Dental Students have been facing some changes lately. Recently the National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) was changed from a scoring to a pass/fail system. It took a while for us all to grasp the idea of what this all meant to us especially with regards to residency programs. And now there are further changes for the NBDE in the future. Find out more by reading on …
There are currently 9 dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA) that you can pursue after dental school. One of those specialties, prosthodontics, pertains to the diagnosis, treatment, and maintenance of the oral health of a patient associated with missing teeth. They’re the dental specialists that make dentures, bridges and crowns. Forbes even… Read more »
At the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, a group of enthusiastic and passionate individuals initiated their own dental mission to Honduras. A community service oriented member, Austin Baruffi, USC ‘13, has participated in several dental missions in the past and set in motion his own volunteer group for a dental mission to Honduras. Austin… Read more »
ADPAC recognizes the creativity of dental students, and it is sponsoring a competition (with a $2,000 prize) for the ASDA chapter that makes the best video that explains what ADPAC is, why joining ADPAC is important, or helps illustrate what ADPAC has done and will continue to do for your future profession. All submission will be shown at the ADPAC booth during the 2012 ADA Annual Session in San Francisco.
An actor was one of my first patients. They were trained as a “simulated patient” at the University of Minnesota’s Interprofessional Education and Resource Center (IERC) and Simulation Center. I was given a standardized history of the patient on a computer outside the room and then entered the room to begin my encounter. After the encounter, the patient/actor and myself entered feedback and remarks on separate computers and then we are able to discuss together. The encounters are videotaped for faculty review and for us to look back on…
Now that I have caught your attention with a stunning Florida sunrise, I’d like to fill you in on a ‘first ever’ in dentistry. Yeah, I know there are a lot of firsts in dentistry, which is exactly what makes our profession exciting, and ever evolving. I am referring to the first ever Multicultural Oral… Read more »