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

Navigating Your Experiences in Public Health During a Public Health Crisis

Posted by Poonam Furmah on January 21, 2021

“The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly altered the traditional predental experience. Due to this public health crisis, there are a number of requests from community-led initiatives, government agencies, charitable organizations and nonprofits in public health for volunteers in a variety of roles,” says Poonam Furmah, a second-year dental student at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. 

“This pandemic, although dreadful, offers unique opportunities for prehealth students to serve their local community. However, students must make informed decisions and maintain a superior standard of care to prevent further community spread to themselves and others,” Furmah said. “Not only will this add valuable skills to your repertoire, but it will also benefit those who need it most during this uncertain time.” 

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Student Profile: Thoughts From a Career Changer

Posted by Wendi Clanton on December 16, 2020

Wendi Clanton, third-year dental student at Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, recently connected with the ADEA GoDental team to share her experiences and advice as someone who recently made a career change to dentistry. Read on to learn how she made her way back to her first love of the dental professions later in her career. 

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Navigating Dental School Decision Day

Posted by Joan Daniel on November 19, 2020
As a predental student, dental school “Decision Day” is the day solidifying all your hard work and achieving the first step on the path to the dream you have been working toward. Now it’s time to ask, “How do I navigate it?” Joan Daniel, a third-year dental student at the University of New England College of Dental Medicine, has advice to share based on her recent experiences when she was in your shoes. ... See More
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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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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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