The Best Blogs of Mouthing Off: Predental

It’s the middle of the week, and the middle of our blogging rally recognizing the most notable posts of 2014. Today’s blogs are by a special demographic of ASDA. Our Predental writers have really stepped it up this year, and have been accountable for more blogs posts than ever! Our predental writers are not only leaders in their schools and communities, but many have gone on to be accepted to dental schools and soon will be your dental school classmates. ASDA is thankful for predental students who are already catching ASDA fever. Thank you to all the predental authors and members who have contributed or read Mouthing Off in 2014! (We decided to include 4 top blogs today because we just couldn’t resist!)

The Best of Mouthing Off – Predental

Screen Shot 2014-12-11 at 12.21.44 AM 5 things every predental should know, by Michelle L. Thomas

As a former president of the University of Florida’s Predental ASDA chapter, I am constantly consulted by predental students for advice. After having more conversations with predental students than I can count, here are my top five pieces of advice that every predental student should know…


Screen Shot 2014-12-11 at 12.24.00 AM Getting into dental school is more than just good grades, by Erin Diskin

Predental students are often consumed with how important their GPA and DAT scores are when applying to dental school. Although they are definitely crucial to gaining acceptance into dental school, the application contains other areas that students can use to strengthen their application. To ensure you are a well-rounded, competitive applicant when you hit the “submit” button, focus on these important areas…



Screen Shot 2014-12-11 at 12.26.06 AM Life in reverse: full-time work to full-time predental student, by Ryane Staples

You’re not Jim Halpert, and you don’t work at Dunder Mifflin Paper Co., but like him, you know you don’t see yourself retiring doing the same job you’re doing now. In fact, you know that you’re not even in an industry you want to retire in. You may like the people around you, you may like the paycheck, you may even like the job itself, but there’s an itch left unscratched. And, let’s face it, nobody wants an itch they can’t scratch…



Screen Shot 2014-12-11 at 12.27.24 AM 9 things to bring on an interview, by Jill Markowitz

Dental school interviews can be a stressful experience. Here are a few suggestions for things to bring along to make sure you interview day goes as smoothly as possible. (Hey fourth years, these tips are great for job and residency interviews too!) 1. Book: Interview days often involve a lot of traveling and waiting. After arriving at the dental school, you shouldn’t be on your phone, and you can only read through the information packet so many times…

Thank you again to all our predental authors!

Do you have a favorite predental post that comes to mind? Share in the comment box below!

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~Neek LaMantia, San Francisco ’16, electronic editor

Neek LaMantia

Neek is a dental student at the University of California, San Francisco and ASDA's electronic editor. She works with bloggers to schedule content on Mouthing Off each week and also runs a personal blog called Say Yes to DDS.

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