Words From Your Peers

Opportunities for Student Leadership Development in Dental School

Posted by ADEA on December 27, 2016
Students are the cornerstone of dental education. From their contributions to research, advocacy and the classroom, students’ active participation in organized dentistry enriches the learning environment and ensures that dental and allied dental institutions are robust, innovative communities that provide the best education, research and delivery of dental care. 
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Life of a Third-Year Dental Student: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Posted by Wendan Li on December 22, 2016
“The transition into my clinical years of dental school was not an easy one. In fact, it was probably one of the hardest experiences I’ve ever had to go through in life so far. As I’m about to begin my final year of dental school, I want to share some of my experiences with clinic this past year. Hopefully my story will serve as motivation for other third-year students,” says Wendan Li, a student at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry. ... See More

The Importance of Internships and Shadowing

Posted by Tyler Brown on May 18, 2016
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

Learn to Lead With a Purpose

Posted by Katherine Urrutia on October 20, 2015
"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

Future Dentists: Advice From a Rising College Student

Posted by Thomas (TJ) Pinto on September 15, 2015
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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Calling all predental students: Don't miss this event

Posted by Andrew P. Halverson on February 20, 2015

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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