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! 2. State…

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?…

What’s in my Bag? Clinic Edition

Arriving to clinic prepared was a recurring theme in my two-part series on tips for starting clinic. See Part 1 here and Part 2 here. So, what exactly should you bring with you? See below for what’s in my bag, clinic edition! My Clinic Bag During our D2 year, each student was gifted with an electric toothbrush!…