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.
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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