Pre-Dental Impressions Day
The pre-dental immersion day was a great way to get a glimpse of dental school from dental students as well as solidify interests in the field of dentistry!
On Friday, March 27th, five DipDental members, Lauren Rasmussen '15, Rachael Weiss '16, Sarah Hafiz '18, Caroline Greco '18, and Jalen Smith '18, left F&M at 6 AM making it in time for Temple University's Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry's first-ever pre-dental Immersion Day. At Temple, participants gained an inside scoop as to how dental school operates and what qualities dental schools look at when seeking dental students. Participants heard from a panel of dental students, as well as the Associate Dean, the Senior Admissions Director, and a professor. They even got to do some practice DAT problems with a Kaplan instructor!
After taking a tour and engaging in mock interviews, the best part was getting to make Impressions of fingers and using a teeth mold. After hearing about how rigorous dental school is, this activity helped to exemplify the artistic side dentistry exhibits and put a smile on the five DipDental members' faces!
First Meeting of the Spring Semester!
Last semester, our co-presidents, Lauren and Kate, worked hard in finding new shadowing opportunities while exchanging numerous emails within the Lancaster dental community. We were finally able to establish a partnership with the Dental General Practice Residency Program through Lancaster General Hospital! During this meeting, we talked about the goals of our club for this semester, possible trips to dental schools, and the start of the shadowing program with Dr. Kevin Risko at LGH. He and his residents are willing to have F&M students shadow them during the week. As it was the first meeting of the year, DipDental gained new members.
Smile of the Month
February 2015: In honor of February and Valentine's Day, we would like to congratulate Sarah Robitaille and Brian Billak on being our Couple Smiles of the Month!
January 2015: Congratulations to Suze Halatyn on being our January smile of the month! Suze wears were invisible retainer every night and flosses daily to keep her teeth pearly white!
October 2014: DipDental would like to congratulate Damont Hardnett on being our OCTOBER SMILE OF THE MONTH! Keep smiling :)
September 2014: CONGRATS TO JAMIE LEOPOLD FOR BEING OUR SEPTEMBER SMILE OF THE MONTH! Her smile brightens up every room and she always wears her retainer!!