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Let technology help you form healthy eating habits

weight loss appOn January 1st of this past year, like millions of others around the country, I made the cliché New Year’s resolution to eat healthier and trim a few pounds. Sounds familiar, right? But this time, things were a bit different. I had just finished my first quarter of dental school, and the dreaded freshman 15 that I had so successfully avoided in college hit me like a dormant ton of bricks out for retribution. All those free slices of pizza from lunch-and-learns definitely didn’t help my cause.

As if school isn’t enough of a challenge already, how can dental students strike the right balance between work, nutrition and exercise to lead healthy lifestyles while maintaining good grades? As I worked through my resolution, I found that these two goals, living healthy and doing well in school, go hand-in-hand in a surprising way.

How to stand out in an interview (in a good way)

Screen Shot 2015-09-22 at 4.43.20 PMIt’s that time of year!! Interview season has commenced. As you go off to your residency interview (or maybe you are a predental student preparing for the big interview you’ve been waiting for), you want to make sure you are prepared in all capacities, including your outfit. You probably have asked yourself at one point, “How can I stand out?” or “What will set me apart from the other candidates”? There is nothing wrong with standing out and making a great initial impression, you just want to make sure you do it in the right way. Read on to find out how!

5 ways to succeed in a team environment

teamworkYou’ve heard phrases such as “working in a team environment” and “team dynamics” so often that their actual meaning can become overlooked. Understanding the true concepts underlying these phrases can go a long way in maximizing a team’s output while enhancing our own understanding of where we fit in the team and how we contribute our most valuable skill sets.

According to a 2013 study by the journal Human Resources for Health, interdisciplinary team work in the healthcare setting is becoming more prevalent in this age as a result of various factors. These include an aging population with more complex health needs, the increasing complexity of skills and knowledge needed to provide comprehensive care, and fragmentation of disciplinary knowledge due to increasing specialization in the health professions.

Five reasons you can’t miss NLC

ASDA National Leadership Conference Chicago 2014The premier leadership training opportunity for dental students is quickly approaching! ASDA’s National Leadership Conference (NLC) is taking place October 30th-November 1st in Chicago and it is an unparalleled opportunity for students. Here are five reasons you do not want to miss NLC this year:

Long distance relationships (LDRs) while pursuing the DDS

happy coupleLong distance relationships are never easy, but the added stress and time commitment of dental school can make them nearly impossible. My boyfriend and I met a few months prior to my move from Manhattan to Buffalo, New York, for dental school. We went from living 12 city blocks apart to a daunting 400 miles. Over the past year, we have learned a lot and I am here to share five secrets to LDR success.

Introducing D5, the dental student’s guide to private practice

2425-8 D5 Blog Post_ThumbnailImage_305x206_082615[6]Do you dream of opening your own private practice, but feel daunted by the task? You’re not alone. We’ve heard from dental students that many want to open their own practice and be their own bosses, but they are concerned about finances and a lack of management knowledge.

While dental school does an excellent job of preparing students for practicing dentistry, it doesn’t always provide the necessary skills for starting a private practice.