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 are three things to make sure you do before taking the test.
You’ve invested time, energy and money into preparing for your career as a dentist, so help protect your investment with the right level of insurance coverage.
Great-West Financial® has been the exclusive partner of the ADA for over 80 years. We only insure ADA members, their families and ADA students like you, so we can offer you a level of trust and expertise you might not find anywhere else. Before you graduate, as you’re starting out and all through your career, your Insurance Plan Specialist can help you protect all you’ve invested in your future.
The first steps you take after graduation from Dental School are often filled with much uncertainty. A common issue that all future dental entrepreneurs face is figuring out their vision for their career. One factor that can set your vision off course early on is not having appropriate and professional legal help.
Young dentists do amazing work every day. You know that you don’t need to be in practice for decades to have a massive impact on the dental profession, your peers and your community.
The American Dental Association 10 Under 10 award honors dentistry’s rising stars: dentists who are giving their all, sparking change and inspiring others – all less than 10 years after graduating from dental school.
Perhaps you’ve heard about dental sleep medicine, but aren’t sure what it’s all about. It’s a fast-growing field – pioneered by dentists – that uses oral appliance therapy to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In fact, more dentists are needed to meet the high demand for dental sleep medicine – making now the opportune time to start preparing to enter the field.
The use of cell phones and other wireless technology in patient care is a big trend in dentistry. Many dental providers find text messaging provides quick access to the information they need to make decisions. But dental providers and staff need to keep in mind privacy and security concerns when texting. Whether the devices are organization owned or personally owned, dental organizations that use mobile devices to text health information should comply with HIPAA regulations.
You may be thinking, “How could skills with a pen translate to skills with a perio probe?” It may sound tongue-in-cheek, but journalism had me convincing people to open their mouths years before dentistry. Hear me out. The central focus for both dentistry and writing is people. There is no story without a person, nor is there a procedure without a patient. Yes, that can be said for anything from business to baseball, but what dentistry and writing share is unique.