How to present yourself

Screen Shot 2014-03-10 at 8.56.11 AMThis month’s Mingle Monday comes to you from the 2014-15 Editorial Board. The brand new Ed Board met for the first time at Annual Session 2014 and wanted to share some tips on how to present yourself. Watch the video for dos and don’ts when making a first impression at a networking event. Do you have any tips for how to meet people in a networking situation?

How to network like a lobbyist

Screen Shot 2014-02-07 at 4.12.21 PMProfessional lobbyists are paid influencers. Of course, networking is the cornerstone of lobbying. ASDA asked former ADA lobbyist Michael Brzica to speak at National Leadership Conference this past November. In case you missed the meeting, we had Michael distill some of his networking wisdom into four key points. Watch this video to glean networking tips from a professional lobbyist.

A quick and inexpensive method to create a land on your master impression

thumbnailEvery dental student knows how much time and energy is spent making a perfect master impression. But for many of us, the job does not end after the impression is made. Improperly boxing and pouring the impression can lead to critical errors. Once you have collected the proper materials, this method of creating a land on any type of impression is simple and cost-effective. Read on for step-by-step instructions and a video how-to.

7 reasons to attend ASDA’s Annual Session

Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.32.13 PMRead this post for a slideshow with 7 reasons you should attend ASDA’s Annual Session 2014 (Feb. 26-March 1). If you’ve been to the meeting before, you know it as the “best week ever.” Whether you’re interested in networking with other dental students, participating in ASDA’s House of Delegates or learning from the educational sessions offered, Annual Session always delivers. Watch this video trailer and then look over the 7 reasons you’ll want to attend Annual Session 2014 at the Disneyland Hotel.

Marquette University’s “Amazing Dental Race” fundraiser

crossword puzzle27 teams. 2 geographic areas. 1 epic race.

The creative minds of #MarquetteASDA’s fundraising committee concocted the perfect recipe for an ASDA chapter event. It included one scavenger hunt, one killer app, 13 locations, 13 challenges and one epic after party. Through months of planning and organization the fundraising committee culminated one mind-challenging, chapter-building race around the Marquette University Campus and Downtown Milwaukee.

In space, no one can hear you swish

Screen Shot 2013-11-04 at 8.37.57 AMFor those who have had a chance to check out the recent blockbuster movie Gravity, you might have noticed a dental appliance making a brief cameo about 20 minutes into the movie. If, like me, you watched the movie with other dental students, then this may have raised an interesting question in your group about how exactly oral hygiene takes place in space…

Free online resources for dentists

chairside liveWhen faced with a difficult case or questionable diagnosis, I usually first seek the advice of a friend, and then a faculty member, and then either my class notes or textbooks. Recently, however, I’ve discovered another network that I think dental students (and dentists!) should at least consider or explore.