Five things I wish I’d known before getting into clinic

Screen Shot 2016-02-28 at 10.54.25 AM Graduating from the preclinical labs to the predoctoral clinic brought a lot of anxiety and the unexpected. The experience has been very rewarding though I wish I’d known a few little nuggets beforehand that would have made the transition smoother. Here are a few tidbits that have helped me the past two years in clinic. I hope they can be beneficial to you as well!

Shake up your morning with a smoothie (video)

Screen Shot 2016-01-31 at 3.45.23 PM Ever hit that second snooze and wonder how many seconds you could save in the shower, cut down getting ready or maybe just skip breakfast? While the few minutes more of sleep may seem worthwhile in the moment, the empty stomach and unclear focus to your morning routine will catch up to you by noon. I started incorporating “super” smoothies (read: protein) into my morning and found an improvement in my energy levels and performance. With the help of my mom, a personal trainer of 18 years, I hope to inspire you to develop a healthy morning routine that will deliver the same success in the clinic or classroom.

#WhatShouldWeCallDental shows we’re all in this together

woman using laptopEvery dental student knows that the four years of dental school are difficult and demanding. From testing schedules to clinical requirements, it is hard to find time to relax and unwind. Fortunately, a fellow classmate introduced me to a Tumblr page that kept me cracking up and helped me understand that dental students really are all going through the same thing.

The Tumblr page #whatshouldwecalldental provides an endless supply of gifs that explain exactly what it’s like to be a dental student. The videos contain snippets from TV shows, movies, or other content that has been posted to the Internet. Along with the gif, there is a description of how that video relates to a situation you might experience when in dental school or interacting with patients. Here are some of my favorites…

New to networking? Watch these videos!

Screen Shot 2015-11-16 at 8.57.57 AMHave you ever found yourself at a networking event with seemingly nothing to say? It can be intimidating to walk up to strangers and start a conversation. Luckily, you can hone your networking skills with a little practice and some valuable tips. ASDA has made 11 videos on networking to help you launch into your professional career with confidence. Watch the videos in this post and check out ASDA’s Networking 101 page online.

5 video accessories less than $100

Videos are still on the rise among chapters. YouTube channels are exploding with chapter and district videos and you better believe that people are watching them. From my experience, the difference between a high quality video and one that your chapter would rather not post can be as easy as having the right accessories to help you film. Below are five video accessories that you can find for under $100 that may help you take your videos up to the next level.