Summer 2016

The D List

150W_Origami tooth7×7 Inches

Size of a sheet of paper that can be folded into an origami tooth. For instructions, go to


Number of teeth lost over time by people in the U.S. with diabetes, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s twice the number lost by people without the disease.


Number of times we chew during an average meal, according to Swedish researchers.


Recommended age for the Calico Critters Country Dentist play set, which includes a reclining chair with spit sink, swiveling stool, tray, surgical mask, patient bib, toothbrushes and dental instruments. The dentist is a bunny.

$16.3 Billion

Predicted value of the worldwide medical ceramics market by 2020, according to the research firm MarketsandMarkets. Dental implants are the largest application of medical ceramics.


The ranking for orthodontist in U.S. News & World Report’s best jobs listing for 2016. Dentist was second.



Amount the United Kingdom’s National Health Service could save each year on dental treatments—the equivalent of 364,000 checkups—if all 12-year-olds across the U.K. chewed sugar-free gum after eating or drinking, according to the British Dental Journal.


Top Stories

21st Century DMD

Educating the next generation of dentists

A Collective Assault on Opioid Abuse

First-in-the-nation core competencies will give dental students strategies for fighting an epidemic

A Dentist Goes to Hollywood

Eric Weinstock is a ‘root canal guy’ who knows his way around a screenplay, with two movies set for release this year. Cue the burping pig. 

The Transformers

They helped the field of pediatric dentistry grow up

Big Brother, Little Brother

Their backgrounds couldn’t be more different, but they are friends for life

Editor's Picks

Wave of the Future

Baby boomers are reaching retirement. Is the profession prepared for millions more older patients?

A World of Good

New global initiative ensures service-learning trips are there for the long haul

Bringing Quidditch Down to Earth

Ethan Sturm, D17, is a wizard at promoting a sport inspired by fiction

Building a Health-Care Home

One patient, many providers— and a fresh approach to bringing it all together

Safety Gap

Shortcoming in protective eyewear spurs look at new standards