At the end of the day, we all want to help others whenever we can. But it’s so easy for life to get in the way. For Dr. Daniel Nam, serving his community is truly his top priority.
American Dental Association
You have worked your entire college career with the hopes of getting that phone call or letter in the mail that tells you those three magic words: You are in. If you are anything like I was after being accepted to dental school, you are over the moon. Here are the three things I wish I knew before starting dental school:
Whether you are a student dentist, new graduate, or experienced practitioner, we are always looking for ways to improve our clinical skills and provide the utmost quality of care to our current and future patients. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 49,000 new cases of cancer will occur in the oral cavity and oropharynx this year, with more than 9,500 deaths occurring as a result. A majority of these malignancies will be diagnosed as oral squamous cell carcinoma. As such, one of our most important duties as dentists is to conduct thorough evaluations to prevent unnecessary suffering and increase the chances of successful cancer treatment.
Originally developed in 1945, the Dental Admissions Test (DAT) was designed to measure general academic ability, comprehension of scientific information and perceptual ability of future dentists. Since then, hundreds of thousands of dentists have survived this test, and you will too! Here’s three things to keep in mind as you prepare:
As the future of dentistry and student members of the ADA, you should be proud of what we have accomplished together. Check out this video to see the ADA’s Highlights of 2016. Thanks for an incredible year.
Are you excited for Give Kids A Smile? It’s a signature program of the American Dental Association Foundation. This year’s kickoff is February 3, and a number of dental schools will host events. If you’re participating, here are four things you should know!
How the heck did a kid who grew up on a farm in Texas become president of the American Dental Association? I look forward to sharing my story with you over the next year and working hard to meet your needs. In the meantime, check out this Q&A I just did with the ADA’s video team. I bet you can’t guess my favorite emoji?