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Life Outside Dentistry

Life Outside Dentistry icon"I would recommend all dentists develop a hobby, because practicing dentistry can be stressful." That’s advice from ADA member dentist Dr. Bruce Terry, an avid mountain climber. To learn about dentists with fun and challenging hobbies, check out the stories below.

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Changing my Name was Exhausting, but Right for Me

April 7, 2017 was the best day of my life outside graduating dental school. I married the one person who truly “gets” me and loves me for every weird quirk.

Getting to know A New City

This blog post was supposed to be about me attending a fun event in Columbia a few weekends ago — a food truck festival — but unfortunately my good friend had a bad luck day and got a nail in his tire on his way down to go to the event!

Volunteer service outside of dentistry

As a new dentist and someone that believes in organized dentistry, I have participated in volunteer work locally and nationally.


“We’ve got superheroes all around us loving the heck out of dentistry.” Those are the words of Dr. Dawn Wehking, a speaker at ADA 2016.

Passions outside of my practice

Dr. Bruce Terry is best-known around the ADA for bringing the Association’s flag to the highest point in Antarctica. At home in his Pennsylvania community, Dr. Terry is recognized as a kind-hearted dentist and tireless mountain climber.

Practicing in Alaska

New Fairbanks dentist Dr. Ecsile Chang knew what she wanted to be when she grew up at a younger age than most children.