Presentations

Welcome Message 
Moderator: Dr. Phil Pierpont, The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston  

Why Dentistry?

A current dental student tells her story about why she decided to go into dentistry and what inspires her about the profession. 

Presenter: Adrienne Perry, Vice Chair, ADEA Council of Students, Residents and Fellows, Howard University College of Dentistry 

Tips for a Successful Application  
Learn what it takes to submit a successful ADEA AADSAS application from a panel of dental school admissions officers.  

Panelists:
Corky Cacas, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Kathy Candito, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
Stephanie Perry, Georgia Regents University College of Dental Medicine
Eugenia Mejia, New York University College of Dentistry 

Life Stories 
Current dental students and practicing dentists describe their paths to dentistry and how they overcame challenges along the way to achieve their goals. 

Academic Enrichment Programs Overview
Part I
Part II 
Learn about academic enrichment programs and how they can benefit you. 

Presenters:
Henryne Tobias, ExploreHealthCareers.org,ADEA
Bridgette Hudson, Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), Associationof American Medical Colleges
 

Financing a Dental Education
Learn about recent changes in financial aid and loans, how to control the cost of dental school and how to prepare for repayment after graduation. 

Presenter: Paul S. Garrard, ADEA Senior Advisor for Student Financial Services
  
Tips for Taking the Dental Admission Test
The DAT is designed to measure general academic ability, comprehension of scientific information and perceptual ability. While all dental schools require the standardized test, results are only one factor in evaluating admission potential. Get the latest information about the DAT and how best to prepare for the test.

Presenter: Kathleen Hinshaw, American Dental Association