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ASDA News is your resource for dental news on topics like licensure, student debt, practice management, dental student life and some fun stuff too. Grab a cup of coffee, steal a few minutes between classes and flip through the latest issue. ASDA News makes it easy and fun to stay in the know about your profession.

Dentists treat more than the mouth 

The first time was during a new patient exam at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, when third-year dental student Brandon Churchman detected an irregular heartbeat during a routine blood pressure check.

The second time was in clinic, when he helped diagnose a classmate's new patient with an elevated thyroid level, or thyrotoxicosis.

Churchman, who also works as a physician's assistant and paramedic, says these kinds of cases are all part of the job. But for dental students who spend countless hours studying human anatomy and internal organ systems, they serve as a stark reminder that dentists can be the first to detect all kinds of general health problems. Keep reading.... 

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