watch

WATCH: ‘Dentist Karen’ Threatens to Sue Over Mask Policy


@Danismiles TikTok

A screengrab of the viral video showing “Dentist Karen” refusing to wear a face mask.

A new “Karen” is going viral for threatening to sue a dental office after being asked to wear a face mask and have her temperature checked.

TikTok user DaniSmiles posted the encounter to her account Wednesday with the caption, “Not my office but GOOD LORD. #Karen.” The video shows an unidentified woman refusing to wear a mask in the waiting room of what appears to be a dentist’s office.

Dubbed “Dentist Karen,” the blonde woman declares, “You’re going to work on my teeth, not my nose. I don’t wear masks getting my teeth cleaned.”

When the front-office staff explained that masks are required in the waiting room in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the woman insinuated she would use her hand to cover her mouth.

Staff at the unknown office

Read More

How’s the Economy Doing? Watch the Dentists

If not for coronavirus, you’d expect your local dentist office to be doing just fine.

Dentist offices tend to be stable businesses that stick around for decades, unlike restaurants that open and close frequently. Dentists earn a healthy salary — a median of $159,000 — and offer services with no clear substitute. If you need your teeth cleaned or a cavity filled, the dentist is the only option.

This makes them, in the eyes of some economists, the perfect barometer for gauging the country’s recovery from the shock of the pandemic.

“If you look at your typical dentist office, nothing went wrong with their business model,” said Betsey Stevenson, an economics professor at the University of Michigan. “It’s just coronavirus that happened.”

The dental industry has weathered an exaggerated version of the pandemic’s economic impact, experiencing both a steeper decline and a faster recovery than other sectors. Half of all

Read More

Watch this dentist fix a patient’s smile in minutes

Eniyident is an Istanbul-based dental spa that specializes in cosmetic dentistry like veneers, teeth whitening and braces. The company has amassed a following of 124,000 on Instagram thanks to its smile transformations. 

A recent video shows a patient in the process of receiving zirconia crowns. Zirconia crowns have a multitude of purposes varying from the aesthetic to the functional. Dentists recommend them for broken, weak, severely discolored or misshapen teeth. They are also used in combination with dental bridges to strengthen multiple teeth, according to Healthline. 

The patient’s teeth are slightly misaligned and stained yellow. But the dentist carefully attaches each pearlescent veneer to a tooth. The finished look is a smile makeover with whiter, brighter and healthier looking teeth. 

Dentists tend to like zirconia crowns because of the material’s many advantages. It’s durable and robust enough to last at least five years and it’s biocompatible, which means it’s less

Read More

21% of Americans use a smart watch or fitness tracker

(Joe Klementovich/Aurora Photos via Getty Images)

As 2020 begins – and health-related New Year’s resolutions take effect – roughly one-in-five U.S. adults (21%) say they regularly wear a smart watch or wearable fitness tracker, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted June 3-17, 2019.

21% of Americans say they use smart watches or fitness trackersAs is true with many other forms of digital technology, use of these devices varies substantially by socioeconomic factors. Around three-in-ten Americans living in households earning $75,000 or more a year (31%) say they wear a smart watch or fitness tracker on a regular basis, compared with 12% of those whose annual household income falls below $30,000. Differences by education follow a similar pattern, with college graduates adopting these devices at higher rates than those who have a high school education or less, according to the survey of 4,272 U.S. adults.

There are more modest differences by gender and race and ethnicity. Women are more

Read More