Top 7 resources for predental students

ideaYou’re a predental and there is one thing on your mind = getting into dental school. You’ll have to work hard for good grades and a high score on the DAT. Your hard work combined with ASDA’s resources for predentals should make for some exciting results. Here are the top 7 resources you should be utilizing as a predental member of ASDA…

9 things to bring on an interview

9-interview-itemsInterviews can be a stressful experience. Here are a few suggestions for things to bring along to make sure you interview day goes as smoothly as possible.

1. Book: Interview days often involve a lot of traveling and waiting. After arriving at the dental school, you shouldn’t be on your phone, and you can only read through the information packet so many times. Having a good book will not only give you something to do before your interview day starts, but it can also be a great conversation starter for your interviewer. However, once the day begins, it is also a good idea to be social and get to know the other interviewees.

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Why you should join LinkedIn as a predental

Screen Shot 2013-11-06 at 8.18.11 AMAs 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!

How did predental involvement impact your college experience?

TMOM - Baylor ASDAApplying 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!

Don’t neglect your own teeth!

smiling girlWithout 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.