Money Monday: How do I pay for this?!

So you’ve jumped through the academic hoops of fire, rocked the DAT, and owned that high-pressure interview landing you in a dental school; Congratulations!…but what about the cost? According to the ADEA the average graduating dental student debt is over $200,000 not taking into account any debt from undergrad or living expenses. There are many options out there, but if you desire location choices and have a passion for philanthropy, two programs at any of the hundreds of available sites in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) may be for you …

Member Monday: Poppy Carlig–apprentice to dentist

Poppy Carlig is a typical dental student– that is if “typical” involves four NCAA championships and a nine-week stint on public television. As a student at Stanford, Poppy swam on the synchronized swimming team that won the NCAA championships all four of her years on the team. In 2008, she was on the US Olympic training squad but had to step down from the team due to a shoulder injury. In 2010, after earning an MA in Sociology, she was chosen for the tenth season of NBC’s The Apprentice, where she survived all the way to the top six in week nine…

Moral Monday: Discussing differential diagnoses

According to Web MD’s dictionary, a differential diagnosis is “the determination of which of two or more diseases with similar symptoms is the one from which the patient is suffering, by a systematic comparison and contrasting of the clinical findings”. An experience I have had with ‘differential diagnoses’ proved to be challenging not due to… Read more »

Member Monday: Missouri summer research scholars

Exciting research is alive in the hallways, classrooms and laboratories at the University of Missouri School of Dentistry. First year dental students have the opportunity to apply to a prestigious summer internship, working with faculty on various dental research topics. I caught up with a few of these gifted students to find out the inside… Read more »