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

Building Your Application: Shadowing and Beyond

Posted by Brianna Kosecki on September 28, 2021
“Applying to dental schools typically requires extensive job shadowing hours to submit with your application,” says Brianna Kosecki, a third-year dental student at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. “Generally, people shadow at a handful of private practices before applying to dental school, and while there is nothing wrong with that, shadowing can be a creative and unique aspect of your application! Read on to learn Kosecki’s general ideas on shadowing opportunities outside of general private practice that can help you set yourself apart from your peers. ... See More

Work Now, Chill Later: Preparing for the ADEA AADSAS Application

Posted by Kristen Horstmann on April 21, 2021
“If you’re applying to dental school this year, you’re probably anxiously counting down the days until the ADEA AADSAS® (ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service) application opens this year on May 11,” says Kristen Horstmann, a third-year dental student at University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry (UCLA SOD). “And who can blame you! It’s an exciting time filled with reflection and hope. But instead of scrolling away the hours until then, consider preparing for your application now to alleviate stress later. Without even opening the application, read on to learn what you can do to prepare the strongest application possible.” ... See More

Make Yourself a More Competitive Applicant During Your Predental Summers

Posted by Tommy Lau on March 17, 2021

“By April or May, I’m sure predental students will want to take a break from studying and enjoy the nice weather outside in the spring and summer,” says University of Michigan School of Dentistry student Tommy Lau. “While you should take a break, the summer is also the perfect time to gain more experience and exposure to dentistry and health care while conducting research to make yourself a more competitive applicant.” Read on to learn some of the things Mr. Lau would recommend all predental students explore. It’s certainly not too early to start planning your summer now.

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