The phone is ringing and the e-mails are stacking up in my
inbox: "Do you know about this? What's the deal?"
The reason for all this alarm, or in some cases, wry amusement? A
play entitled "Dental Society
Midwinter Meeting," which debuted last week at the Chicago
Dramatists and was reviewed today in both the city's major
Disclaimer: the play has no relationship to the Chicago
Dental Society or the society's annual Midwinter
The play follows the behind-the-scenes
shenanigans of the North Shore Regional Dental Society as they get
together for their annual Midwinter Meeting. Romantic
entanglements, questionable professional ethics and scandal rule
The reviews so far have been mixed. Chicago Tribune critic
Chris Jones gives the show a
middling review, concluding "If everybody could dial the
over-the-top sketch-humor back and reacquaint themselves with more
prosaic dental realities, this show could find some gold under that
But Sun-Times critic Hedy Weiss
raves in today's paper, "At each and every turn [playwright
Laura Jacqmin] hands us a sly surprise and searing insight. This is
a playwright who possesses a keen eye for character types (though
she always supplies unexpected traits), as well as a fine sense of
human cruelty and weakness, and idealism gone amok."
Several members have called to say they are buying tickets to see
the play, and a few staff confess to being curious enough to see it
too. Do you plan on going? Have you already seen it? Leave us a
comment and let us know you think.
Yes, go see this play! It's a blast!
Posted by: blackd209 (firstname.lastname@example.org) on 05/16/2011
I received a link to this video from one our members, with the
enthusiastic note, "Way too cool!!!!!!!!!! A lesson in how bonding
This video reveals the structure of a tooth all the way to its
An interesting look at foods that feed caries, from Dental Products Report. I was
patting myself on the back for avoiding soda and sweets until I got
to this sentence:
Coffees, teas and alcohol may not feature sugar on
their ingredient list, but they are very acidic and contribute to
Dental care is very important in one's life and should be taken care of from an early age. Still, there are many products damaging for the teeth that can't be avoided so it's better to use dental products to reduce their effects.
Posted by: prodds (email@example.com) on 05/16/2011
Japanese researchers have made a startling
discovery: Monkeys floss!
[The] research team [at at Kyoto University's Primate Research
Institute] observed seven female long-tailed macaques and their
offspring and monitored how often the mothers cleaned the spaces
between their teeth with strands of human hair, in a colony of 250
animals near Bangkok.
The study found that the frequency of teeth-cleaning roughly
doubled and became more elaborate when the infant monkeys were
watching, suggesting that the females were deliberately teaching
their young how to floss, he said.
So how many of you will now tell your patients, "If a monkey can
do it, so can you"?
Updated: Video of the
flossing monkeys, for those interested.
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