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10 years of free advice!

Dianne Glasscoe wasn't counting, but when she sent me an email about an unrelated matter this week, she noted, "BTW, did you know this year marks 10 years that I have been writing for PennWell? I had my first article published by DE in Jan. '98 and RDH in Apr. '98. Time flies when you're having fun! :0)"

Amen to the fun part. We all like Dear Abby, don't we? Although the questions posed by dental professionals are not as goofy as the ones you read in the advice columns in the… Continue

Added by Mark Hartley on April 1, 2008 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Lollipops on Headline News

If you watched Headline News this morning, you probably noticed the teaser story about the dentist in California advising his patients to suck on a lollipop twice a day. The way the anchor said it made it sound like any ol' lollipop would prevent cavities.

Here's the background for that news story:

A lollipop for your oral health?

A University of California-Los Angeles researcher has become a candy entrepreneur. But there's a catch: he created herbal… Continue

Added by Mark Hartley on March 19, 2008 at 10:53am — 2 Comments

Why news in Dunn County matters to you

My favorite dental hygiene story of the day comes from the Dunn County News in Eau Claire region of Wisconsin. You should read it for yourself ( A local project received a grant of almost $70,000 so that a dental hygienist in the area can improve the access to care for the developmentally disabled.

This kind of thing is happening all over the country. So it's good that dental hygienists are delivering the goods… Continue

Added by Mark Hartley on March 18, 2008 at 1:10pm — No Comments

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