Disability Insurance

As you near completion of dental school, you should secure student-pricing for disability insurance. Disability insurance will provide you with an income in the event you become unable to practice dentistry due to disability. I know you have A LOT on your plate as a D4, but here’s why you want to secure student-pricing ASAP:…

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…

Associateship Week 1

Are you curious about the transition from student/resident to associate? Reflecting on her first week in practice, I interviewed fellow dental blogger, Dr. Alenna Monet from The Dental Journey. She offers some great insight into her first week as an associate dentist, including her workload and when she finds time to squeeze in hygiene checks!…

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…

Specializing in Oral Surgery

Interested in pursuing a specialty in oral surgery? Read below for an interview of my colleague, Dr. John McKelvey, who is entering his oral surgery residency this fall! He provides some great advice for dental students who are considering OS! 1. What general advice do you have for students interested in specializing in oral surgery?…

Specializing in Periodontics

Interested in pursuing a specialty in periodontics? Read below for an interview of my colleague, Dr. Sharlene Demehri, who is entering her periodontic residency this fall! She provides some great advice for dental students who are considering perio! 1. What general advice do you have for students interested in specializing in periodontics? The more exposure…

Specializing in Orthodontics

Interested in pursuing a specialty in orthodontics? Read below for an interview of my colleague, Dr. Katie Garrett, who is entering her orthodontics residency this fall! She provides some great advice for dental students who are considering ortho! 1. What general advice do you have for students interested in specializing in orthodontics? I would advise…

Managing Clinical Emergencies

Dental school focuses heavily on didactics during D1 and D2 to equip students with sufficient medical knowledge to respond to clinical emergencies. Common emergencies may include hypoglycemia, issues with hemostasis, lacerations, panic attacks, and syncope.  I have asked a couple colleagues (who will remain anonymous for this post) to describe a clinical emergency they faced…