Becoming a dentist is a rewarding career choice. Participating in an educational program is a great way to help you become a successful dentist. Finding the perfect opportunity can be time consuming, so it’s important to know what you are looking for from the beginning. Just like with any career choice, choosing next steps and the path that suits you best involves research, so we’ve listed a few different types of programs for students planning to apply to dental school and those who are already in dental school as a starting place. ... See More
According to the American Dental Education Association Official Guide to Dental Schools, more than 20 dental schools in the United States and Canada offer dual or additional programs for dental students to pursue Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degrees. However, ... See More
As students, and throughout life, there may be circumstances when we pursue an opportunity and fully commit ourselves to it, only to realize later that the opportunity isn’t what we had hoped or thought it would be. On the other ... See More
Nkiru Vance, a senior dental hygiene student at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston (UTSD), is a rising star and well on her way to a successful career in dental hygiene. Ms. Vance recently ... See More
"My interest in dentistry did start at an early age, when I began losing my primary teeth. As they began crumbling to tiny pieces, I had to have my teeth removed. I was toothless for several years of my life, which affected not only my physical appearance but also my emotional well-being. Once my permanent teeth came in, I began to appreciate the care that my dentist, orthodontist and oral surgeon provided me. With their help, I gained not only a smile, but also an elevated self-esteem." ... See More
I have wanted to become a dentist since the sixth grade. At the time, I just thought my orthodontist’s office was cool, and the equipment my orthodontist used on my braces fascinated me. But when I looked in the mirror after he took off my braces, I couldn’t believe how much better my smile looked. It was the smile on my orthodontist’s face, though, that made me realize how rewarding his job is. From that day forward, I have been trying my best to make my dream of being a dentist come true.
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How would you like to explore the dental profession, connect with dental schools and admissions officers from all over the country and have fun—all while saving travel fees, time and energy? We are excited to tell you that it is ... See More
Last year when I signed up for the ADEA GoDental Workshop and Recruitment Fair in San Antonio, TX, I knew the experience would be extremely valuable. Upon further reflection, I realize I got much more out of the program than I ever anticipated. This year the event will be held on March 7 in Boston, MA. I hope reading about my experience will help solidify your decision to attend in March.
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Predental student Tabitha Asher tells of her initial struggles in college and how seeing her prehealth advisor put her on the right path. ... See More
Joining a pre-dental club is a great way to meet other students who share similar career goals and can provide you with resources and support through your pathway to dental school. If your university does not have a pre-dental club, consider starting your own! Here are ten tips to help guide you in starting a pre-dental club. ... See More