Predental

Where should I apply to dental school?

ASDA District MapWhen it comes to dental school applications, how do predental students decide on where to apply and ultimately, which school they should attend after receiving acceptance letters?

I spoke with several predental students via email and in person at Pittsburgh’s Dental Science Club drill & fill to find out. Read on to see their responses…

How clinical simulation courses can benefit predentals

Dental perspectiveSo you’ve decided you want to be a dentist and you’re looking for a way to gain valuable first-hand lab experience. I have just the solution for you! Two years ago, as I was nearing the end of my undergrad, it dawned on me that I was lacking any sort of dental experience in the clinical lab setting. Thanks to the predental club at my school, I learned about an intensive two-day simulation course over the upcoming summer presented by the ASDA chapter of Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Arizona. Read on for more about summer opportunities for predentals!

Why choose ASDA as a predental?

Screen shot 2013-04-04 at 2.01.20 PMOur predental club enrollment rate is close to 50 percent, which is 70 students, and our goal is 100 percent. Why? As president of UCLA’s predental club I have personally seen the benefits. Read on to hear why this predental member sticks with ASDA…

Why dental enrichment programs benefit predentals

attachment-4076002593Two summers ago, as I headed into my freshmen year as a UCLA undergrad, I did something my fellow Bruins would consider treasonous—I spent two weeks at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC, my school-to-be’s primary rival. I soon discovered that the annual Dental Explorers Program was one of the most exciting and rewarding programs I have ever participated in. Read on to find out what you could gain from a dental enrichment program…

Embracing dental research as a predent: starting a journal club

Realistically, not every predental student will have the opportunity to participate in dental research as an undergraduate. However, it is possible for predentals to find other ways of engaging in dental research and learning about topics relevant to their future profession. With a committed and inquisitive group of students, you can start a dental research journal club…