Professional lobbyists are paid influencers. Of course, networking is the cornerstone of lobbying. ASDA asked former ADA lobbyist Michael Brzica to speak at National Leadership Conference this past November. In case you missed the meeting, we had Michael distill some of his networking wisdom into four key points. Watch this video to glean networking tips from a professional lobbyist.
Win an ADA Practical Guide to benefit your future practice
The American Dental Association is the premier business resource for dentists, offering dozens of guides on subjects we don’t often learn in dental school. These practical guides are available at catalog.ada.org. Leave a comment on this post to win one of the ADA Guides mentioned.
It’s a jungle out there [or reflections on clinic]
It’s 8:30am on an otherwise lovely Tuesday morning in Birmingham, AL. I carefully peak my head around the corner . . . It seems so peaceful. So innocent. The calm before the storm.
For in a mere 30 minutes, what I see before me will transform into something quite terrifying. A black hole where chaos reigns and confidence and tranquility go to die.
Papers will be flying. Students will be running. Patients will be grunting. Ohhh the horror.
Medicaid’s exclusion of patients with special needs
Imagine for a minute that you have an adult family member who has a neurodevelopmental disorder, such as autism, or an intellectual disability (ND/ID). This individual with special needs must see a dentist to alleviate pain or treat oral disease but you cannot afford care and don’t qualify for Medicaid. What do you do now? How long will your loved one have to suffer?
Now come back to reality. You are a dental student who has the ability to learn, provide care and advocate for patients with special needs. Currently, those with an intellectual disability are the most underserved medical and dental population (MUP).
How is your school getting involved with Predental Week?
The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston (UTSD) ASDA chapter is very excited about the first annual ASDA Predental Week (Feb 17-21)! We would like to share some of the events we have planned to encourage your dental schools to get involved with the predental students and organizations located in your area.
A quick and inexpensive method to create a land on your master impression
Every dental student knows how much time and energy is spent making a perfect master impression. But for many of us, the job does not end after the impression is made. Improperly boxing and pouring the impression can lead to critical errors. Once you have collected the proper materials, this method of creating a land on any type of impression is simple and cost-effective. Read on for step-by-step instructions and a video how-to.
Dental products that claim to be the “future” of dentistry
Good news! The future of dentistry has arrived! Or… maybe not.
It’s a wonder the basic toothbrush has survived so long with so many exciting advancements in dental care. Check out the four videos below and peer into the future of personal oral hygiene. My personal favorite is the mouth guard with bristles in it. Click “read more” to see the full post with videos.