Daniel Demerseditorial@drbicuspid.comHomePresident profiles: Thomas Jefferson, his good teeth 'shews'U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, while best known for his contribution to the writing of the Declaration of Independence and for effectively doubling the size of the U.S., paid as much attention to his oral health as he did to every other area of his life.April 24, 2014Home8 teeth sacrificed for the recordIn August 1939, an attempt to set a world record backfired, as baseball catcher Joe Sprinz suffered severe dental injuries trying to catch a baseball dropped from a blimp 800 feet overhead.March 24, 2014HomeDr. Alfred Southwick and his legacy of the electric chairDr. Alfred Southwick, a 19th century Buffalo, NY, dentist, worked for a decade to change the national mode of execution from hanging and firing squad to electrocution. His sincere desire was to relegate the "cruel and clumsy method" of hanging to the past along with the "other barbarisms of punishment."March 12, 2014Home2 portraits of Dr. Fritz Pfeffer, Anne Frank's roommateIn his latest history column, Daniel Demers writes about a fortunate find at a flea market that uncovered the true story of Dr. Friedrich "Fritz" Pfeffer, the dentist who hid along with Anne Frank before they were betrayed to the occupying Nazi forces.March 4, 2014HomeDr. Frank Hardy: The sharpshooting dentistIn the fall of 1937, a sharpshooting Michigan dentist found himself involved in stopping a bank robbery. A World War I veteran who practiced dentistry for more than 30 years, Dr. Frank Hardy's calmness and aim helped bring "stone-hearted killers" to justice.February 17, 2014Home'You're in the army now': 2 mules and a folding chairToday's soldiers owe a debt to Chicago dentist Dr. John Sayre Marshall, the father of army dentistry. Dr. Marshall saw the worst of the U.S. Civil War and dedicated his life to improving the dental care of soldiers in the country.January 27, 2014HomeDr. Paul Carrington and the king's teethJust after the turn of the 20th century, American dentist Dr. Paul T. Carrington ventured into Cambodia to ease a king's suffering. His successful ministrations included two sets of false molars, one white and one black.January 13, 2014HomeThe commodore, the toothache court-martial, and Moby DickWhat do a court-martial over a toothache, a Navy commodore seemingly bent on revenge, and Herman Melville's Moby Dick have in common? Find out in the latest history column from Daniel Demers.December 29, 2013HomeDr. Faith Sai So Leong: The first Chinese woman dentistDr. Faith Sai So Leong was more than just the only woman in her class of 40 in dental school. She was the first Chinese woman to receive a degree in dentistry in the U.S. In his latest history column, Daniel Demers profiles the life of Dr. Leong.December 15, 2013HomeWhen the ADA took on Nikita KhrushchevIn his latest history column, Daniel Demers writes about how, while planning for its centenary celebration in 1959, the ADA came up against one of the biggest forces in world politics. And won.December 4, 2013Page 1 of 2Next PageTop StoriesDental HygieneKing Charles has some quirky oral care demandsA new book about the royal family has revealed some of King Charles' oddest oral care demands.Legal IssuesAssault claim led to arrest of 2 men running an illegal practiceAIUCSF gets $4M grant to teach AI to spot cavitiesTeam ManagementThe reason you chose to be a dentist may surprise youSponsor ContentWe care about what you think.