January 4, 1999 |
My new job offered excellent medical benefits with one hitch: no dental coverage until after the first year. Perhaps I could go without dental benefits for one year? It seemed a calculated risk worth taking, my husband and I thought. We were enrolled in my husband's medical plan, paying almost $100 a month out of pocket. It included dental coverage, but the monthly contribution took too big a bite out of our budget.
February 25, 1997 |
In a lawsuit that describes a Loma Linda University dental school postdoctoral program as a bastion of male sexism, a former student alleges that she was targeted with crude sexual remarks and behavior by other dentists--all men--before being dismissed from the program after complaining. Dr.
June 10, 1992 |
Loyola University said Monday that it will close its dental school, partly because Americans are not getting cavities the way they once did. Loyola President Raymond Baumhart said that state-supported schools with cheaper tuition are attracting more dental students from an increasingly smaller pool.
October 14, 1988 |
The myth that dentists tend to be insensitive to their patients' sensitivities dies hard--sustained, I'm sure, by generations of cartoons depicting practitioners in all manner of fiendish gyrations. But I hope it may provide some comfort to people to report that, by and large, dentists not only have a natural human sympathy for patients' feelings but dealing effectively with these feelings, assuaging patients' qualms, is an integral part of training in our leading dental schools.
October 26, 1987 |
When classes began this semester, Georgetown University's 86-year-old dental school had no freshmen. Next year, there will be no sophomores or freshmen. And in 1990, what once was the nation's largest private dental school will cease to exist.
February 11, 1986 |
You may not know it, but there's a battle being waged for your teeth. In Southern California and across the country, dentists are sending out small gifts, writing personal thank-you notes, publishing newsletters and updating their skills and their office decor as the struggle over the nation's teeth and gums becomes, well, a genteel tooth-and-nail battle for market share.
March 31, 1985
The Century Club, a support group for the USC School of Dentistry that previously pledged $400,000 for its library / learning center, has pledged an additional $1 million. Construction is scheduled to start 1987.