Throughout the year, THE NEXTDDS Student Ambassadors develop outstanding blog content that help their fellow student’s with practice management, dental school, or a certain dentistry-related topic. We complied the top 5 Student Ambassador blogs of 2015 and made them easily accessible in a downloadable piece. Check them out!
How to Survive Your First Year of Dental School
Most of you have been in this situation and some of you may be approaching this situation, but don’t fret! Student Ambassador, Justine, from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, shares her top 4 tips for surviving your first year of dental school. For incoming students, take some notes! Justine’s words of advice are helpful! And fellow student peers, share your own tips that helped you survive your first year!
An Experience with Interprofessional Education
Student Ambassador, Lyn Wilson, from Augusta University’s Dental College of Georgia, was given the unique opportunity to help teach first year medical students how to perform head and neck examinations as well as oral cancer screening exams. She discusses her experience and how it can help develop rapport and respect for different healthcare professions. Find out more on the experience!
CAD/CAM: Ceramics for Every Situation
There are 4 leading ceramics on the market today, so how do you know which one will suit your patient’s needs the best? Molly Stice, Student Ambassador from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, goes over the features of each type to make sure you pick the right ceramic for your patient’s replacement.
Controversy Surrounding Live Patient-Based Examinations
Back in April, Student Ambassador, Paul Dyrkacz, wrote an exceptional blog that brought to light the issues that surround the use of live patients for licensure. He also highlights that there is no uniform licensure across the nation, and, instead, dental students looking to be able to practice in multiple states may need to take different licensure examinations to practice.
It’s OK to Ask for Help
Finishing off the year with a bang was Yale Cho’s, Student Ambassador from University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, blog about asking for help. Sometimes we let our pride get in the way or believe we will be judged or persecuted if we are struggling personally or educational-wise. Yale, without going into too much detail of his significant life changes, discusses why it is okay to ask for help and gives some great tips that he was given by his clinic manager.
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