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‘Your Essential Guide to Dental School Admissions’: Book Review

No matter where you are in the process of applying to dental schools, “Your Essential Guide to Dental School Admissions” by Dr. Helen Yang is a must-read. Applying to dental school may be overwhelming, but this resource “for pre-dents, by dentists” provides firsthand knowledge from new dentists about this formidable yet exciting process that marks the beginning of your dental career. These contributing authors, many of whom have served on the admissions committees at their dental schools, have a breadth of experience and strategies about ensuring strong candidacy and building a well-respected application for the dental school you wish to attend.

Disability and life insurance at no cost? It’s true.

To be completely honest, would any of us ever think about disability and life insurance if no one told us how important it is? I personally never thought about it until I heard a presentation at one of the ASDA conferences, and it really got me thinking!
Learning about insurance is actually pretty interesting, especially disability and life insurance. While it’s something I hope none of us have to utilize, I’ve learned that disability and life insurance is one of the greatest assets we could have. The way I see it: Getting this insurance is not only something I can do for myself but also for my family.

Celebrating diversity

In 2002, the United Nations General Assembly declared May 21 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. In honor of this day, ASDA’s Council on Professional Issues asked dental students to discuss the importance of diversity and how their chapter celebrates members’ unique differences.

Let’s Talk: borrowing money to start a practice

This episode of Let’s Talk features Christian Pearson, National Director of Dental Partnerships at Treloar & Heisel in a conversation with Jon Burns, Vice President at Bank of America Practice Solutions, a specialty division focused on providing financing to dentists who seek to establish their own practices.

Five unexpected benefits of becoming a dental educator

Many dental professionals are drawn to a career in education. Some of the benefits are obvious: You get to give back to the profession by passing on your knowledge; you gain prestige from your participation in an academic program; and you can depend on a stable (though low!) income. In addition to those, there are other, more unexpected benefits that come with a career in dental education.

Congratulations to the class of 2018

It’s graduation season and the 161,000 members of the American Dental Association are thrilled to welcome the class of 2018 to the profession!
Transitioning into your life as a dentist provides you with so many opportunities to connect with colleagues at the local, state and national levels. Together, we’ll continue to make a difference in peoples’ lives, and advocate for an even stronger profession.

The ‘keep-it-simple’ plan to financial well-being

In a world where everything has gotten complex, simplicity will sometimes serve you well, even when it comes to planning for your future. Starting a financial plan for yourself while in school or just after graduation does not have to be complicated. There are some basic rules that you can keep in mind when learning to live on a budget, pay back student loans and plan for the future.