Dental study clubs are a small group learning and teaching format, usually consisting of eight to 10 people with a specific topic or learning agenda for the day. Most clubs are clinically focused, where the group spends time discussing cases or methodologies.
The journey to dentistry is associated with high levels of stress due to habits of perfectionism, economic pressures, the constant need for approval, overwhelming situations and patient anxiety. Therefore, our brains often require a decluttering process I like to call “mental floss.”
Dr. Jessica Meeske, senior partner at Pediatric Dental Specialists of Greater Nebraska, leads a group practice with four locations in diverse cities throughout Nebraska, serving pediatric patients who are on Medicaid. Here, she discusses the challenges and rewards of working in her practice.
I believe that most of us were eagerly anticipating the turn of the page leading into 2021. While New Year’s Day is a great benchmark to leave the past behind and reconstitute ourselves as better people with specific goals and drivers, it is important to acknowledge that life is a collection of events, and we remain a product of our past experiences as individuals.
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.
One lesson I learned my first year was understanding my learning style and applying it to how I learned and studied for exams. As a visual learner, I find it most helpful to read through a PowerPoint while following along with the text and images the professor discusses.