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Clinic Pearls of Wisdom: Laura Rojas

Today’s post is full of #wednesdywisdom from Dr. Laura Rojas. Laura was my classmate at UMSOD and president of our Special Care Dental Association (SCDA). I was fortunate to work closely with Laura, since we were assigned "sister" General Practices (GP's) within clinic. We even co-therapied patients together! Laura has an extraordinary soothing influence on…

Clinic Pearls of Wisdom: Kathy Ong

Today’s post is full of #wednesdywisdom from Dr. Kathy Ong. Kathy was my classmate at UMSOD and has a heart of gold. 💛 Now a resident with Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, DE, Kathy was the recipient of the 2020 Student Leadership Award presented by the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation. The honor recognizes…

Job Search Timeline

After graduation, the world is your oyster! But, you should have a clear understanding of the licenses you must secure before pursuing job opportunities. Here’s what you need (in this order)! 1. Disability Insurance: First, secure disability insurance to lock in discounted student rates. For more information, see my post on disability insurance (coming soon)!…

How to Ace Gross Anatomy

Within the didactic curriculum, Gross Anatomy is a heavy-hitter. Typically, it’s the D1 course assigned the most credits; therefore, it’s weighed the most heavily in your GPA calculation. Acing Gross Anatomy will significantly benefit your GPA and class ranking, opening opportunities for scholarships and future specialization. My advice to D1’s, above all else, is ace…

The New CompeDont Tooth

All of your hard work in dental school boils down to the CDCA ADEX board licensure exam (no pressure 😅)! This year’s examination was particularly challenging, with the unexpected transition to the CompeDont Non-Patient Based Exam. I recently completed the CDCA ADEX Class 3 Restorative Exam on the new CompeDont tooth. Here’s my personal experience!…

Specializing in Endodontics

Interested in pursuing a specialty in endodontics? Read below for an interview of my colleague, Cassandra, who is an Endodontics Resident at the University of Maryland! She provides some great advice for dental students who are considering endo! 1. What general advice do you have for students interested in specializing in endodontics? I would say…

Write the Perfect Personal Statement

Your personal statement provides the admissions committee a glimpse into who you are, beyond your GPA and DAT score. This is your chance to “sell yourself!” Why should you be selected for admission? What past experiences demonstrate that you will be a successful dental student and dentist? Given the importance of your personal statement, it’s…