Orthodontist Receives Teaching Award from UNC-Chapel Hill

H. Garland Hershey, Jr, DDS, a professor in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, was among nine of the school’s faculty members to become the first recipients of the Dean’s

Austin Orthodontist Helps Homeless Man Find a Home

According to an article in the Austin American-Statesman, for the first time in a year, formerly homeless Jimmy Northen has a home, thanks to Austin orthodontist Barry Rouch, DDS, his staff, and patients, who raised $8,000 to buy a gently used 2002

PCSO Announces Management Change

With the retirement of PCSO Executive Director Phillip Rollins this month, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists offices will be moved to the AAO headquarters in St Louis. In September, the PCSO Board of Directors selected Jill Nowak and the

AOA Will Kick off the New Year with a Discount

The Academy of Orthodontic Assisting (AOA) is offering a "Getting Started" discount for the month of January 2008. The discount is 10% off all new office and individual subscriptions-as well as textbook orders-when you refer a

Handle for Small Objects

Pulpdent Corp introduces Pic-n-Stic, a novel product that consists of a 2-inch-long plastic stick with an adhesive pad on the end. These disposable sticks act as small handles for picking up small objects that are difficult to


Vision USA introduces its new LED Megaview Loupe, which is available with three bright red lights. According to the company, the bulbs never need to be changed. The loupe allows peripheral vision and has interchangeable lenses that flip up when no

New Rule Requires Wrestlers with Braces to Wear Mouthguards

One of two new bylaws added to the National Federation of High Schools’ wrestling rulebook, Rule 4-2-5, requires that wrestlers with braces or any other orthodontic devices wear tooth and mouth protectors during matches. Orthodontists can help by