Category: Dental School

Skills Of A Dentist: More Education Required Than You Think

When I started this blog, I was a pre-dental student.  Now that I’m a dentist, I’m still learning everything I can about dentistry.  If you’re on my mailing list, then you already know that I had a tough time getting through my pre-dental science curriculum and doing well on the DAT.  And in dental school, those things were still challenging.  Now, I’m learning that being a dentist also requires a huge business skill set.

One of the things dental school courses don’t talk much about is the business of dentistry.  But I have good news for you… great news, in fact.  That’s because Dr. Ahmed Ezzeldin, DDS, who runs a practice in Gainesville, Virginia decided to break down the secrets of running a successful practice for all the students on dentalDAT.  Dr. Ezzeldin is the real deal, and a really great guy.  Over the course of two months, while running his own practice, he made extra time and asked 21 veteran dentists to reveal their biggest career mistakes, along with their advice for pre-dental and dental students.  A lot of what they said was a complete surprise for me.

So without further adieu, I present Dr. Ezzeldin’s “21 Veteran Dentists Finally Reveal Their Secrets On Building A Successful Dental Career.”  I know it will definitely put your career plans in perspective, and for those of you who aren’t yet in dental school, help you to put the whole picture together of what your options are and what to expect.  Leave a comment if you have any questions, and be sure to thank Dr. Ezzeldin for the great resource!

is dentistry a good career for the future infographic

If you would like to contribute to dentalDAT.com, feel free to contact me with your ideas.

Videos: Anything Dental Related

I thought it would be fun to make a post with a whole bunch of dental related videos. The funnier the better! Use the comment box to suggest videos and I will post them here (assuming they are decently appropriate).

 

Kidstones

 

Leathal Weapon 4 – Uncle Benny

 

Mr. Bean at the Dentist

 

David After the Dentist

Electronic Flashcards for Upcoming Exam 7: Cardiovascular and GI Systems

These are flashcards for my upcoming exam. They cover the GI system and the Cardiovascular system. By no means are they perfect (wasn’t planning on posting them) but this is what I do for studying. I actually imported them from www.flashcardexchange.com (lifetime fee of $20) into Quizlet in order to embed them on the blog. Flashcard exchange has a really good Cardfile study system that I like to use. If you get the card correct it moves to the next stack (choose how many you want but I usually do 4 stacks). If you miss the card it goes all the way back to the first stack. The goal is to get all the cards to the last stack before you take the exam.
NOTE: Any Pictures that were on Flashcardexchange is are posted (ex: the electrocardiogram). I was lazy and did not upload them since they did not directly copy to Quizlet. However, the text is still there in order to explain the concept.

**Content on the cards is not to be used for diagnosing or treating medical concerns. They are for the sole purpose of passing this semesters Exam #7.**