Predental

My most influential predental experience

FAU Intro to DentistryAs 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…

Choosing dentistry as a second career

For many new college students, choosing a career and laying the foundation to achieve that career was determined in high school. For some, changing your career path to another is actually quite common. However, what is one supposed to do when that decision is made well after college and having been out in the workforce? I was one of the latter, what many call a “career-changer.” Read more about Philip’s journey to dentistry…

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…