• Leah Abrams

Brace yourself... The Ugly T(r)ooth launches this week

Updated: Aug 15, 2020



On this ~introductory~ episode of The Ugly T(r)ooth: Rookie Year, Jerrell Atwater AKA Dr. @H2O makes himself acquainted with his future listeners, promising to deliver candid advice and an inside scoop on the Dental School experience. After four years at Howard, he’s finally pursuing his dream this fall as he starts his 1st year at Howard University College of Dentistry.


Most people don’t know much about dentistry or oral health—TBH, I can’t remember the last time I flossed. And for many Black and Brown kids, a career in the medical field is not just inaccessible but unimaginable. I’ve known Jerrell since we were in Kindergarten, and he’s always had his sights on big things, especially when it comes to helping others. So I can’t wait to watch him bring information and honesty to a new generation of health care providers. With a side of jokery, of course.


Throughout this season of The Ugly T(r)ooth, he’ll share interviews with his dental school mentors and friends and get real about his own experiences surviving D1. I hope he also shares some oral health tips, because seriously, this quarantine baking cannot be good for my teeth. Along the way, I’ll share a breakdown of every episode to the blog, so you can get the gist even if you can’t listen. But trust me, you won’t want to ~brush~ past a single week. Jerrell will root (canal) his way into your heart from the very beginning. You might even catch some plaque from your friends if you don’t keep up. Okay, I’ll stop. See y’all next week for m(ortho).

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