Daniel Demerseditorial@drbicuspid.comHomeThe story of Pearl Grey: Dentist turned author, adventurerThe son of a dentist, young troublemaker Pearl Zane Grey followed in his father's footsteps. However, Grey also tried for a career in baseball, eventually ending up a famous author who would essentially define the Western genre, in addition to becoming a conservationist, movie producer, and worldwide traveler.November 24, 2013X-RayOuch ouch ouch: Profile of Dr. Charles Edmund KellsDr. Charles Edmund "Eddie" Kells (1856-1928) is one of the most famous dentists of his era, making major contributions to the profession. From using electricity in his dental office and his numerous inventions to using dental x-rays and hiring the first female assistant, Dr. Kells was a pioneer in the field.November 11, 2013PeriodonticsDr. Esther Wilkins: The rock star of dental hygieneA pioneer in the field of dental hygiene, educator, and author of Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist, Esther Wilkins, RDH, DMD, at 95 is revered and considered the eminent expert in her field. From having a dental instrument named after her to people seeking her autograph, Dr. Wilkins is the rock star of dental hygiene.October 23, 2013Dental EducationHow 2 men changed dentistry foreverDr. Alfred C. Fones and Dr. Willoughby D. Miller never met, but their parallel careers had a historic impact on dentistry, yielding the first classification of oral bacteria, the first dental hygienist, and the first dental hygiene school in the world.August 6, 2013HomeDoc Holliday: History's most notorious dentistHe may be best known for the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, but John Henry "Doc" Holliday was much more than that -- including a dentist who practiced all over the American Southwest. A love of guns and cards and an incurable lung disease ended his life at an early age, but he left behind a legend that still fascinates today.June 10, 2013Home'Toothsome Rex': The president with the winning smileTheodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, the 26th president of the U.S., was known worldwide for his engaging smile, vibrant approach to life, and commitment to all things outdoors. While some historians believe an infected tooth led to years of illness and, eventually, his death, author Daniel Demers reveals evidence to the contrary.April 18, 2013HomeLes Misérables and Anne Hathaway's teethJust in time for the Oscars: The story of Fantine in Victor Hugo's Les Misérables is fraught with descriptions of her teeth -- and lack thereof. Here historical writer Daniel Demers explores the novel's references and what actress Anne Hathaway -- nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of Fantine in the 2012 version of the movie -- brought to the role.February 20, 2013PeriodonticsThe dental technician's kissFew pictures in history are as enigmatic as the 1945 photo depicting a sailor kissing a nurse in New York's Times Square in celebration of the end of World War II. A recent book recounts a decades-long investigation into who the two people in the picture were and reveals that one of them was a dental assistant.December 25, 2012HomeThe long toothache: A tale from the high seasTwo Years Before the Mast is a classic tale of life on the high seas in the early 1800s. Penned by Richard Henry Dana Jr., it also includes a detailed account of Dana's two-week-long battle with a severe toothache, long before the days of aspirin and antibiotics.July 9, 2012Previous PagePage 2 of 2Top StoriesLegal IssuesPatient data possibly stolen in cyberattack on Aspen DentalPatient personal data may have been taken in a ransomware attack on TAG - The Aspen Group’s dental service organization Aspen Dental.Legal IssuesWoman accused of reselling $270K in stolen dental itemsIndustry UpdatesDentist, Moto Guzzi master engineer Dr. John A. Wittner diesDental HygieneHow to create your own path in dental hygieneSponsor ContentWe care about what you think.