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What you should know about the ADAT in 2018

The ADA launched the Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT) in April 2016 targeting third- and fourth-year dental students as well as practicing dentists who are interested in postgraduate training. The exam provides advanced dental education programs with a means to assess applicants’ potential for success in a postgraduate program. With the third year of the ADAT test cycle approaching, let’s take a look at the 2017 ADAT results and some changes that are taking place for 2018.

‘Your Essential Guide to Dental School Admissions’: Book Review

No matter where you are in the process of applying to dental schools, “Your Essential Guide to Dental School Admissions” by Dr. Helen Yang is a must-read. Applying to dental school may be overwhelming, but this resource “for pre-dents, by dentists” provides firsthand knowledge from new dentists about this formidable yet exciting process that marks the beginning of your dental career. These contributing authors, many of whom have served on the admissions committees at their dental schools, have a breadth of experience and strategies about ensuring strong candidacy and building a well-respected application for the dental school you wish to attend.

Disability and life insurance at no cost? It’s true.

To be completely honest, would any of us ever think about disability and life insurance if no one told us how important it is? I never thought about it until I heard a presentation at one of the ASDA conferences, and it really got me thinking. Learning about insurance is actually pretty interesting, especially disability and life insurance. While it’s something I hope none of us have to use, I’ve learned that disability and life insurance is one of the greatest assets we could have. The way I see it, getting this insurance is not only something I can do for myself but also for my family.

Celebrating diversity

In 2002, the United Nations General Assembly declared May 21 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. In honor of this day, ASDA’s Council on Professional Issues asked dental students to discuss the importance of diversity and how their chapter celebrates members’ unique differences.

Let’s Talk: borrowing money to start a practice

This episode of Let’s Talk features Christian Pearson, National Director of Dental Partnerships at Treloar & Heisel in a conversation with Jon Burns, Vice President at Bank of America Practice Solutions, a specialty division focused on providing financing to dentists who seek to establish their own practices.

Five unexpected benefits of becoming a dental educator

Many dental professionals are drawn to a career in education. Some of the benefits are obvious: You get to give back to the profession by passing on your knowledge; you gain prestige from your participation in an academic program; and you can depend on a stable (though low!) income. In addition to those, there are other, more unexpected benefits that come with a career in dental education.