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The power of knowledge

thumbnailAs a dental student or recent graduate, you’re getting ready to make one of the most important decisions of your life: determining your career path. And with the right knowledge, you have the power to control your future—from where you live, to your financial status, to what type of practice you work in. Aspen’s student resources present you with all your options—and the information you’ll need to make the right choices for you.

How to present yourself

Screen Shot 2014-03-10 at 8.56.11 AMThis month’s Mingle Monday comes to you from the 2014-15 Editorial Board. The brand new Ed Board met for the first time at Annual Session 2014 and wanted to share some tips on how to present yourself. Watch the video for dos and don’ts when making a first impression at a networking event. Do you have any tips for how to meet people in a networking situation?

Setting anatomical teeth

Screen shot 2014-02-28 at 10.11.29 AMUpon completion of your first anatomical tooth set up, after the hours of pain and strife, and the multitudes of faculty checks, you end up with an acceptable set up. It is not until you build up the courage to practice again, and are dumbfounded at the idea (and proof) that a person can become worse at a task they supposedly mastered.

What to do when two clinic professors have differing opinions

Screen shot 2014-02-28 at 9.32.36 AMWith each new patient comes a complex set of systemic illnesses and oral conditions. Similarly, with each new professor comes slightly differing opinions and a subtle subjectivity in clinical judgment. So what do you do when these differences in opinions affect both you and your patient?With each new patient comes a new complex set of systemic illnesses and oral conditions. Similarly, with each new professor comes slightly differing opinions and a subtle subjectivity in clinical judgment. So what do you do when these differences in opinions affect both you and your patient?