Tips From Current D.D.S. and Dental Hygiene Students

Finding A New Balance During Uncertain Times

Posted by Jisha T. Panicker, B.D.S., M.P.H. on May 20, 2020

“Striving for balance and maintaining positive mental health amidst the COVID-19 crisis can be a daunting task. The uncertainty and stress accompanying the pandemic impacts all of us and poses a threat to our mental health and well-being,” says University of Michigan School of Dentistry postgraduate student Jisha T. Panicker, B.D.S., M.P.H. “As we seek certainty where it does not exist, our brain reprograms itself to protect our body by increasing our attention to risk and threat. So, I’ve penned some healthy ways to navigate this uncertainty, anchored with quotes from Dr. Maya Angelou to help us sail smoothly in our daily lives. May her words give your days a hearty dose of beauty and inspiration.”

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Happy and Healthy in Dental School: What Does Wellness Mean to You?

Posted by Joan Daniel on December 18, 2019

“Dental school comes with a different set of stressors than college or the working world,” says Joan Daniel, a second-year dental student at the University of New England College of Dental Medicine. “All at once, you are expected to learn a variety of new, challenging concepts and clinical skills, balance school with family, friends and other responsibilities, all while making it look completely manageable the whole time. Free time is rare and it’s easy to feel fatigued by the end of the day.” Read on for Ms. Daniel’s words of advice on how students can avoid feeling burned out. 

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Plan Your DAT Study Schedule

Posted by on May 14, 2018
Studying for the DAT may seem daunting at first, but with a study plan tailored to your availability, goals, strengths and weaknesses, your target score is within reach. A quick Google search will reveal several DAT study guides from which ... See More

Adventures of a First-year Student

Posted by Chione Daniel on October 17, 2017
For many predental students, getting into dental school will be one of their greatest accomplishments. For me, this dream began in high school, and from there I began my lifelong journey to becoming a dentist. Not having a dentist to ... See More

Revelations of a D2 Student: Journey to Dental School

Posted by Carol Gilbert-Orrego on August 14, 2017

The ADEA GoDental team recently had an impactful encounter with a determined second-year dental school student with an inspiring story to share. Read on as nontraditional student Carol Gilbert-Orrego, M.S., RDN, LDN, chronicles the ups and downs she faced on her long road to dental school in a vivid portrayal of perseverance, courage and good old American grit.

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