Predoctoral

Prosthodontics – Is it for you?

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 »

$2,000 ADPAC Video Contest

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.

More than a robot

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…

First ever Multicultural Oral Health Summit

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 »