Public speaking is a part of everyday life. It is a form of communicating that allows us to effectively share our opinion and knowledge with those around us. If this is the case, then why do many shudder at the thought of public speaking?
Last year, we heard from ASDA, current dental students and their financial aid officers that there was a need for a better option to cover the cost of dental school. We’ve also worked with thousands of doctors and dentists in our refinance business, so we knew the challenges they face in paying for school and wanted to help lower the cost.
Each year, ASDA publishes nearly 300 articles in Contour magazine and ASDA Blog combined — planned and written by dental students. Each piece of student-written content can be considered for a Gold Crown Award in the media category, which honors excellence in chapter publications, social media and websites, and outstanding contributions to ASDA national publications.
The patient interview is one of the most critical parts of treatment planning and developing a rapport with our patients. Listening to our patients is a skill we should master, especially when they are telling us about the oral hygiene products they’re using at home.
As dental students, we rarely have time to take for ourselves, let alone to devote to a side job. Long eight-hour days, combined with the need to study for yet another exam, makes free time a precious commodity. However, there are a few ways to make some extra cash on the side without sacrificing too much time and effort.
As dental students, you’ve learned how to prepare for each challenge that comes your way. It should come as no surprise, then, that the best way to ensure that you will do well at a job interview is to prepare. In the short time allocated for your interview, how can you convince a prospective employer that you’re the best choice?
ASDA’s Annual Session, March 4-7 in St. Louis, will bring together students from every U.S. dental school to vote on association policy and elect leaders. Beyond the business of the association, it’s an opportunity to connect with your peers, learn more about hot topics in dentistry and celebrate chapter successes.