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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

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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.

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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
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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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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

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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

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New U of T Satellite Dental Clinic Welcomes its First Patients

by University of Toronto

A new, state-of-the-art satellite dental clinic operated by the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry is helping students gain critical skills while providing lower-cost care for patients. “These rooms are large and beauitfully coloured,” said Catherine Crowe, an artist who

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WesternU College of Dental Medicine Receives Federal Grant to Increase Faculty Diversity

by Western University

Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine (CDM) received nearly $1 million in federal funding to increase diversity in the dental workforce and provide equitable oral health care in rural and underserved areas.  CDM was awarded a HRSA

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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 15, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dental Resident Draws on Military Background to Treat Complex Cases

by University of Toronto

As a dentist in the Canadian Armed Forces, Jesse Barker had to think on his feet – a skill that’s coming in handy during graduate dental training in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry. “The skills you learn in military basic

September 15, 2021 News DentistryNews

Three USask Researchers Become Fellows in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

by University of Saskatchewan

“We congratulate these exceptional scholars, who exemplify USask’s strength and diversity in health research,” said USask Vice-President Research Baljit Singh. “Their leadership unlocks the creativity, innovation and community potential of interdisciplinary exploration.” The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) is one of three national

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ADEA Statement Calls for COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for Dental Schools, Programs

by The American Dental Education Association

In the face of surging infections by the delta variant, the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is now calling on its member institutions and programs to require COVID-19 vaccinations for their faculty, staff, students and residents. The well-being of oral

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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

September 9, 2021 News DentistryNews

Study Published in JDE Finds Gender Differences in Dental Students’ Self-assessments

by The American Dental Education Association

Male dental students overestimate their performance more significantly than females, and both genders self-assess their skills more positively compared to scores given by faculty, according to a study published in the Journal of Dental Education (JDE). The study—“The effect of gender

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NIH Awards $2.3M Grant to ADA Science & Research Institute, in Collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, to Study Oral Mucosa

by American Dental Association

The American Dental Association Science & Research Institute (ADASRI), together with the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, will examine the mechanisms that maintain and disrupt the barrier function of oral tissues in the presence of periodontal disease, commonly

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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