Dental students have big plans for their futures, and we want to help you make the most of it. In our last Career Compass webinar, we received several smart questions from students about what impacts their FICO Scores. High credit scores can translate into better rates on your dental school loans, dental practice loans, mortgages and credit cards. Read on to learn about some key concepts and get tips to improve your score.
When people learn that I started a business in dental school, they often wonder why. Thinking back to my first year, I knew I needed more. I was stressed. I had no outlet. I decided then that I needed to occupy my free time with things that I love. So, I bought a camera and a 35mm lens with some tax refund money from my gap year and started CM Photography LLC.
I may forget my coffee mug or my apartment keys on my way to school, but I will always have my backpack with me. It’s my Mary Poppins bag of dental school essentials, everything I need to help get me through each day. Here are a few things you’ll find in my backpack.
Most people want to avoid thinking about getting hurt, but the fact is, injuries and illnesses do happen. The point isn’t to dwell on the negative but to focus on how income may be replaced in the event of an unforeseen health event. Disability income insurance is a way to manage this risk.
As a fourth-year dental student at the University of Florida (UF), I’ve served patients across the state and found that dental caries was the most common condition I saw. This is no surprise, though, since it is the most prevalent of all oral diseases around the world, according to the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016.
Volunteering abroad can be a great chance to contribute to the advancement of global oral health. However, did you know that service trips could potentially do more harm than good? Before you pack your bags, make sure that you are prepared to volunteer responsibly. Set yourself up to be an ethical advocate of global health by reviewing these important topics.
The American Cancer Society estimates there will be 53,000 new cases of oral and oropharyngeal cancer in 2019, and the ADA is working to provide members with resources that can help them do their part to fight and end this disease.