As an officer of my predental organization, it has been a challenge to plan activities and speakers that our club has not already participated in. Until recently, I had always thought resources like LinkedIn were not of much use to predental students. However, once I created an account and connected with professionals in the dental field I realized how wrong I had been!
Applying to dental school can be pretty scary! You have so many things to think about such as: shadowing hours, community service, networking, where to apply, when to apply, when to take the DAT, what to wear to the interview, and so much more! Predental organizations are a great way to get involved with a network of other predental students that are working towards the same goal: getting in to dental school!
Without a mouthful of teeth, our appearances would be startlingly different (like this!). Although skipping out on flossing a few times a week or neglecting to replace our toothbrushes regularly may not lead to a completely edentulous smile, as dental health care providers we should be careful not to neglect our own oral health.
As far as career choices go, dentistry has only recently come into my life. As a boy I wanted to be Batman, but over time I realized I wouldn’t have sufficient funds to run my evening escapades (not to mention, keep up the daytime billionaire guise). Then I settled upon engineering. Through engineering, I discovered my true passion for crafting and restoring balance in people’s lives. It was my desire to create that motivated me to make a life changing decision to pursue dentistry. A 10-week predental course at Florida Atlantic University really solidified my choice in dentistry. Read on…