Upcoming Webinars

  • Mythbusters: Advanced standing dental programs

    Oct 17, 2018 at 7:30 PM

    Are you a graduate of a dental school outside of the U.S.? This session will discuss the specific steps to becoming a U.S.-trained dentist. The Advanced Standing/International Dental Student Advisory Committee will also be sharing personal tips that will help you during the application process and fitting into an existing dental school class. 

    You must be a member to attend this webinar. Log in to My ASDA to register (If you're not an ASDA member, you can join here.)
  • Overcoming obstacles: The reapplication process

    Oct 24, 2018 at 7:30 PM

    Only 50% of U.S. dental school applicants are admitted each year. What happens when things don't go as planned? What are your next steps? What are the resources you can use to help you evaluate and craft your plan? What tips are available to help you come out stronger on the other side? Register for this members-only webinar to learn proven steps you can take in reapplying. 

    You must be a member to attend this webinar. Log in to My ASDA to register. (If you're not an ASDA member, you can join here.)

Past Webinar Recordings

  • How to be a well-rounded dental school applicant

    Oct 10, 2018 at 7:30 PM

    Dentistry is a demanding, multifaceted profession. Dental schools in the U.S. are looking at grades and scores, but they are also reviewing skills and experiences that can make a contribution to the profession. What can you do in your undergraduate years to make the strongest presentation to the admissions committee?  Submit your questions ahead of time through Facebook or Instagram, and members of the Predental Advisory Committee and others will get you answers.
  • The Dental School Experience

    Oct 3, 2018 at 7:30 PM

    What is dental school really like? What are the classes like? How does it differ from undergraduate?  How much studying is there? When do I get to work with patients? Will I have a social life? Do I need a supplemental job? How do I start the process of choosing a specialty? What are the different program options and when do I need to decide which to pursue? Learn the answers to these and other questions during this Predental Month webinar. 
  • Conquer the science and math sections of the DAT

    Apr 19, 2018 at 7:00 PM

    The survey of natural sciences section of the DAT aims to test your knowledge of biology, general chemistry and organic chemistry. It consists of 100 questions and will be a marathon of an exam. The quantitative reasoning section contains mathematics-based questions that range from basic algebra to numerical comparison. During this webinar, the panelists will discuss both sections and offer practice questions for you to test your knowledge. Panelists will also share useful test-taking strategies to help you conquer the DAT on test day.

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  • Strategies for the PAT

    Apr 18, 2018 at 7:00 PM

    The perceptual ability test (PAT) portion of the DAT is unlike any other test you have taken. The questions in this section challenge your three-dimensional and two-dimensional visualization skills. During this webinar, panelists will discuss the six different types of questions you will encounter. You will have a chance to try your hand at answering mock PAT questions, hear about popular testing strategies and learn more about PAT study resources and strategies.

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  • Vital Information and Tips for Taking the DAT

    Apr 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM

    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. During this webinar, staff from the ADA, who administers the DAT, will provide general information on the registration process and the exam, tips for studying, common problems encountered by test takers, and the most frequently asked questions. At the end, we will open it up to questions from attendees.

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  • ASDA 101

    Mar 1, 2018 at 7:30 PM

    Join a member of ASDA's executive committee, the former predental consultant and central office staff to learn more about the American Student Dental Association and predental members' role in the organization. Attendees will understand the mission of ASDA, benefits of being a predental member and how to form an official ASDA predental chapter. We encourage predental chapters and clubs to share this presentation with their members.
  • Choosing the right dental school

    Feb 6, 2018 at 7:00 PM

    Transferring dental schools is rare and onerous. So it’s extremely important to make sure you are making the best decision for yourself when choosing which school to attend. Panelists will share their experiences and advice on choosing the right dental school and what factors to consider when making that choice. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists.

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  • Interviewing for dental school (live mock interview)

    Nov 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM

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    Anxiously waiting to hear back from dental schools about interview opportunities? Get ahead of the game and join us for a webinar focused on preparing you for the application cycle’s most daunting task. We’ll join current dental students to run through a live, mock interview, pausing throughout to discuss and learn how to present your best self during your interview.
     
     
     
     (60 minutes + 30 minutes of Q&A)
  • Non-traditional paths to dental school (2017)

    Oct 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM

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    Hear dental students share their experiences and advice on non-traditional paths to dental school. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists at the end.
     
    (60 minutes + 30 minutes of Q&A)
  • Scholarships for aspiring dental students

    Oct 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    This webinar will help you have a greater understanding of the scholarship programs available to dental students and help you become a better applicant. You will gain valuable insight as to what the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and U.S. military's Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) are looking for in a recipient. During this webinar, panelists will cover benefits of the scholarship program, obligations of recipients, evaluation process, types of practices and more.
     
     
     (60 minutes + 30 minutes of Q&A)
  • Paying for dental school

    Oct 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM

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    You may have made the decision to pursue a dental education, but you now need to know what that dream will cost you. This webinar will answer the most frequently asked questions on how to pay for dental school, what you can do to prepare and how ASDA can help.

    During this webinar, an experienced financial advisor will cover:

    • The average amount dental students borrow
    • What type of loan to apply for
    • What is included in student loans (tuition, living expenses, etc.)
    • The process of applying for a loan
    • If government loans are available
    • If establishing credit translates to a better loan
     

     (60 minutes + 30 minutes of Q&A)
     
  • DAT resources and study habits

    Oct 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    This webinar is intended to provide predental students with information and reviews on available DAT study materials. Various resources will be compared based on different types of study habits. The webinar will also include DAT tips, commonly asked questions and advice on how to prepare a study schedule.
     
     
     (60 minutes + 30 minutes of Q&A)
  • Predental timeline

    Oct 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    The predental journey is exactly what it sounds like – a journey! There are so many important considerations for any predental student: What classes should I take and in what year of college should I take them? What are some meaningful extracurricular activities I can participate in? Should I get involved with research and where can I find those opportunities? When is the best time to take the Dental Admissions Test? This webinar will provide guidance on how predental students can plan in order to meet all the requirements for dental school during their application cycle.
     
     (60 minutes + 30 minutes of Q&A)
  • This applies to you: Mastering the ADEA CAAPID

    Jun 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM

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    Are you a foreign-trained dentist interested in practicing in the United States? Applying to an advanced standing or international dentist program can be very stressful. Join a current dental student, a recent graduate and dental school assistant dean of admissions as they walk you step-by-step through the application to dental school. You’ll also learn how to distinguish yourself from the competition.
  • Apply yourself – mastering the ADEA AADSAS

    May 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM

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    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.

  • Dissecting the DAT

    Apr 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    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.
  • Study Methods for the Natural Sciences (DAT)

    Apr 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    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. At the end of the session, attendees will be provided with a coupon code for Memorang and ASDA's DAT study tool.
  • Vital Information and Tips for Taking the DAT (2017)

    Apr 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    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.
  • Make your statement personal

    Mar 15, 2017 at 12:00 AM

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    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.
  • Choosing the right dental school (2017)

    Jan 25, 2017 at 12:00 AM

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    One of the most important decisions that you will have to make is what dental school to attend. Panelists will share their experiences and advice on choosing the right dental school and what factors to consider when making that choice. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions of any of the panelists.