Category Archives: Dental

2018 ADEA AADSAS Application is Open!

The 2018 ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (ADEA AADSAS®) cycle is open! Applicants can now begin applying online.

Upcoming webinar on the AADSAS

Webinar: Apply yourself – mastering the AADSAS

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

7:00-8:30pm CDT

Free for ASDA members, $10 for non-members


With each dental school receiving thousands of applications each year, what will you do to stand out? Join dental students as they tell their acceptance story and walk you step-by-step through the application to dental school. In addition, learn from a dental school assistant dean for admissions on how to distinguish yourself from the competition.


Riki Gottlieb, DMD, MS, assistant dean for admissions, VCU School of Dentistry
Sable Muntean, LECOM `18, 2016-17 chapter president
Craig McKenzie, Pennsylvania `21, 2016-17 predental consultant


Future Dentist? Register for the ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs!

Is applying to dental school on your horizon?  

Want to learn more about dentistry—the #1 Job in the U.S.*?

Don’t miss the 2017 ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs, ADEA’s two-day online event where you can visit multiple virtual dental school booths—without travel or registration fees.

ADEA AADSAS® Prep Day Live
Log in on Sunday, May 21 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time to:

  • Watch presentations about the Dental Admission Test (DAT), the ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (ADEA AADSAS) and the dental school application process.
  • Chat live with a loan repayment strategist and representatives from ADEA AADSAS customer service and Fee Assistance Program (FAP).
  • Download videos, brochures and other dental school information.

Dental School Chat Day Live
Log in on Thursday, June 15 from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time when you can:

  • Hear directly from the source! Speak directly with admissions representatives from over 45 U.S. dental schools.
  • Expand your knowledge and prepare. Watch presentations on a variety of topics, including financing a dental education, dental school interviews and much more.
  • Gain new perspectives! Network with current dental students and other prospective dental school applicants in a live chat forum.

Register today on ADEA GoDental. You only need to register once to access both event days.

We encourage you to share this interactive, informative event with friends, classmates, colleagues and other individuals interested in dentistry.

“See” you in May!

-The ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs Team

Spread the word with #GDVF17!


Participate in ASDA DAT Week, April 17-21

The American Student Dental Association (ASDA) invites you to join predental students nationwide in celebrating DAT Week this April.

During the week, national ASDA will host three webinars:

Vital Information and Tips for Taking the DAT (2017)
April 17, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. CDT
Free for ASDA members and non-members – Register now

Description: The Dental Admission Test (DAT) is an integral part of applying to dental school and can be a source of tremendous stress for predental students. This session is intended to provide valuable information so that students can feel as comfortable and prepared as possible before they sit for the test. The webinar covers general DAT information, tips for studying, common problems encountered by test takers, and the most frequently asked questions about the DAT.

Presenter:  Nicholas B. Hussong, BA, manager, test administration, American Dental Association

Study Methods for the Natural Sciences (DAT)
April 19, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. CDT
Free for ASDA members and non-members
Register now

Description: As dental students know, you can’t fake your way through the Natural Sciences section of the DAT: either you have the knowledge on test day, or you don’t. This session will go over methods of not only learning that information, but retaining it as well. You’ll learn how to harness technology to study in the most effective and efficient ways, and will have the opportunity to ask high-scoring dental students for their advice.

Dissecting the DAT
April 20, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. CDT
Free for ASDA members and advisors/faculty*; $10 for non-member predentals
Register now

Description: Don’t let the DAT get you down! With a few simple strategies, several sections of the DAT can easily be broken down. This webinar will specifically look at two sections that are less familiar: the PAT and reading comprehension. Join our panelists as they dissect practice questions using common and lesser-known strategies. Panelists will also share general test taking tips so that you’ll be prepared to dominate the DAT.

*Advisors and faculty should contact Brian Jones to register.

For more information about DAT Week, go to You can also contact Brian Jones, membership development manager, at or 312-440-2841.

Spirituality in Health Care Dinner and Presentation

You’re invited to a potluck dinnerand presentation on
“Spirituality in Health Care”
Friday April 7, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Here are some questions that this talk and discussion will be addressing:
What does medical research say about the link between spirituality and health?
Why should we ask patients about their faith? Isn’t that unethical?
When is it ok to pray with patients and how do we do it?
How can we assist patients in improving their health and well-being by addressing physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs?
Whatever other questions you may have regarding this topic

David Holmes, MD, Clinical Assoc. Professor, UB Dept. of Family Medicine

Dr. Holmes is a family physician who sees patients at ECMC Family Health Center and the UB|MD Addiction Medicine Clinic. He teaches at UB and directs a course titled “Faith, Medicine and End of Life Care”. He also directs the global health education program where UB medical students and residents provide medical care in developing countries. His research activities focus on spirituality and addictions. He is the volunteer Medical Director for Good Neighbors Health Care and the Cornerstone Manor clinic. His UB faculty profile is at:

Good Neighbors Health Care 175 Jefferson Ave. Buffalo, NY 14210
(there’s plenty of off-street parking) Tel: 716-856-2400

Those who are interested, can get a tour of Good Neighbors and the Harvest House Ministry Center and learn more about the great things that take place in this building. Good Neighbors provides free healthcare for the uninsured and underinsured. The free services include primary care, psychiatry, dental care, optometry (with free glasses), chiropractic care, mental health counseling, social work and spiritual care. All services are free and are provided by volunteers. Good Neighbors is open Monday evenings, Wednesday mornings and Friday afternoons. For more info about these services check out:

Please contact Chris Sullivan, Director of CMDA of WNY


Come and enjoy! All are welcome regardless of beliefs, field of study or occupation.
Your family and friends are also invited.

Please note that students are not required to bring any food for the potluck, but please be sure to RSVP.

2017 Manot Cave Dig summer opportunity

Predental students —

Are you interested in a different type of international trip?  Join a team of researchers, faculty, and students to Israel to be part of a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to better understand how knowledge in craniofacial development can inform us about archaeology and anthropology.  The research team has published preliminary findings in Nature (28 January 2015) that has garnered interest around the world.  Additional information can be gleaned from the project Facebook page (manotcaveproject).

Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine is a partner in this dig and is organizing two volunteer student groups to assist in the research in the month of July.  The costs for participation are $1,000 plus travel costs if the student wants to stay for 2 weeks or $1,500 plus travel for 3 weeks.  Meals and lodging are included.  DEADLINE: April 1, 2017.

For specific details and information, please contact Yvonne McDermott ( , subjection “Manot 2017”).  Note that spaces filled up quickly last year for this opportunity.


Important Update: The Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (ADEA AADSAS®)

The Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (ADEA AADSAS®) will transition to the 3.X application platform for the 2018 application cycle. The ADEA AADSAS application opens on June 1 and complete instructions will be available on ADEA GoDental in late March.

The new application features an enhanced user experience and interface, improved application flow, updated coursework entry functionality, interactive messaging, and dental school customization options. ADEA AADSAS applicants will benefit from this new, streamlined process, and will have access to each school’s listings and requirements, individually customized through the platform.

Important Changes for the 2018 ADEA AADSAS Application Cycle:

  • Applicants can match their courses to fulfill prerequisite course requirements for a particular school before submitting their application to a dental school.
  • Applicants can request transcripts from World Education Services (WES) and Educational Credential Evaluation (ECE) directly within the application, eliminating sending documents by mail.
  • Applicants reapplying to 2018 ADEA AADSAS will not be able to carry over their information from the previous cycle. However, moving forward, re-applicants will be able to carry their information from the previous cycle.

Important ADEA AADSAS Dates for 2017 (all times listed are in Eastern Time)

  • May 21: ADEA AADSAS Prep Day Virtual Fair*, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. (ADEA AADSAS staff available to speak with students.)
  • June 1: 2018 ADEA AADSAS application opens for applicants, by noon.
  • June 15: ADEA GoDental Virtual Fair*, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Dental school admissions officers available to speak with students.)

*Registration is now open at

Personal Statement Webinar for Predentals

Make your statement personal (webinar)

March 15, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. CDT
Free for members; $10 for non-members*
Register now

Your personal statement is your big opportunity to demonstrate your enthusiasm, potential and suitability for dental school. The more competitive the school is, the more likely your personal statement could be the deciding factor. Learn from a group of panelists on how to craft a memorable statement that is personal to you.

Panelists: Kay H. Malone III, DDS, FAGD, Admissions Advisor, UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry
Kyle Larsen, Colorado ’17, 2015-16 District 9 trustee
Mackenzie Bates, Virginia Tech ’17

Register now

*Join ASDA today for $63 and receive access to all ASDA webinars plus many other benefits.


UB School of Dental Medicine (SDM) Impressions Day and Open House

UB Pre-dental students are invited to attend the Spring 2017 Impressions Day & Open House on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 11:00am – 3:00pm.

This event is sponsored by the Buffalo Chapter of the American Student Dental Association [ASDA].

During the day, prospective students will have the chance to meet with faculty, admissions officers, and current dental students. Additionally, they’ll receive a tour of the dental school and learn more about joining ASDA.

Lunch is included and students will be provided a parting gift.


  • 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).

Please contact Maria Mangine DDS ‘18, our Buffalo ASDA Pre-Dental President, for more information.

University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine

Preparing for Medical and Dental School

The UB Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and CSTEP are co-sponsoring “Preparing for Medical & Dental School” on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9:00am – 3:00pm in the UB Jacobs School of Medicine – 150 Farber Hall (Butler Auditorium). This event is FREE and open to all students.

Why should you attend:

  • If you are thinking about or interested in a career in medicine
  • To learn important information about the medical school application process, the interview process and medical student life from current UB medical school students, local physicians, admissions staff and medical faculty.
  • To hear from Kaplan regarding the MCAT
  • Experience hands-on lab activities

This is a great chance for students interested in applying for medical school to meet and speak directly with current physicians, medical students, faculty, admissions staff, see labs within UB’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and complete hands-activities.

Please register at or at this LINK by Monday, February 27th.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.