In conjunction with Henry Schein, the launch of the “Student Ambassador Scholarship Program”, and the continuation of our “Grass-Roots” campaign, THE NEXTDDS has attended chapter-sponsored ASDA events at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, and SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. These opportunities allowed THE NEXTDDS representatives to interface with dental students, exchange insights, and build a more personal relationship with those in attendance.
Throughout these events, we were equally encouraged by speaking directly with some of the 11,000 enrolled members of THE NEXTDDS, as well as students who had not yet been introduced to the program but were eager to join the community once informed.
Henry Schein school store managers, Pat Monaghan (Temple), Brande Daniels (VCU), and John Sloane (Stony Brook) were instrumental in facilitating our participation and introducing us to some key student leaders.
While these events represent one facet of the program’s long-term outreach initiative, we believe in the mission of THE NEXTDDS as striving to provide relevant tools and resources for all of tomorrow’s practitioners, and will continue our grassroots engagement efforts throughout 2014 and beyond.