Free stuff on the Internet!

Oct. 1, 1999
One of the best things about the World Wide Web is the abundant availability of "free stuff." There are more "freebies" out there than most of us will ever find.

Jeffrey B. Dalin, DDS

One of the best things about the World Wide Web is the abundant availability of "free stuff." There are more "freebies" out there than most of us will ever find.

You can spend some serious time in front of your computer surfing around, picking up some pretty nice things at no charge. If you have to do some Internet shopping, some of it might as well not cost you anything. Have fun!

Best of the best links to free stuff: //www.soprano.com/free.asp: This site lists the top 25 sites that people visit when searching for free things online (as voted by those who do the visiting).

Free Shop:

//www.free shop.com: This site has over 1,000 offers in 20 categories such as samples, trial issues, demos, coupons, catalogues, and products.

Yahoo Life Freebies:

//www.zdnet.com/yil/content/depts/freebies/freebies.html or //www.free bargain.com: These sites are sponsored by Zdnet Publishing. You will find free items, contests, and bargains. These sites are updated daily.

Free2Try:

//www.free2try.com: This site has free stuff and trial offers in 28 different categories.

Cool Freebies:

//www.coolfree bies.com: There are over 900 different freebies links here.

Totally Free Stuff:

//www.total lyfreestuff.com: Over 30 categories can be found on this site, ranging from books and clothing to screensavers and videos.

Daily Freebie:

//www.gsmenter. com/dailyfreebie: On this site, you will find over 40 categories and contests, as well as a very nice archive section. This site also is updated daily.

Free Site:

//www.thefreesite.com: Here you will find 25 categories, ranging from contests to midi files to software to samples.

If you are looking for some free software or screensaver software and you did not find all that you were looking for any of the above sites, here are some sites strictly dedicated to software and screensavers:

Jumbo:

//www.jumbo.com

Shareware:

//www.shareware.com

Download Net:

//www.down load.net

Dan World:

//www.danworld.com

Zdnet:

//www.hotfiles.com

Free Saver:

//www.freesaver.com

Screensaver Heaven:

//www. galttech.com/ssheaven.shtml

Share this knowledge with others. After all, you shouldn`t be the only one having this much fun!

Free patient information material on the Web

For those searching for free patient information to use in their practices or on their Web sites, I would like to refer you to the following sites:

(1) American Dental Association: www.ada.org/tc-cons. html

(2) Academy of General Dentistry: www.agd.org

Once you are at this site, click on Dental Health Information on the left side of the frame. Then, click on the Dental Health Fact Sheet section that pops up in the right frame. This will lead you to an extensive list of information sections.

(3) Wisdom Tooth: www.umanitoba.ca/outreach/wisdomtooth/index.htm

(4) Dental Care Patient Education: www.dentalcare.com

Once you are at that site, click on the Patient Education Section on the left side of the frame.

(5) Dental Specialty Groups: Many dental specialties have Web sites that offer educational materials.

Jeffrey B. Dalin, DDS, FACD, FAGD, practices general dentistry in St. Louis. He also is the editor of St. Louis Dentistry Magazine and spokesperson and critical-issue-response-team chairperson for the Greater St. Louis Dental Society. His Web-site address is www.dfdasmiles.com. Contact him by e-mail at [email protected], by phone at (314) 567-5612, or fax at (314) 567-9047.

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