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Dentists & Golf

Check out this ADA News link ! Amateur golfer and ADA member Joseph Viechnicki is competing in this year’s senior open, which takes place July 28-31 at Toledo’s Inverness Club. The senior open is U.S. Golf Association’s premier over 50 event, and Dr. Viechnicki is one of only 25 amateurs who have qualified. Dr. Viechnicki has… Read more »

Giant Bacteria to Make You Smile

Looking for the perfect gift for your favorite dental student? Why not buy a fuzzy replica of the bacteria we all love to hate: P. gingivalis! From stem cells to E. coli, this website offers plush microbes sure to make any science lover smile. Happy Friday! ~Megan Guthman, Alabama ’14

$2,000 Cash Prize for ADA Ethics Contest

Only 10 days left to submit your video to the ADA’s 2011 Student Ethics Video Contest! The submission deadline is July 31. Here’s a quick recap of the contest: Who? The Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs hosts the contest with two goals in mind: to create greater awareness of the ethical dilemmas that dental… Read more »

ADPAC with a side of crawfish

Last week, Aruna Rao, Minnesota ’12 blogged live from the ADPAC Board of Directors meeting in Washington, DC. She challenged ASDA’s chapters to increase their ADPAC membership — the school with the highest percentage of members will get $500 at ASDA’s annual session! ASDA’s 2012 Annual Session will take place in Minneapolis, MN,  Feb. 29 – March 5! At… Read more »

Change in Professional School Interviewing

This recent NY Times article describes an alternative interviewing form some medical schools are adopting. This interview format is geared toward observing the candidates social skills and how they can communicate their ideas with others. The thought is that medical care is more of a team-driven atmosphere and people skills are needed. I recall from… Read more »

Live from the ADPAC Board of Directors Meeting

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday! I am attempting a “live blog” today to bring you all some fascinating information and helpful resources about legislative affairs and advocacy. It is a beautiful day in Washington, DC at the American Dental Association building! I’m honored to represent ASDA on the ADPAC Board of Directors,… Read more »