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Writing a Personal Statement for Your Dental School Application

Posted by Anirudha Agnihotry, B.D.S., D.D.S. on March 25, 2020

“The personal statement is one of the most important parts of the ADEA AADSAS® (ADEA Associated American Dental School Application Service) application,” says Anirudha Agnihotry, B.D.S., D.D.S. “It gives a dental school’s admissions committee the opportunity to assess your motivations and decide if you will be extended an invitation to interview. Often, it takes a long time to write it, and individuals may feel lost on how to approach it. I will help guide you on the path to what I believe is a successfully written and effective personal statement.”

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Dental Hygiene and Advocacy Join Forces

Posted by Jane Walsh, RDH, J.D. on August 20, 2018
After serving in the United States Air Force, Jane Walsh, RDH, J.D., Program Director of Dental Hygiene at Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Dentistry (LSUSD), obtained her dental hygiene degree and then later her Juris Doctorate (J.D.). ... See More

Thoughts from the Academy of General Dentistry Vice President

Posted by Neil J. Gajjar on October 13, 2017
Neil J. Gajjar, D.D.S., MAGD, is honest about the fact that dental school wasn’t easy. There were times he wondered if his hard work would one day pay off, but he continued to persevere. Today, he runs a successful 10-doctor practice in Mississauga, Ontario, and always devotes time to giving back to the profession of dentistry and to his own community. Read on as Dr. Gajjar gets candid with the ADEA GoDental team about his passion for learning.
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Dental Research: Underexplored Career Territory

Posted by Jane A. Weintraub on December 22, 2016
Jane A. Weintraub, D.D.S., M.P.H., was studying as a predental student when a bite from the “research bug” sparked her love of scientific discovery. An interest in science, art and dental public health soon transformed into a fulfilling career option ... See More

One Dental Hygienist's Path to Increasing Access to Dental Care

Posted by Kelli C. Johnson, RDH, B.A.S. on June 15, 2016

What if you could provide dental care to the underserved community on a grander scale? Kelli C. Johnson, RDH, B.A.S., does just that as a dental program manager for AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia. Working together with corporate dental teams, Ms. Johnson is able to establish fresh initiatives geared towards providing dental care to an increasing number of children and adults with Medicaid insurance. Ms. Johnson recently sat down with the ADEA GoDental team to enlighten us about the multifaceted world of dental insurance and how her career path began in dental hygiene. 

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