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Second Year Spotlight

9 minute read
I thought it would be fun to look back at some of the work I did during my second year here at Midwestern. After...
Stressed Out

$1 Million in Dental Student Loans

15 minute read
The Wall Street Journal ran an article today about Mike Meru, an orthodontist in Salt Lake City, who now has $1,060,945.42 in student loan...
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Half of a Dentist: D2 in Review

5 minute read
Dental school is hard. The second year is harder than the first. At least, that's my opinion. Here's a look at what we've done...
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Stab Lab: Comfortably Numb

4 minute read
Today I am writing this with a numb mouth. The left half of my mandible, my cheek, my tongue, and all of my teeth...
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NBDE Part I Failure Rate Much Higher in 2017

5 minute read
The Joint Commision of National Dental Examiners (JCNDE) recently released an updated version of their annual report on the National Board Dental Examinations (NBDE). As...
Ready for DEX week!

DEX Week Days 2 and 3

4 minute read
DEX week at Midwestern involves multiple clinical competency exams. Monday was the OSCE exam that I talked about previously. Tuesday through Friday we were assessed...

DEX Week Day 1: OSCE

2 minute read
Today kicked off DEX competency week for second years here at Midwestern. The DEX competency exam requires second year students to prove proficiency in...
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An Introduction to Laser Dentistry

5 minute read
Today was our first laser dentistry rotation. The dean of our dental clinic is the former president of the American Association of Laser Dentistry...
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ADA/ASDA National Lobby Day in Washington D.C.

6 minute read
This year we took thirteen Midwestern Arizona students to Washington for National Lobby Day with the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Student...
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TeamSmile Arizona

2 minute read
TeamSmile is a charitable advocacy group that partners oral health professionals (and students) with professional athletic organizations. The TeamSmile event here in Arizona featured...


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