There are many dental practices out there that advertise their “spa-like atmosphere.” They emphasize amenities like an attractive, comfortable waiting room, beverages like coffee, tea, water, even soda, and sometimes fresh-baked cookies. They will talk about hand treatments, blankets, music, and TVs. Sometimes they will advertise aromatherapy and they may even offer some spa procedures.
In the 1960s, the National Institute for Dental Research launched a program to attempt to eradicate dental cavities (caries). It seemed like it shouldn’t be hard. We understood the basic cause of cavities: sugar in the mouth feeds oral bacteria, which in turn secrete acids that damage and […]
At the end of July, the Internet erupted in rage over the death of Cecil the lion, a local favorite who was participating in a research study. Although the lion was popular among locals, he was largely unknown outside Zimbabwe before his death.
And when it emerged that the lion had not only been killed, but […]