the ups and downs when choosing it as a career. Dr. Al Sammarraie Unfortunately,…

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Are antibiotics an effective way to prevent infection following tooth removal?

> Teeth that are affected by decay or gum disease or painful wisdom teeth are often removed by dentists. Tooth extraction is a surgical procedure that leaves a wound in…

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‘Like entering hell itself’: Battling the Riverside Fire as a volunteer firefighter

With the many hardships we are facing as a state, nation and world I think this new year, we should remember those who give so much to help others. If…

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Training opportunities: systematic reviews and related topics

> The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that face-to-face training in systematic review methodology has been largely postponed. However, there are some opportunities to get involved online! Cochrane has put together…

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U.S. Army Veteran Receives Much-Needed Dental Treatment

Robert is an elderly veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the National Guard as a soldier. Before joining the Army, he played for the Boston Patriots for a…

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Patient Success Story: New Jersey Patient Can’t Stop Smiling Thanks to DDS Volunteer

Ronald is a 59-year-old man living alone in Edison. He suffers from type II diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol. Ronald also had to have two and a half of his…

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Patient Success Story: Generous Volunteers Restore Illinois Veteran’s Dental Health

Roger is a 52-year-old veteran living in Herrin, Illinois. He served in the Navy as a paralegal in Japan for seven years, and then returned home to raise his son…

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DLN President Asks Volunteers to See ONE DDS Patient This Year

Happy New Year. While the lives and livelihoods of many of our volunteer dentists and labs were terribly impacted last year, I am amazed by the number of volunteers that…

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Join the Challenge to Support Veterans in Need

For many of our nation’s military veterans, comprehensive dental care is unattainable. Because of Congressional limitations, the Veterans Administration only provides dental treatment to a small fraction of veterans, leaving…

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DLN Success Story – Navy Veteran Receives a New Smile

Dental assistant Jenni, Tom and Dr. John Woell Tom is an elderly Army veteran who lives in Scott County with his wife of nearly 50 years. As a result of…

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