This virtual idea exchange featured predental leaders sharing best practices and innovative ideas related to running their predental clubs:
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Predental Society discussed the four community service committees they created this year. They then shared their process for developing committees, picking committee leaders, how often the committees meet, how often they hold events, problems they have encountered and how they have solved those problems.
The University of Central Florida Predental Club shared their experience in building their volunteer efforts over the last three years. They have numerous partnerships with dental organizations and the Florida Department of Health to provide their members valuable hands on experience.
The Virginia Tech University Predental Club presented on the educational component of their club. They hold bi-weekly educational workshops for members on topics to prepare for dental school, such as timelines, resumes, the DAT and interviews. They also participate in community service outreach events, including oral health presentations at local elementary schools and supply fundraisers for nursing homes.
The Ohio State University Predental Club shared their experience attending the Chicago Dental Society’s Mid-winter Meeting. They provided tips on how they raised funds and organized for the trip.