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November 19, 2021 News News

Third Annual Exam Puts Technical Skills to the Test

by University of Toronto

On November 7, oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) residents from across North America participated in a research project called the Oral & Maxillofacial Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills (OMOSATS) exam. Although called a technical skills “exam”, the main focus

November 17, 2021 News News

Egypt: Dental College Shut Down for Training Students on Buffalo Teeth

by Gulf News

A college of dentistry has been closed by court order for training its dental students on buffalo teeth instead of providing specialized labs and necessary equipment, such as models of human teeth, local media reported. About 320 Egyptian dental students

November 4, 2021 News News

Congratulations to This Year’s Winners of the Bernard Weissman/Dentatus Student Achievement Award!

by Dentatus

Annica Elmart from the Faculty of Odontology at the University of Malmö, Mohamed Abdulkadir Hussein from the Faculty of Odontology at Umeå University, Erica Johansson from the Faculty of Odontology at the University of Göteborg, and Agne Kvedaraite from the

November 3, 2021 News News

Dental Students Feel Inspired, Grateful for New Pathways

by University of Manitoba

Ex-physio has ‘big goal’ to improve access to dental care Terrell Okotcha has experienced the severe pain of being injured on the football field. But he says the agony he suffered from untreated dental issues was worse. “I’ve had a

October 29, 2021 News News

Dentistry, Dental Hygiene Students Help Cleanup Campus

by UM Today

The Bannatyne campus is looking spick-and-span thanks to students from the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry and the School of Dental Hygiene. Fifteen members of the college’s Student Environmental Group and volunteers picked up about four garbage bags worth of trash earlier

October 15, 2021 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew grads

Words of Wisdom

by Oral Health

The best advice comes from people who have lived it, so we asked a few of our editorial board members to share their words of wisdom as you embark upon your dental career. Bruce Pynn, MSc, DDS, FRCD (C), Thunder

October 15, 2021 Feature Dental StudentsMental HealthNew dentistsNew grads

Under Pressure: Dealing with Stress and Anxiety

by Akhil Chawla, BSc; Lesia Waschuk, DDS. MEd

Dental school, like any professional educational program, is challenging. Students are expected to develop their manual dexterity skills and maintain a heavy course load, which makes it difficult to maintain the balanced and healthy lifestyle that they know is important.

October 15, 2021 Feature Dental StudentsMarketing strategiesNew dentistsNew gradsSocial media

Is It All Instaworthy?

by Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CDTP

Social media is a blessing and a curse, but either way, it’s the way of the future (and so are you!). Caps off to you! You’re about to graduate during a global pandemic, and as you patiently await the ink

Entering the World of Dentistry: 5 Pieces of Advice for the New Grad
October 15, 2021 Feature Dental StudentsGeneral PracticeNew dentistsNew grads

Entering the World of Dentistry: 5 Pieces of Advice for the New Grad

by Michelle Budd, DDS. Patient Safety Consultant, dentalcorp; Nicola Deall, Chief People Officer, dentalcorp

Like any profession, stepping into the real world of dentistry after graduation can be intimidating. Building a plan for your development now will help set you up for a successful and rewarding dental career in the long term. While dental

Financial Realities After Dental School & Six Principles to Follow
October 15, 2021 Feature Dental StudentsFinancesNew dentistsNew grads

Financial Realities After Dental School & Six Principles to Follow

by David Chong Yen CPA, CA, CFP; Eugene Chu, M.Acc., CA, CPA

Graduating from dental school is a monumental accomplishment. It is usually accompanied with huge loans/debt ranging from $250,000 – $500,000 depending on if one graduated from a Canadian or foreign school. Panoramic Perspective Consider:Advertisement If you wish to own your

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October 15, 2021 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew grads

All I Really Need to Know, I Learned After Dental School

by Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta, B.Sc., DDS

What’s my biggest regret – dental school. I don’t regret going; I regret not doing it right. I would go through dental school all over again … and pay for it. Why? You see, I was an unlikely dental student.

October 15, 2021 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew grads

A Note From the FCDSA President: A Lifetime of Lessons in Two Years

by Saif Matti, FCDSA President

Each year, Oral Health invites us to contribute a piece to their student issue, and the article tends to be focused on our organization, the Federation of Canadian Dentistry Student Associations (FCDSA). However, in light of the pandemic, I have

October 15, 2021 Feature Dental StudentsEditorialNew dentistsNew gradsPractice management

Design Your Professional Future

by Mark Lin BSC, DDS, MSC, FRCD(C); Peter Barry CMC, RRDH

The learning curve for recent graduates transitioning into private practice is steep and very rewarding for those who prepare themselves for thriving in a profession that is under rapid transformation. After four challenging and rewarding years, you will anxiously await

September 20, 2021 News NewsOral Health

The QS World University Rankings of Best Dental Schools

by QS Quacquarelli Symonds

The QS World University Rankings by Subject are based upon academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. The 2021 Dentistry ranking is now available to view. Of the Canadian universities, UBC Vancouver Campus appears ranked at #36 and U of

September 16, 2021 News DentistryNews

Fourth-Year Texas Dental Students Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

by LaDawn Brock, Texas A&M University College of Dentistry

The federal government’s 2021 expansion of individuals qualified to deliver COVID-19 vaccines led Texas A&M University College of Dentistry to equip dental students to join the fight against the pandemic. “The idea started in January when dentists were still not authorized to

September 14, 2021 News FluorideNews

University of Calgary Students Urge ‘Yes’ Vote on Fluoridation in Fall Election

by CBC

Some University of Calgary students are urging other students to vote in favour of restoring fluoride in the city’s drinking water in this fall’s election. Fluoride naturally occurs in some foods and is found in the Bow and Elbow Rivers at a

September 9, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentistry Students Drill Down the Most for Tuition Fees in Canada

by Wolf Depner, Goldstream Gazette

Domestic students in Canada pursuing a degree in dentistry pay on average the highest undergraduate tuition fees, while future teachers pay the lowest. According to Statistics Canada, fees for aspiring dentists average out at $22,731 for 2021-22, tops among 19

August 23, 2021 News DentistryNews

Celebrating the Next Generation of Dental Professionals: Dentsply Sirona and the AADR Honor Student Researchers with the 2021 SCADA Awards

by Dentsply Sirona

Dentsply Sirona and the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) congratulate the winners of the 2021 Student Competition for Advancing Dental Research and its Application Awards (SCADA) program. Dental students participated in the virtual competition and awards ceremony as part

August 16, 2021 News Dental StudentsNews

Dental Students in England Offered £10,000 to Switch University

by The Guardian

Students who have won a place on an oversubscribed dentistry degree in England are being offered £10,000 to transfer to a different university with places available. But universities warn cash incentives won’t relieve the pressure on many dental courses. Like

August 6, 2021 News Dental StudentsNews

‘It is All We Know’: Dental Students, Graduates Discuss COVID-19’s Lasting Impact on Education

by ADA

From virtual lectures to increased infection control procedures in clinical classes, dental students experienced a multitude of changes during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ADA News asked current students and recent graduates about how the pandemic affected their dental school courses