Zoom, Houseparty and FaceTime have certainly seen a spike in their number of users in the last six weeks. We’ve all scheduled a family happy hour or game night to keep in touch with our friends and loved ones. While I love a virtual glass of wine with my family, I’m reminded of the monumental value we have in being connected right now.
The time we spend in dental school is filled with countless hours studying for exams, never-ending practice in the simulation clinic and preparing for procedures once we enter patient clinics. A dental student’s world is already packed full of academic responsibilities, so fitting in meetings that are accommodating to everyone’s schedule is an arduous task for any leader. Luckily, in a society where working from home is becoming common practice, virtual communication can bring together leaders in a manner that’s both convenient academically as well as relaxing for greater productivity.