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Game Changers

This past January, Dentaltown published its list of  The 50 Greatest Game Chargers in Dentistry.  From products to people, Dentaltown’s list runs the gamit of dentistry.  Click here to read it. What is a “game changer?”  Investopedia.com defines a game changer as “a person who is a visionary” and “has new and different ideas that stand out… Read more »

Pursuing a job with the National Health Service Corps

Last week ASDA informed us of the proposed policy change by the Obama administration and Congress which would eliminate federal subsidized loan programs for graduate students to reduce the national deficit. This news is a clear sign of increasing pressure to pay off health professional loans quickly upon graduating. According to the ADA, the average dental… Read more »

What’s your cause?

This past Tuesday, I attended the annual meeting for the Forum Association of Chicagoland. Forum is an association for association professionals (yes, we have one too!). Five ASDA staffers attended the meeting. The keynote speaker was a former Marine named Rye Barcott. He started a non-profit organization for people in Kibera, a Kenyan slum. Barcott… Read more »

Where are you going this summer?

Global health externships are really popular here at Columbia and a lot of students take advantage of them. Just this past week a group of students left for a trip to Ghana. Two trips have been completed to the Dominican Republic, also groups to Cambodia, the Philippines, Jamaica, and Tanzania. The one I’m the most… Read more »

Dentists + Social Media= Love?

At the ADA meetings that I have attended recently (Council on Dental Education and Licensure and the Washington Leadership Conference) the buzz phrase has been “social media”. The ADA is realizing that one of their weakest areas of membership right now are new dentists. This is a major concern, not only because this group will… Read more »

Masticators Bring Home the Championship

Participating in Intramural Sports is a fun and easy way to stay healthy and relieve stress during dental school. One of the many perks of attending dental school at UCLA is the stellar Intramural Sports program. Intramural Sports provides me with the opportunity to spend some quality time with my dental school buddies outside the… Read more »