It is the night of the Republican runoff election in Georgia’s 3rd congressional district. The ADPAC Team has convened at Tre Scalini, an old-fashioned Italian restaurant in Philadelphia, for a dinner reunion that has transformed into our very own watch party. ADPAC has worked hard to support Dr. Drew Ferguson, an ADA dentist member. After nearly 5 months since he entered the race, this is the big moment for the team. The results are in. Congratulations Dr. Ferguson, you are one step closer to becoming the 4th dentist in Congress! Never before has pasta with truffle oil and parmigiano tasted so good.
Tell us who you love for a chance to win $500! February is the month of Valentine’s Day, the holiday of love. At Great-West Financial®, the underwriter of ADA Members Insurance Plans, we want to give you the chance to win a Valentine’s gift that’s even better than chocolate (now that’s saying something). By telling us who you love in 100 words or less, you’ll be entered in a contest and have a chance to win!
As I booked my travel for Annual Session 2017 it suddenly hit me! My term as Vice President was quickly coming to a close. The year has been booked with countless meetings, phone calls, and travel opportunities. The thought of it actually coming to an end never really crossed my mind. Serving as a member of the Executive Committee has added an extremely unique layer to my dental education. Prior to dental school I would have never considered myself a politically savvy person, or even someone with a strong awareness for policy. But now I had a reason. I wanted to make sure that if I desired to be a leader for students, I would be well informed with a strong voice.
Your dental school career goes quicker than you think. No matter what year you’re in, create a bucket list to ensure you’re doing everything you wanted while there’s still time. Here’s some items to consider…
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?
Where would you like your dental career to take you? Clinical dentistry is not your only option. Many dentists pursue non-clinical dental career opportunities. The ADA Center for Professional Success has career resources to give you a better picture of options open to a graduating dental student.