Category Archives: Dental

NEW ADEA Resource for 2019: Enrichment Programs Calendar

ADEA is pleased to announce a new resource that benefits prospective dental students—the Enrichment Programs Calendar on ADEA GoDental! The calendar is exclusively designed around enrichment programs and experiences in the United States that focus on dentistry.

Students can search by program name, application deadline, state, educational level and focus area to find opportunities to bolster their preparation for dental school.  Programs listed on the calendar offer enrichment experiences for all levels of education—high school, college, post baccalaureate and graduate students.

We encourage students to check the calendar often as new programs and events will be added continuously.

UB School of Dental Medicine (SDM) Suture Clinic and Open House

School of Dental Medicine Suturing & Splints Workshop and Open House

Saturday, December 1, 2018  11:00am – 3:00pm

Event Location: University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine, South Campus

Want to gain a better insight into Dental School?

Come join us at our UB School of Dental Medicine Suturing & Splints Workshop and Open House! You’ll get to meet faculty, admissions staff, and current dental students. Gain a better understanding of dental school. Learn more about how oral health is associated with overall health and well-being. This event is open to all current undergraduate students, current graduate students, and those who have graduated from college or university. This event is not intended for high school students. Registration is required.

During the day, prospective students will participate in an interactive lecture about trauma, learn how to suture, and experience splinting teeth on a typodont. This workshop will be led by faculty and residents from our Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry. The event includes lunch, school tour, and an opportunity to meet an admissions representative who will discuss our DDS admission requirements and application process.

Learn more & register online by visiting: https://www.asdabuffalo.com/pre-dental

Cost:

  • If a participant is already an ASDA member, no event registration fee is required.
  • For Non-ASDA Members, there is a $15 registration fee required. This fee goes directly to the ASDA Buffalo Chapter so they can continue to offer dental outreach opportunities (i.e. waxing seminar, impressions day).

For more even information, interested students may contact our Pre-Dental Group: ubasdapd@buffalo.edu

Some additional information

Is Dental School Right for You: http://dental.buffalo.edu/education/dds-program/pre-dental-students1.html

About the Program: http://dental.buffalo.edu/education/dds-program/dds-program/doctor-of-dental-surgery–dds-/program-overview.html

Program Details: http://dental.buffalo.edu/education/dds-program/dds-program/doctor-of-dental-surgery–dds-/program-overview/program-overview1.html

How to Apply: http://dental.buffalo.edu/education/dds-program/dds-program/doctor-of-dental-surgery–dds-/how-to-apply.html

 

May 23: Live Interviews With Dental School Application Experts

Attendees will benefit from several free, live, online events for anyone interested in applying to dental school!

Register

  Wednesday, May 23 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time: Log in for Live Interviews With ADEA AADSAS® Staff! Experts from the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and the American Dental Association (ADA) will share advice in three areas of the application process.

  • Transcripts and coursework.
  • The ADA Dental Admission Test (DAT).
  • Letters of evaluation.

Q&A session to follow – you don’t want to miss this live event. There are giveaways for participants!

Plus, students should join us on Thursday, May 24, to take advantage of a unique opportunity to visit with admissions staff from more than 50 dental schools from the convenience of a laptop or mobile device.

Also “stop by” the ADEA AADSAS virtual booth with your application questions on May 23 or May 24 between 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

“See” you soon!

–  The ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs Team

Questions? Email us at virtualfairs@adea.org.

 

May 23, 24: Online Event for Students Interested in Dental School

Do you have questions about applying to dental school? Find the answers during the FREE, live, online 2018 ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs on May 23 and 24! Over these two days, prospective applicants can visit multiple dental school booths and learn about the ADEA AADSAS® application—without travel expenses or registration fees.

What attendees can expect at #GDVF18:

ADEA AADSAS Prep Day Live, May 23 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time (Online)

  • Hear advice on completing a successful ADEA AADSAS application.
  • Learn how to overcome common obstacles related to the application.
  • Gain strategies to better prepare for the American Dental Association Dental Admission Test (ADA DAT).
  • Benefit from the opportunity to chat with customer service representatives who can answer questions about ADEA AADSAS.

Dental School Chat Day, May 24 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time (Online)

  • Interact with dental school admissions officers from more than 50 U.S. dental schools in live, virtual booth spaces.
  • Watch video presentations on financial planning, interviewing and other “hot topics” for successful applicants.

 

2019 ADEA AADSAS (DDS) Application Cycle

Gain Early Access: Start the 2019 ADEA AADSAS Cycle in Mid-May!

 NEW!  The 2019 ADEA AADSAS® (American Dental Education Association Associated American Dental Schools Application Service) “soft opens” on May 15, 2018, allowing applicants to start the 2018-2019 application **three weeks prior** to the official opening.

  • For applicants, this added preparatory time ends the pressure to submit same-day, resulting in applications at-the-ready for submission on June 5, 2018.
  • The submission period runs from June 5, 2018 to February 1, 2019.

Top Benefits for Applicants

  • Gain Early Access. With an early start in mid-May, applicants may submit in early June once the cycle opens.
  • Plan Ahead. Applicants now have extra time to learn what the application requires and what is needed for its completion before having to submit it.
  • Manage Application Costs. Applicants who request an ADEA Fee Assistance may obtain a decision in June.

The 2019 ADEA AADSAS Application Schedule

Starting May 15, 2018:

  • Applicants and reapplicants may begin to prepare the 2019 ADEA AADSAS application in mid-May. Added time for preparation allows applicants to submit early—June 5, 2018 is the first date to submit an ADEA AADSAS application.
  • Applicants can print the Transcript Matching Form and send it to their registrar’s office.
  • Applicants can request recommendation letters.
  • ADEA AADSAS will accept Dental Admission Test (DAT) scores from the American Dental Association (ADA).
  • Applicants requesting funding from the ADEA Fee Assistance Program (FAP) can mail the required documents to ADEA AADSAS.

Starting June 5, 2018:

  • Applicants and reapplicants, make the choice to submit early—June 5, 2018 is the first date to submit an ADEA AADSAS application.
  • If all official transcripts are received, ADEA AADSAS will start the application verification process.
  • Applicants who submitted all required documents for ADEA Fee Assistance will begin receiving decision statuses.

 Questions? Review the ADEA AADSAS instructions on ADEA GoDental or contact the ADEA AADSAS Customer Service Team at aadsasinfo@aadsasweb.org or 617.612.2045.

2019 ADEA AADSAS IMPORTANT DATES

May 15, 2018: 2019 ADEA AADSAS application opens for applicants. Start your application today and submit on June 5.
June 5, 2018: 2018 ADEA AADSAS application opens for applicants
August 15 – September 30, 2018: Academic Update period (1st academic period)
December 1, 2018 – February 1, 2019: Academic Update period (2nd academic period)
February 1, 2019: 2019 ADEA AADSAS closes
February 15, 2019: Last day to submit all official documents to ADEA AADSAS

ADEA GoDental

 

 

Feb. 8 Webinar: Your Window to Successful DAT Preparation

Mark Your Calendar: The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is partnering with Kaplan® Test Prep to present Strategies for a Successful DAT, and you’re invited!

Webinar: Strategies for a Successful DAT
Thursday, February 8, 2018
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Join us for this FREE live, one-hour webinar on preparing for the Dental Admission Test (DAT), featuring representatives from Kaplan Test Prep and two U.S. dental schools.

You will learn:

  • How the DAT factors into the admissions process.
  • Which scores appear in ADEA AADSAS®—the application to dental school.
  • The best study strategies for test-taking.
  • How to tackle the more complex practice DAT questions.
  • Where to learn more about the DAT.

Presenters:

  • B.Lamont Lowery, Director of Admissions, East Carolina University School of
    Dental Medicine
  • Kay H. Malone III, D.D.S., FAGD, Admissions Advisor, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Dentistry
  • Petros Minasi, Director of Pre-Health Programs, Kaplan Test Prep

Attend February 8 and take your DAT preparation to the next level!

Register

 

Apply for the Summer Health Professions Education Program Starting December 1

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and to prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools. SHPEP, formerly known as the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), expanded in 2016 to include a broader array of health professions—part of an effort by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that works to build a Culture of Health.

Apply Today

 

Free webinars for predentals

Below is information on upcoming webinars as part of National ASDA Predental Month in October. All webinars will be recorded for registrants to access later.

Some of the listed webinars are free for ASDA members only.

Predental timeline 
Oct. 3, 7 – 8:30 p.m. CDT

DAT resources & study habits
Oct. 10, 7 – 8:30 p.m. CDT

Paying for dental school
Oct. 16, 7 – 8:30 p.m. CDT
Free for ASDA members only

Scholarships for aspiring dental students 
Oct. 17, 7 – 8:30 p.m. CDT

Interviewing for dental school (live mock interview) 
Oct. 23, 7 – 8:30 p.m. CDT
Free for ASDA members only

Non-traditional paths to dental school 
Oct. 24, 7 – 8:30 p.m. CDT
Free for ASDA members only

 

Brian Jones, membership development manager
American Student Dental Association

211 E. Chicago Ave., Suite 700 | Chicago, IL 60611

312-440-2841 | ASDAnet.org