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

Study Tips and Adjusting to Dental School

Posted by Elyse Estra on September 26, 2022

“Whether you’re beginning a predoctoral program leading to a D.M.D. or D.D.S. degree or beginning an allied dental health program leading to a degree in dental hygiene, assisting, therapy or laboratory technology—welcome to the start of your dental school journey,” says Elyse Estra, a third-year dental student at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine.

“The adjustment to dental school, for me, is exciting, yet seemingly familiar. The first day of school means new faces, new lockers, new classrooms and a new workload. You’ve handled this before! Make a friend, ask for directions and welcome each day with an open mind.” Keep reading to learn more about the things Ms. Estra continues to remind herself three years into her own dental school journey.

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