The kitchen table in my family home isn’t just a kitchen table. Sure, my family eats there, but it’s also the place where my dad reviews his patient charts and schedule for the week and where he reads his dental journals.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the most challenging times I have faced. Being isolated and joining classes that were 100% virtual was a big challenge for me. I started my first year of dental school entirely online without knowing any of my classmates or anything about the school. …
At this year’s Annual Session, Justina Anigbo was elected to serve as ASDA’s president for the 2022-2023 term. Anigbo, a student at Indiana University School of Dentistry, made history with her appointment, becoming the first African American woman to serve in this position.
Growing up in Kfarhazir, Lebanon, I have always counted on my family for support. They are the reason why I am in my final year of dental school in the United States, graduating with a dual degree in dentistry and a master’s in public health in May.
Dental school can be busy. Honestly, busy might be an understatement. How we survive that busyness, though — that’s the key. For me, that’s playing and teaching the sport I love: tennis.
Growing up, my dream profession stemmed from watching “Grey’s Anatomy.” I thought I wanted to explore a career in medicine, yet when I got to college, I started to rethink this. My father is a dentist, and I would visit his practice when I was younger, which gave me a sense of what this profession was like. The opportunity to impact people’s lives in a profound way and still enjoy a lifestyle that permitted individual growth appealed to me.