Words From Your Peers

Tips to Make the Most of Your Summer From a Predent’s Perspective

Posted by Aileen Cruz-Lezama on June 20, 2019
“During the school year, every day we spend hours upon hours balancing classes, studying, extracurricular activities, leadership roles and, for some of us, jobs,” says predental student Aileen Cruz-Leazama. “Factor in the time we need to eat, sleep and maintain personal hygiene (don’t forget to floss!), we’ve established a lengthy quotidian routine and, before we know it, summer is upon us.”
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Strategy for Success: Using a Grid When Selecting Dental Schools

Posted by Matthew Manly on May 20, 2019
“Preparing for dental school is a lot like driving a car, making adjustments to your speed and direction,” says predental student and Army Reserve Engineer Officer, Matthew Manly. “For example, while you’re driving your brain takes the information from your speedometer, views of the road through the windshield and mirrors, gas gauge and any light indicators (e.g., Check Engine light, etc.) to help you determine how you will get to your destination safely. While preparing for dental school, I created a spreadsheet grid to eliminate some of the ambiguity in the application process and to help me know which schools might be the best fit and offer me a higher chance of acceptance.” 
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SHPEP Student Feature - Predent Marlinda Haudley

Posted by Marlinda Haudley on January 16, 2018
Marlinda Haudley became inspired to enter dental care through her strong desire to give back to her Native American community. The combination of participating in the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) and meeting a woman dentist from the same ... See More

Opportunities for Student Leadership Development in Dental School

Posted by ADEA on December 27, 2016
Students are the cornerstone of dental education. From their contributions to research, advocacy and the classroom, students’ active participation in organized dentistry enriches the learning environment and ensures that dental and allied dental institutions are robust, innovative communities that provide the best education, research and delivery of dental care. 
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Life of a Third-Year Dental Student: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Posted by Wendan Li on December 22, 2016
“The transition into my clinical years of dental school was not an easy one. In fact, it was probably one of the hardest experiences I’ve ever had to go through in life so far. As I’m about to begin my final year of dental school, I want to share some of my experiences with clinic this past year. Hopefully my story will serve as motivation for other third-year students,” says Wendan Li, a student at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry. ... See More

Educational Programs for 2017: Find Your Ideal Opportunity

Posted by on November 21, 2016
Becoming a dentist is a rewarding career choice. Participating in an educational program is a great way to help you become a successful dentist. Finding the perfect opportunity can be time consuming, so it’s important to know what you are looking for from the beginning. Just like with any career choice, choosing next steps and the path that suits you best involves research, so we’ve listed a few different types of programs for students planning to apply to dental school and those who are already in dental school as a starting place. ... See More

The Importance of Internships and Shadowing

Posted by Tyler Brown on May 18, 2016
As students, and throughout life, there may be circumstances when we pursue an opportunity and fully commit ourselves to it, only to realize later that the opportunity isn’t what we had hoped or thought it would be. On the other ... See More