With the COVID-19 vaccination readily administered in local pharmacies, hospitals and even university campuses, the government is attempting to increase the vaccine rate to achieve herd immunity. However, what if you went to your dentist and, after discussing your treatment plan, they were able to administer the vaccine as well?
The ADEA Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program (ADCFP) was founded in 2006 and to date, over 400 dental students from 40 different U.S. and Canadian schools have taken part in it. The goal of the program is to discover and contribute to future dental faculty and researchers through one-on-one mentorship between current dental school faculty and students interested in academic dentistry.
The Integrated National Dental Board Examination (INDBE) was launched in August 2020 as an option for third- and fourth-year dental students to take on their pathway to dental licensure.
My love affair with teeth began in 2003, and early on, I realized the huge impact we can make on others in our community and our friends and family, as well as how rewarding this career can be.
Once we reach our third and fourth year of dental school, many of us turn 26 and face being removed from our parents’ health insurance plans. With the rising cost of health insurance, a significant financial burden is placed on students with few resources easily available to find affordable coverage.
Your feed on social media is full of ads. One minute you’re looking up pulpal necrosis on Google and the next, a plush, personalized, toothpaste subscription box is asking for your email on Instagram. As a dental student, you can’t help but be skeptical of these products and the broad claims they make.
We shower, brush our teeth, set our alarms, read before bed, browse social media to relax before drifting to sleep. We go to bed at an appropriate time, hoping we’ll achieve that golden eight hours of sleep, which we’ve been told time and time again will allow us to be productive the following day. But why do we even sleep and how much sleep do we actually need?