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November 19th, 2015

Experience More Durable, Natural-Looking & Convenient Dental Crowns: Why We’re Thankful for CEREC

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Thanksgiving is a time of year when we’re able to appreciate all the things we’re thankful for.

A technology our practice and patients are grateful for is CEREC crowns because the technology is so high quality and precise—not to mention you can get your CEREC restoration in one visit. In fact, the precise, durable and reliable crowns are actually made right from porcelain in our office.

Traditionally, getting fitted for a crown meant you would have to come back to the dentist, sometimes days or weeks later. With CEREC, you get a permanent solution in the same visit, and before you leave, we ensure it has the ultimate fit. Also, unlike other materials, ceramic is not only incredibly durable, but it also has tooth-like physical and aesthetic qualities, which our patients are grateful for.

Restoring Your Tooth with CEREC

CEREC is used to restore a tooth that has decay, is weakened, or is even broken. It is also used to remove defective amalgam fillings, or place cosmetic veneers. After an evaluation, we would let you know if CEREC is right for you!

Just think: as many as 1.2 billion metal fillings will have to be replaced in the next decade…CEREC will replace many of these fillings so that people can have a tooth that is free of decay, and so that the tooth is strong and beautiful once again.

CEREC: The Process

As mentioned, CEREC uses ceramic materials to restore any tooth that is decayed or broken, a procedure that can be done in just one-visit.

But how is the CEREC process so quick and so precise?

When it’s decided that you are a candidate for a CEREC one-visit restoration, we will examine a number of factors including the tooth itself and the tissue around the area. After the tooth is prepared, it’s time for an optical impression of the tooth. A reflective powder is applied to the tooth, and with a special camera, a picture is taken and viewed on our computer screen.

Within minutes, we then use our CEREC machine to create the restoration. We first take the digital image and convert it to a 3-dimensional, virtual model of the tooth. Then Dr. Hagen is able to design the custom-fit restoration using the 3D software. Next, using 3D printing, we’re able to send that design to the milling machine and a ceramic block is created. Thanks to diamond-coated burs, we’re able to carve out the indicated shape of the restoration.

The last step is to bond the crown to the remaining tooth structure. This ceramic, tooth-colored restoration is not only cut out and shaped perfectly but we make sure, once in your mouth, you have a proper fit and comfortable bite. This entire procedure from start to finish takes about an hour.

You can imagine why both dentists and patients are grateful for CEREC: it’s strong, it preserves your tooth structure, and it looks beautiful in your mouth.  

When it comes to restoring inlays, onlays, crowns and veneers, CEREC is the natural-looking, long-lasting, ideal way to restore your teeth.

What could be easier or faster than having a crown made with CEREC?

It’s been called revolutionary, and we’ve been doing it for decades! There’s no charge to learn more about CEREC one-visit crowns. Call us today at (513) 251-5500 to schedule your complimentary consultation.

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November 12th, 2015

Top 15 Hagen Dental Testimonials

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We are very proud of patients’ satisfaction. While difficult to narrow down to just 15, here are some of our top patient reactions we wanted to share with you.

  1. “The Best Dental Care”

“Hagen Dental has given me the best dental care I’ve ever had. I’m just sorry I didn’t discover them sooner.” – Barb

  1. “…Couldn’t Be Happier!”

“I have been a patient at Hagen Dental Practice for 6+ years, and couldn’t be happier! Whenever you go into the office it’s always clean and inviting. The staff is friendly and treats you like family whether you’ve been a patient for years or a new patient. I would recommend this dentist to anyone new to town or just looking for a cange in dentistry. You can’t go wrong!” – Lauren O.

  1. “The Best Care”

“I couldn’t be happier with Dr. Hagen and the wonderful staff at Hagen Dental Practice. I lost my front tooth at 24 years old and everyone gave the best care to remedy the situation.” – Dani

  1. “Family Friendly Atmosphere with Leading Edge Dental Technology”

“I’ve been with Hagen Dental since Dr. Hagen took over the practice a long time ago, and I continue to rave about their ability to combine the friendly family atmosphere of the entire staff with leading edge dental technology. I live over 25 miles away, but wouldn’t think of trusting my care to anyone but Hagen Dental.” – Ron J.

  1. “I Always Brag About the Entire Staff…”

“When I come here I feel like a celebrity, important. I always brag about the entire staff. Definitely satisfied.” – Ken

  1. “I Enjoy My Smile Due to Hagen Dental”

“I have been very happy at Hagen Dental. They have a friendly and experienced staff and I enjoy my smile due to Hagen Dental.” – George

  1. “You Will Love Them Too”

“Hagen Dental Practice is great! I’m greeted with smiles as soon as I walk in the door.   I have been seeing Dr Hagen for a long time now and he is very easy to talk to about any concerns I may have. He makes procedures as painless as possible and is very good with any special needs I may have. I’m 68 and still have all my teeth including a baby tooth that I never lost. I attribute my good dental health to Dr Hagen and all of his caring staff. If you are looking for a good dentist try Hagen Dental Practice. I’m sure you will love them too.” Dianne L.

  1. “Every Person Goes that Extra Mile”

“I just left from my first experience with Dr. Hagen and his team. This is one of those rare places where EVERY person you come in contact with is friendly, knowledgeable and goes that extra mile to make make you feel welcome. Thanks so much for a wonderful appointment. I already know I’ve made a great choice by coming here.” – Darren H.

  1. “State of the Art”

“I’ve been a patient for a number of years. The staff is very accommodating and friendly. The equipment is state of the art. Enjoy making visits.” – Diane

  1. “I Have Been a Patient Here my Entire Life”

I have been a patient here my entire life and would not consider going to another dental practice. They have a great staff, great equipment, and Dr. Hagen is a great guy who really cares about his patients.” – Craig B.

  1. “Visits to the Dentist are a Pleasure”

“I have been a patient over 25 years. Dr. Hagen and all his staff are always professional, caring people. They help me take good care of my teeth. Visits to the dentist are a pleasure. They keep up with the latest in dental care. I don’t live in the area and drive across town to continue to be a patient.” – Regina

  1. “Like Seeing Old Friends”

“The comfortable atmosphere, friendly faces, and the personal references make the experience all the more enjoyable. Like seeing old friends!” – Penny

  1. “An Incredible Team with an Excellent Doctor”

“This is an incredible team with an excellent Doctor who really know what their doing but more importantly create comfort and care every step of the way. They are top notch. I recommend them wholly.” – Melinda H.

  1. “Helped Me Deal with Sleep Apnea”

“I just wanted to take a minute to thank Dr. Hagen and his staff for all their efforts in getting me caught up on my dental care. Thanks to your help I’ve finally got teeth and gums operating where they should be. The additional care getting me up with a dental appliance to deal with sleep apnea and snoring has made both my wife and me very happy!” – Ron

  1. “…The Latest Techniques & Technology”

“I always feel like I get the most up to date care possible with the latest techniques and technology. Dr. Hagen and his staff are always friendly and extremely competent!”– Mike

If you are ready to start going to the dentist regularly again, or if you simply need a new dentist, give us a call today at (513) 251-5500 or visit us at

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October 29th, 2015

“Look Mom, No Cavities”: Here’s 10 Vintage Dental Ads You Don’t Want to Miss

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The promise of clean, fresh breath all day.

Tooth kit

Just look what 39 cents could get you in 1953!

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This one refers to “acid fur”!

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Can you believe this one?

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So direct!


According to this ad, keeping you oral health up to par is what they call “keeping fit” and “America’s duty”!

Look mom no cavities advert

“No cavities!”

pass up the girl

Oh no! We don’t think we’d see this ad today! Here is one aimed at the ladies.


This Colgate ad talks about how nature can’t replace your enamel.

whiskey tooth paste

This ad is for genuine whiskey toothpaste!

These may be vintage ads, but we offer the latest, state-of-the-art technology and services at Hagen Dental. Learn more about our practice here and give us a call today at (513) 251-5500 to schedule an appointment.

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October 20th, 2015

Say “Ahh” with Fresher Breath, Less Plaque Buildup & More

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We know our tongues help us speak and chew food, but our tongues also help maintain the health of our mouth!

It’s time we talk about the tongue, and how it’s crucial for our entire health and well-being.

Have you ever had bad breath?

Chances are, at some point or another you have! It might have just been in the morning, or after a cup of coffee…Whatever the cause, one of the most common sources of bad breath can be the tongue.

That’s because, believe it or not, most of the bacteria in the mouth actually live on our tongue.

Inside the Mouth

Bacteria like to live on our tongue. Because of this, bacteria can be difficult to remove even with brushing and flossing. As a result, some people like to use a tongue scraper.

Using a tongue scraper helps proactively remove food, debris, fungi, toxins, dead cells…and well, yes, bacteria, from the surface of our tongue.

There are several benefits to using a tongue scraper or to taking extra, dedicated time to brushing your tongue thoroughly each day. Beyond just fighting bad breath that can be embarrassing, there are two other benefits to know about when it comes to keeping our tongue clean!

1. Resets our food palate, helping us stay nourished.

When we scrape or focus efforts on cleaning our tongue, we are able to activate saliva production. As you may know if you’re a regular Hagen blog reader, saliva helps naturally clean the teeth. Saliva is also a crucial component in kick-starting our digestion.

At the very start of digestion is when we get to taste and savor our food. When we have a clean tongue, we are better able to taste flavors. Just think: you are potentially removing a coated tongue, and removing “clogged” taste buds in the process.

Better tasting food should be enough reason alone to brush your tongue!

2. Keeps your immune system strong.

Has your tongue ever looked like a color you were not used to seeing, or almost as if it were fully “coated”? That could be due to dead cells and foot particles, which is what cleaning our tongue helps remove…

The tongue is the gatekeeper to our health, in many ways, that means it helps keep out many bad toxins that can affect our immunity. We also begin to break down nutrients in the mouth thanks to the tongue, as mentioned, which is another major factor influencing our total health, and the body’s ability to fight off germs.

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Does your tongue look irregular? If you have any of these signs, here’s what it could mean. Ask us for more information.


Ready to learn more?

If you are interested in learning more about your tongue or a tongue scraper, ask us for more information. We can see if you are a better candidate for a tongue brush (effective at loosening particles on the surface of the tongue) or a tongue scraper (effective at gathering bacteria and particles and removing them from the mouth). Some people, at first, find they need to use the tongue scraper daily. Others, over time, begin to use it less often. Ask us for more guidance.

You know that clean feeling when you leave the dentist?

Toxins and build-up have been removed, which is part of why your mouth feels so great. If you are ready to start going to the dentist regularly again, or if you need a new dentist, give us a call today at (513) 251-5500 or visit us at

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October 8th, 2015

The Real Story Behind the Tooth Fairy

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The Tooth Fairy

They say the three most famous figures in mythology are Santa, the Easter Bunny and…the tooth fairy!

For many of us, all three might have meant gifts at one time or another in our life.

Many are familiar with the stories behind Santa and the Easter Bunny, but what about the tooth fairy?

How and Why Did the Tooth Fairy Folklore Begin?

When we’re young and we lose teeth, we quickly learn that we can place the baby tooth underneath our pillow. Then—as the folklore goes—as we sleep, the tooth fairy will come and replace that lost tooth with a small amount of money.

Across Europe and around the world, the concept of exchanging baby teeth for a “fee” in return was seen as early as the 13th century. And not all the rituals with baby teeth had to do with money: baby tooth-related rituals have ranged from throwing teeth into the sun, throwing teeth into fire and even hiding or burying the baby teeth once they fell out.

It has also been documented that in both Russia and Mexico, among other places, people have sacrificed a mouse when a child loses a tooth! The idea behind the ritual was said to be that by sacrificing a mouse, the child’s adult teeth would grow in as strong and sturdy as the rodent’s teeth. Anthropologists call the underlying idea “sympathetic magic.”

We don’t know about you, but we’ll stick with putting a tooth underneath a pillow for a little financial incentive!

The Newcomer on the Mythological Scene

Although it is true that Europeans had some form of ritual around baby teeth, accounts vary on how that gifting process first translated into a tooth fairy leaving the gift behind.

Most likely the source? A story from France!

There was a tradition from 18th century France of a “tooth mouse,” potentially loosely based off a story La Bonne Petite Souris. In this story, a fairy changes into a mouse, and hides under a pillow in order to taunt the King. She then punishes him by knocking out all his teeth. This could have been a start to the earliest of ideas of the tooth fairy as the “good fairy.”

The tooth fairy (or “good fairy”) is said to have first been publicly referenced dating back to 1908, when the Chicago Daily Tribune gave reference to it. Other historians prefer the origin being closer to 1927, and still others say it was later in the 50, 60s or 70s when the tradition really began or gained popularity.

Just as the tooth fairy was gaining popularity, pop culture helped reinforce the concept. At the time, Disney was releasing films including Cinderella and Pinocchio; these undoubtedly helped solidify the idea of the tooth fairy in children’s minds and imaginations.

Some point to the fact that people were looking to encourage the idea in children of taking good care of their teeth—and that their teeth were in fact valued, around this time period. The tradition and idea of a tooth fairy made tooth disposal more lighthearted, and as a result, was embraced by families. It’s also said that parents saw it as a way to also help children get over any fear of losing a tooth. What is known is that by 1970s, when the tooth fairy was mentioned on the radio, the American Dental Association was inundated with inquiries about the fairy! Families and children loved the story.

A Very Good—and Popular—Fairy

The tooth fairy may be young, but she is getting more generous with time: the amount of money left behind by a tooth fairy does tend to increase with the rate of inflation.

Just how much does the tooth fairy leave, on average?

Researchers at Visa examined just how generous she is, finding that she leaves about $3.70 per tooth, a number that was steadily increasing over time.

The tooth fairy isn’t just embraced by young children. According to a Well’s Survey, 97 percent of parents feel neutral or positive about the tooth fairy. She may not be as celebrated as Santa and the Easter Bunny, but we like to hear the entire family embraces her!

Looking for a dentist that can take care of your entire family? Give Hagen Dental a call today at 513-251-5550.


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October 6th, 2015

How to Choose Your Dentist

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cincinnati dentist familyTime to choose a new dentist? Maybe you moved or maybe you haven’t been to the dentist in recent years. Whatever the case may be, what are the top things you should know as you look for a new dentist?

Your Dental Needs: How to Get the Highest Level of Care

When it comes to choosing your dentist, one of the biggest things you don’t want to do is choose your dentist based solely on your insurance plan since, after all, dental insurance is very limited and is not focused on quality of your care.

Some of the factors that many patients look for include:

  • Personalized, approachable and friendly team
  • Transparency around treatment options, and openness, or the ability, to ask questions about care or recommended care
  • Comfortable environment in the office at all times during your visit
  • Respect of your time
  • Modern technology & superior service offerings
  • Strong expertise and experience
  • Family-oriented

These are what are patients are usually looking for, which helps them find a match at Hagen Dental.

You want a dentist focused on your overall health and well-being, as well as your specific oral health needs. Here are 3 other factors to consider when looking for a dentist.

Ask questions!

Don’t be afraid to ask questions about a dentist’s approach, the technology/services they offer, and/or about the dental team. Keep in mind that most dentists would love to tell you about their ongoing education and about their approach to your health. If desired, ask about the available services and technology, and take a look at their website if appropriate.

Talk to family and friends.

Don’t be afraid to also pick up the phone and ask friends and family about their dentist. We are proud that our patients refer us to many of their family members and friends.

Being referred by a friend, colleague or family member is a great way to know the dentist you will be going to is friendly, that the office environment is comfortable, and that they will care about your health.

Evaluate after your visit.

There are many questions you can ask after your first visit. Was the office clean and orderly? Did the approach of the dentist align with what you were looking for? Was the team and office welcoming? Did you feel you could trust your dentist and ask him questions?

If you came to Hagen Dental for your first visit, you would be able to hear how Dr. Hagen received his dental degree from The Ohio State University School of Dentistry. He is also president of the Greater Cincinnati Dental Study Club and a member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, and Cincinnati Dental Society.

Dr. Hagen has undergone extensive postgraduate education over the years, including training in whole mouth rehabilitation, CEREC™ one-visit restorations, and crown and bridge restorations, allowing him to provide you with the state-of-the-art options (see more of them here) for obtaining the smile of your dreams. His training in sleep dentistry also allows him to offer alternative treatments for sleep apnea for better overall health.

While the first visit if of course focused on the patietn, you also might hear how Dr. Hagen’s commitment to lifelong education means he is constantly evaluating emerging dental methods and technologies, so that patients can have the latest and greatest available.

Dr. Hagen is focused on your total health, so he wants to see you with the best results, in the least invasive manner, all with a high emphasis on comfort.

Wherever you go, after that first visit, be sure to evaluate and make sure you are satisfied with your dentist and the dental team. You deserve the highest quality of care, an easy-to-talk to dentist, a friendly team, and state-of-the-art technology.

We Look Forward to Meeting You and Your Entire Family

At Hagen Dental, we know that many patients have different levels of apprehension about visiting the dentist, and the most important thing we can do first is to listen to our patients. We want to know about your unique needs and how we can help you have confidence and be happy with your (oral) health.

Whether you or your loved ones are concerned about pain, have had past dental experience that has been traumatic, or are simply ashamed of your own perceived dental shortcomings, we will treat you with compassion and understanding. Give us a call today (513) 251-5500 or see more on our website at

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September 18th, 2015

Meet Hagen Dental’s Newest Team Member, Brandi Stemen

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Name: Brandi Stemen. Most my friends and family call e “Brandie Rae.” (Rae is my middle name.)

Role: I am an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. I would describe my role not only as an EFDA, but as an assistant that can bring quality care to my patients. I love making my patients feel comfortable at all times while they are in the office and giving them a positive experience.

Favorite restaurant in Cincinnati: I have quite a few favorite restaurants in Cincinnati but I think my number one choice would be Wild Mikes (in Delhi).

How long you have lived in Cincinnati? In November, it will be 2 years. I a from a small town outside of Dayton, Ohio, so it was quite an adjustment moving to the big city but I love it.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Some things I enjoy doing outside of work are spending time with my friends and family. I also enjoy attending Cincinnati sporting events such as UC football and basketball games, and Red’s games.

How would you describe the Hagen Dental team? The Hagen Dental team is a great team to work on. I knew the moment I walked into the office that I had to work here. The whole team is so warm, welcoming, and made me feel like I had been a part of the team for years. Everyone works as hard as they can to make the office run smoothly while providing quality care for our patients.

Hagen Dental is about total health. How do you stay healthy? To stay healthy, I focus on my fitness quite a bit which includes going to the gym 5-6 days a week. Everyone calls me crazy because I prefer to go to the gym before work so I wake up every morning at 4:30 AM.

What’s your favorite part of your job? My favorite part of my job would be the relationships I am able to build with my patients. I love getting to know my patients, and making them feel comfortable.

Finish this sentence: Hagen Dental patients… Will receive a lifetime of quality care when they step into our office.

Ready to come by our office and meet the Hagen Dental team? Visit our website to find out more or call (513) 251-5550 today. We can’t wait to meet you!

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August 28th, 2015

Race and Be Happy: How the Hagens Are Staying Healthy

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staying healthy at hagen dentalWe talk a lot about total health, and part of that is maintaining healthy habits that include exercising regularly.

Exercising, or finding physical training of some kind, can help us control weight, keep us in shape, combat disease, boost energy, promote sleep, and it can also provide a way for us to socialize and work on completing a goal.

Those are all positives in terms of our total health and well-being!

Training for an upcoming race can show us just how capable our bodies really are when it comes to achieving goals we set for ourselves.

Right now, the Hagen family is in-training for two races: Dr. Hagen will be participating in the Sunflower Revolution Ride in September, and Jenny Hagen will be running in the Columbus Marathon (by Nationwide Children’s Hospital) in October.

The Sunflower Revolution Ride

The Sunflower Revolution Ride, taking place in Yeatman’s Cove at Sawyer Point Park here in Cincinnati, Ohio, will benefit the Gardner Family Center for Parkinson’s Disease. “Riding for research, treatment, and a cure for Parkinson’s disease is what it’s all about. The Sunflower Revolution is making it fun to do so,” says the website. Also according to the website, more than $40,000 has already been raised for the cause!

racing quoteThe Most Meaningful Marathon: The Columbus Marathon

Jenny is training for a 26.2-mile race (a marathon) that will take place in Columbus, Ohio. It’s been called “the most meaningful marathon in country,” because each mile is actually dedicated to a “Patient Champion.” This means each mile presents a new story, a new inspiration, and another reason for runners to keep running! There will also be 1 Angel Mile to honor the children who have already run their race, and 1 Encore Mile featuring all the patients who have lined the course since 2012. What’s great is that the marathon will also benefit Nationwide Children’s.

Dr. Hagen and Jenny have been quite busy with training this Summer as they prepare to take on the physical and mental challenges of these two races.

How are you training or what races are you looking forward to in the coming months? Connect with us on Facebook here for more healthy lifestyle tips and education.

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August 20th, 2015

All About Lucy Hobbs Taylor, The First Woman DDS With the Cincinnati Connection

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Lucy Hobbs was born on March 14, 1833 in New York. Consider life then: Andrew Jackson was President, and at this time, most people lived in rural locations. Life was much shorter, with a life expectancy between 40 and 50 years old. Clothes were made by hand. This is even during a time when there was no indoor plumbing in rural areas!

Fast-forward more than 20 years, and Hobbs began her career as a teacher. She then made the move to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1859.

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Lucy Beaman Hobbs Taylor. Photo courtesy of, Kansas State Historical Society. For some, the name may sound a bit familiar: that’s because a scrubs and lab coat company, designed and named one of their lab coats after Hobbs Taylor. Called the Lucy H.T. Lab Coat, the company says they named the line of apparel after her “tribute to this amazing, prestigious, and accomplished woman.”

She wanted to become a dentist. She’s reported to have said that she wanted “to enter a profession where [I] could earn [my] bread not alone by the sweat of [my] brow, but by the use of [my] brains also.”

At first, she was refused admission because she was female. No woman had ever graduated dentistry school before at this point in US history, although about 4 years prior a woman named Emeline Roberts Jones became the first woman to practice dentistry. (She had been married to a dentist, and he allowed her to be his assistant.)

But Hobbs did not give up on her dream. Jonathan Taft, Dean of the Ohio College of Dental Surgery is said to have welcomed Hobbs into his office until another dentist agreed to teach her.

Hobbs began her own private program of study and soon made up her mind she would also have her own practice one day.

A Cincinnati Connection

After learning from her mentor and eventually receiving a doctorate in dentistry, despite being refused initially by the school, she started her practice in Cincinnati, making Dr. Lucy—as her patients called her—the first official woman in the US to do so.

People were amazed when they learned that a young girl had wanted to study dentistry, she explained at the time. Things sure have changed since that time!

She would then make the move to the state of Iowa to practice dentistry. By 1865, she had earned the respect of her peers who allowed her to join the Iowa State Dental Society. “The profession has nothing in its pursuits foreign to the instincts of women,” asserted the Dental Society at the time. The move helped reinforce the idea that woman could be involved in the dental industry.

Later in life, she married a railroad car painter named James M. Taylor. Ever the persuasive person, she then convinced him that he should become a dentist alongside her. After he agreed, they practiced dentistry in Lawrence, Kansas. Speaking about these years, she’s quoted as saying, “I am a New Yorker by birth, but I love my adopted country—the West. To it belongs the credit of making it possible for women to be recognized in the dental profession on equal terms with men.”

After her husband died, Hobbs Taylor took on campaigns that supported women’s rights. Less than 20 years after she became the first woman to graduate dentistry school, the American Association of Women Dentists honored Hobbs Taylor by establishing the Lucy Hobbs Taylor Award. This award is now presented annually to an American Association of Women Dentists member in recognition of professional excellence and achievements in advancing the role of women in dentistry.

It’s reported that by 1900, ten years before Hobbs Taylor’s death, about one thousand other woman followed Hobbs Taylor’s footsteps in becoming involved in the field of dentistry. Thanks in part to pioneer women such as Hobbs Taylor who refused to give up on their dreams when first told “no,” hundreds of thousands of women have been able to participate in the field of dentistry since.

When she died, her obituary captured her local legacy, saying she was “one of the most striking figures of Lawrence [who] occupied a position of honor and ability, and for years she occupied a place high in the ranks of her profession.”

First a pioneer, then a dentist, and then a mentor, Lucy Hobbs Taylor changed the face of dentistry, and even though her name isn’t necessarily widely recognized, the first woman DDS still did have a meaningful impact on history.



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August 14th, 2015

8 Cool & Unusual Toothbrushes You’ve Never Seen Before

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Toothbrushes, and how we take care of our mouth in general, has come a long way since yesteryear!

Here are 8 unusual toothbrushes you probably haven’t seen before. 

cincinnati dentistThe Steward Oral Care System

The Steward Oral Care system is…well, very pink! It’s a toothbrush that also caddies disposable doses of toothpaste and mouthwash.

The bottom part even holds floss, so you could argue that it’s a 3-in-1 system for your mouth!


The OHSO Marko Travel Toothbrushohso-marko-cropped-thumb-960x640-770

The OHSO Marko Travel Toothbrush is not your average toothbrush.

This one is actually designed with chrome, and it is meant for the person who travels frequently.

You can store toothpaste in the handle of the brush, and when it’s time to use it, you can let out just the right amount of toothpaste to brush your teeth.


The Solar Powered Toothbrush

Here’s a newly developed toothbrush that comes in multiple colors, and according to the designers, you may be able to fight bacteria like never before thanks to the solar technology aimed at de-activating electrons in the mouth.


The DEWS Toothbrush

You don’t have to worry about your toothbrush falling over, or ending up in the sink with the toothbrush that can stand on its own.

How does it work?

Well, the idea is pretty simple: the base is weighted in a way that acts a center of gravity for the toothbrush, allowing for it to stand upright.


The METAPHYS Brillo Folding Toothbrush

The Brillo folding toothbrush allows you to just what you might guess: fold your toothbrush. That’s great if you like to take your toothbrush to work with you or just when you travel.


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Baby will be happy with this chewable banana-meets-toothbrush design…it’s soft and bendable which makes it ideal for the right-aged baby or toddler.

If baby doesn’t like bananas, they also have a shark, octopus, and corn versions!




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The designers deem it as “the first toothbrush you’ll actually care about.” Of course, we beg to differ, but the Bogobrush is completely biodegradable. It’s made of a bamboo handle and 100 percent nylon bristles. Both the handle and the bristles can actually decompose.




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Maybe what makes the Blizzident Toothbrush most unique is how it’s made. The toothbrush is made using both 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies. What exactly is the result? You get a toothbrush designed just like your teeth. The intention behind the design is to be able to brush your teeth faster than ever before! We will wait and see for this one!


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