You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will live as one. - John LennonEvery two years we are reminded of our inarguable connection to a large percentage of the rest of the world. In 2010, we watched as the athletes of the Winter Olympics skied, skated and luged their way to the podium. This year, most Americans are sitting with their eyes glued to the screen in wonder of the outcome of the 2012 London Olympics. Will America be victorious? Along with all the fierce competition of the Olympics, we are reminded that we are indeed a small part of a very large world. There are practices and technology that are readily available in many countries, but may not be so obtainable in others. Dental care is an industry that varies widely by location. For example, in America most dentists must attend an accredited University before attending dental school for 4 years. Dentists in Australia have to go to dental school for 5 years and dentists in Peru must go for 6 years! While education for dentists may vary by country, dental professionals from around the world all have the same goal: to improve oral health. The Olympics help us remember that while our countries may differ, we are all part of the human race. We may look different, speak different and have different beliefs, but we all smile in the same language! Good luck to all the Olympic athletes competing in the 2012 games, and thank you for bringing smiles to everyone around the world!