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

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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Plan Your DAT Study Schedule

Posted by on May 14, 2018
Studying for the DAT may seem daunting at first, but with a study plan tailored to your availability, goals, strengths and weaknesses, your target score is within reach. A quick Google search will reveal several DAT study guides from which ... See More

Adventures of a First-year Student

Posted by Chione Daniel on October 17, 2017
For many predental students, getting into dental school will be one of their greatest accomplishments. For me, this dream began in high school, and from there I began my lifelong journey to becoming a dentist. Not having a dentist to ... See More

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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What I Learned From My Dental School Application Journey

Posted by ADEA on May 22, 2015
Listen to a panel of first-year dental students share some of the surprises and challenges they encountered during the dental school application process. In this free, 45 minute webinar recording, first year dental students reflect back on their experience applying to dental school and share some of the surprises and challenges they encountered along the way. ... See More

Serving through volunteerism and advocacy

Posted by Jeremy Jordan on February 20, 2015
“Dental students are like snowflakes—each one is different,” Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry’s Senior Associate Dean for Student Services, Dr. Michael Healy, once said. “In fact, if you ask a room full of one hundred dental students ‘why dentistry?’ you’re almost certain to get one hundred answers.” ... See More