Today is the first day of ASDA’s second ever National Leadership Conference! If you couldn’t make it to Chicago for this leadership-tip-packed weekend, we still have you covered. Dentists are leaders in their practices and often their communities as well. ASDA helps prepare students for the leadership expected from health professionals. Below are four resources to hone your leadership skills right now.
The class of 2014 at Oklahoma is the face of a tradition built in the late 1970s and driven into the present day. But times are changing for us. Since we started in 2010, our clinic delivery model has changed on a yearly, sometimes semester-ly basis. In the spring of 2011, our Dean of Academic Affairs gave us a presentation about something called The Legacy Project. We were taken aback by the drastic changes it proposed, including dropping some classes entirely, reworking others and introducing new ones to expand our clinical experience.
Completing the requirements to graduate dental school is a difficult undertaking. Now envision that same grueling clinical process, but subtract dental insurance coverage from your patient population. Unfortunately, this has become a reality for dental students throughout Illinois.
This summer, we featured an infographic on the history of the toothbrush. Today, we bring you the history of dental advances! From Egyptian dentistry to nanotechnology, the profession continues to advance. Leave a comment below if you have an idea for an infographic you’d like to see on Mouthing Off!
As an officer of my predental organization, it has been a challenge to plan activities and speakers that our club has not already participated in. Until recently, I had always thought resources like LinkedIn were not of much use to predental students. However, once I created an account and connected with professionals in the dental field I realized how wrong I had been!