ASDA News

Know your DSO: it could make a difference in your career

thumbnailCrushing student loan debt. First-job jitters. Worries about clinical performance. Just some of the concerns that weigh on today’s dental school grads. And, the reason why so many are choosing a large group practice over private practice.

In the past, dental service organizations (DSOs) were viewed very differently than they are today. The word is getting out. DSOs are not only shaking up the world of dentistry, they can be the best way to realize your career goals.

Create your insurance login, get a $5 coffee card

ADA Members Insurance Plans_Blog Thumbnail ImageEligible ASDA and ADA student members automatically receive both ADA-sponsored Student Members Life and Disability Insurance.* Insurance is the cornerstone of a solid financial plan and having it in place will better prepare you for your future dental career. Read this post to see what your ADA student member insurance provides and to get a free $5 coffee card!

ASDA remembers Past President Jiwon Lee

polaroid-Jiwons-ECLast week, the American Student Dental Association learned of the passing of Immediate Past President Jiwon Lee. A beloved daughter, sister, friend and esteemed colleague, Lee was 29 years old. She was a fourth year dental student at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.

Jiwon served ASDA as president for the 2013-14 year and as speaker of the House the previous year. She was a vibrant and inspiring leader who will be remembered fondly by many. Her memorial service is today at Columbia University. For details, click here.

ASDA wanted to remember Jiwon and her leadership within our organization. Some of the people she worked most closely with in ASDA have written a few memories here.

Malpractice 101: Learn from other people’s mistakes

medpro thumbnailMalpractice insurance can be a very confusing topic for dental students. We get it. MedPro also understands the value of malpractice education, which is why we created the Malpractice Minute, a quarterly e-mail that puts our experience in the hands of 20,000 dental students nationwide. Our dental specific risk management and claims teams review real-life court cases, and give practical insights for avoiding similar situations. Read it regularly, to see situations like this…