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 »

Space solutions for your tiny rental

If you’re a dental student, chances are you’re also a renter. Your space could range from quite big to very small, depending on where you go to school (NY dental schools, we know how it is!). But even if you’re renting a nice little house, you probably share it with others and keep your personal items mainly to the bedroom. Living in a tiny or shared space can be stressful, but it can also be a fun challenge…

Website shout out: Oklahoma

The ASDA chapter at Oklahoma celebrated July 4th with a BANG! This bang was their brand spankin’ new website launched July 2nd. The website has been usable since June but their website designer made all updates live when he was building it and the official finished product was made right in time for July 4th. And boy was the wait worth it!

NYU goes “amalgam free”

Citing environmental concerns, the New York University College of Dentistry announced in a letter to students and faculty last week that it has decided to go “amalgam free”. According to a letter written by Dr. Mark Wolff, D.D.S., Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care and Associate Dean for Pre-doctoral Clinical Education:… Read more »