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Take care of your pet’s dental health

asda pets squareFebruary is a two-for-one awareness month with National Children’s Dental Health Month and you guessed it, National Pet Dental Health Month. While we focus on treating our pediatric population, our little kitties’ dental health should be assessed too. As reported by the American Veterinary Medical Association, “80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some kind of oral disease by the age of 3.”

Read on for tips on keeping your pet’s oral health in check!

My top 5 DAT study tips

studying at computerRemember studying for the SAT’s? Or maybe you don’t because you didn’t need to. Now we’re older and smarter, and have made the decision to pursue dentistry as a career. With that though comes its own set of preparation, most notably the Dental Admission Test (DAT). This past summer, I prepped and took the DAT. This exam is certainly no SAT, and anyone who’s set on taking it has to prepare. In my preparations for the DAT, I acquired some helpful strategies and tips that I have compiled into five simple steps to help you succeed on the DAT.

Explore a future in oral and maxillofacial surgery

C Chiang - AAOMS.FebMouthingOffHeader.BusinessWomanRarely in the history of the dental profession have dental students been presented with so many opportunities to build on their dental school training and skills.  As their knowledge and desire to explore these opportunities grow, many dental students think about pursuing specialty training. For a growing number of these students, the broad scope of practice and the professional satisfaction offered by the dental specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery present a unique way to maximize their training and make a difference in the lives of their patients.

5 dental apps you may not know about

girl on smartphoneDo you know how much sugar you consume each day? Do you need help translating dental terminology? Are any of your patients in need of assistance with brushing their teeth? Do you want instructional videos helping you with dental procedures, including how to treat cleft lip and palate patients? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this is your lucky day! Here are five free apps that can help you in your day-to-day endeavors as a dental student…

Can you make homemade meals for a week straight?

Raw fresh meat steak on kitchen cutting board on a dark wood   backgroundNowadays we’d rather order food from Grubhub than make something ourselves. Our rationalization? Saves time. But does it? It takes 30-60 minutes for takeout to arrive and while you told yourself you would do the dishes or a load of laundry during that hour, we all know you sat on the couch and watched “Master of None” on Netflix.  Let’s not kid ourselves. Ordering food is easy, making it on the other hand is hard.

ASDA’s February Wellness Challenge encourages you to face this predicament head-on. Eat only home cooked for seven days. I completed the challenge for this blog post and it was extremely difficult, but rewarding.

#WhatShouldWeCallDental shows we’re all in this together

woman using laptopEvery dental student knows that the four years of dental school are difficult and demanding. From testing schedules to clinical requirements, it is hard to find time to relax and unwind. Fortunately, a fellow classmate introduced me to a Tumblr page that kept me cracking up and helped me understand that dental students really are all going through the same thing.

The Tumblr page #whatshouldwecalldental provides an endless supply of gifs that explain exactly what it’s like to be a dental student. The videos contain snippets from TV shows, movies, or other content that has been posted to the Internet. Along with the gif, there is a description of how that video relates to a situation you might experience when in dental school or interacting with patients. Here are some of my favorites…