Predoctoral

Social Media and Professionalism

We’ve talked about Facebook here before. But last week, a blog post in the Health section of NYtimes.com caught my eye. “Should Your Doctor Be on Facebook?” discusses the risks of health professionals engaging in social media. Danielle Ofri, MD, explores the topic: For doctors like me who have waded into social media, however gingerly,… Read more »

Never forget to live life!

Two weeks ago I flew from NYC to sunny California for the Coachella Arts and Music Festival. This year’s line up included hundreds of artists: Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Mumford and Sons, The Strokes, Lauryn Hill, Cee Lo Green… just to name a few. When I was planning the trip, I knew… Read more »

Video How-To: Delivering Criticism

Earlier this month, ASDA’s national leaders came to Chicago for the Spring Leadership Conference. A jam-packed weekend of leadership training included professional speakers, leadership development experts from other associations and a few of ASDA’s own alums to round out the group. A crowd favorite is Dr. Chris Salierno, a past ASDA president and practicing NY… Read more »

A Tour of A-dec

While home in Oregon over spring break, I had a chance to head out to Newberg, and take a tour of A-dec. A-dec (Austin-Dental Equipment Company) is most likely the supplier of the dental equipment at your dental school. This family-built business supplies about 90% of dental schools and is one of the biggest dental… Read more »

Practical Advice

One of the coolest things about being in dental school is when your friends, family and complete strangers start to ask you dental questions.  From your great aunt to the clerk at the grocery store, people want to talk about their teeth.   They ask you questions about their mouths and about their families mouths… Read more »

To Specialize or Not?

For many of you 3rd year dental students it’s about that time for you to make the decision of whether or not to specialize.  In order to help you with your decision, I would like to share a short conversation I had with my family dentist.  I asked him if he were to do it… Read more »