Cheryl Wilson

Business training now or later: It’s your choice

NLC 2013

If you’re asking yourself how you’ll manage a practice, stay on top of dental trends and be a respected leader with no formal training, you’re not alone. Like many dental students, by the time you graduate you’ve mastered the clinical aspects of dentistry but you’re pretty green when it comes to being a professional. So, what are you to do: wait until you’re a dentist and see what happens or do something about it now?

Chapter Leadership Toolbox

I presented “Communications 101: National & Chapter Resources” with Danielle Bauer, ASDA chapter relations manager, at Annual Session two weeks ago. We were pleased to find out that some of the students in our early morning session had actually heard of the great tools that are available to them on If you couldn’t make… Read more »

Are You a Natural Leader?

I’ve talked to many dental students at national events and through my work on ASDA councils. One thing I’ve noticed is that you’re all natural leaders. Maybe it’s an unspoken requirement to be successful in your field. I’ve been impressed with those I’ve met for being able to excel in and outside the classroom. Whether… Read more »

Today is National Dental Student Lobby Day

More than 300 dental students arrived in Washington, D.C. over the weekend to make their voices heard. Plenty of hard work and preparation went into securing hundreds of appointments with congressmen from across the country. On Tuesday, the following issues will be addressed at capitol hill: funding for the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial… Read more »