For fourth year dental students, graduation is just around the corner. In this post, the dentists who wrote “So You Want to be a Dentist?” offer some advice they wish they’d had before graduating dental school.
Upon 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.
With 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?
Think you know your food? Here are some dental facts related to a few everyday foods. Read on and let us know what dental-y food facts you’ve read in the comments section.
If you’ve visited ASDA’s website recently, you may have noticed that we’ve been counting down to today for quite a while. That’s because it’s the first day of Annual Session 2014, also known as “the best week ever.” But what makes this meeting so special? Is it the networking, the keynote speaker and other educational sessions, the exhibit fair or the President’s Gala? The answer is D. All of the above.
Annual session is a great environment to reconnect with what you enjoy most about the profession. Whether you made it to Annual Session 2014 or not, read on for how to make the most of a professional meeting.
Alabama is not known for its winter weather. But on the night of Feb. 12, about 5 inches of snow fell on Birmingham. AJ Fennell, a third year dental student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, braved the icy roads to pick up his friends from a high rise building in downtown Birmingham. They planned to go sledding at a local park.
Find out how a simple photo of the skyline raised more than $7,000 for a colleague in need…
For a nontraditional applicant, the process of applying to dental school can seem complex and overwhelming. As nontraditional applicants ourselves, we have experienced the frustrations of uncertainty first-hand. Most resources are geared toward the large numbers of traditional applicants, who continue on to dental school immediately after college. However, as the pool of nontraditional applicants increases, it is vital to provide resources for these students to help them along their dental school application journeys. For some, this simply means explaining how to complete and submit their AADSAS application. For others, the road is a bit more nuanced, requiring guidance in necessary coursework, DAT preparation, shadowing and more. As part of ASDA’s Predental Advisory Committee, we have created a guide specifically geared toward nontraditional applicants to assist them in the process.