Upcoming Webinars

Past Webinar Recordings

  • 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.

    This webinar is only available to ASDA members

  • 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.
  • The Path to Becoming a U.S.-Trained Dentist

    Oct 6, 2016 at 12:00 AM

    This webinar focuses on tips for a successful application to dental school and career choices for international dentists who want to practice in the United States. The presenters will:

    • Explain the differences between AS-IDP and a residency program
    • Share how to improve your application in order to gain acceptance into dental school
    • Explore options on progressing your career after graduating from dental school
  • The Do's and Don'ts of the Dental School Interview

    Oct 4, 2016 at 12:00 AM

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    The interview. It's the last step in achieving your dental school dream. Now that you’ve put in the hard work studying for the DAT and submitting your application, let ASDA help. Panelists will discuss several strategies for success including:

    • How to properly prepare
    • Dressing for success
    • Best practices for common interview styles
    • Potential questions

    The session includes a 30-minute Q&A session with the panelists.

    This webinar is only available to ASDA members

  • So You Think You Know Dentistry?

    Oct 3, 2016 at 12:00 AM

    Everyone has their preconceived notions about what dentistry is. General dentists drill and fill, endodontists work under high magnification and “tinker” all day, orthodontists straighten teeth and OMFS operate. Well, similar to other professions, dentistry is constantly adapting, developing and advancing. This webinar will discuss some of the ways dentistry is evolving in scope with the help of technology to provide better oral health care to patients. This promises to be a very informative session and one that will enlighten attendees on trending and niche aspects of dentistry just in time for interview season. The session will also include a 30-minute Q&A session with the panelists.
  • DAT Day and Beyond

    Jul 20, 2016 at 12:00 AM

    Your scores on the Dental Admission Test (DAT) will be critical in your quest to attend dental school. This two-part webinar provides insight on what to expect during the exam and how to manage stress before and during the test in order to optimize your performance. This webinar also provides guidance on next steps, including what to do with your scores and how to prepare for a re-take, if necessary.
  • Ready, Set, DAT!

    Jul 18, 2016 at 12:00 AM

    This webinar hosted in conjunction with DAT Week provided an overview on preparing for the Dental Admission Test (DAT) with advice on:

    • DAT study materials, resources and their cost
    • Recommended preparation timeline
    • Q&A with panelists
  • Vital Information and Tips for Taking the DAT (2016)

    Apr 21, 2016 at 12:00 AM

    The Dental Admission Test 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.
  • Scholarships 101: Federal programs for aspiring dental students

    Feb 23, 2016 at 12:00 AM

    This webinar will help you have a greater understanding of the scholarship programs available to dental students and aid you in becoming 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 covered benefits of the scholarship program, obligations of recipients, evaluation process, types of practices and more.
  • Leadership Path: From Predental to Dentist

    Nov 19, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    In your future career as a dentist, you will be faced with making difficult decisions, delegating roles and managing your team responsibly. These skills can be acquired through volunteering in a predental leadership role. Leadership opportunities are available within your predental club, your school and community, and ASDA. However, before you commit yourself, learn from those who have already embarked on this journey.
  • Choosing the Right Dental School (2015)

    Feb 12, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    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.
  • Non-traditional Paths to Dental School

    Feb 10, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    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.
  • Dental school and practice in the U.S. for International Dentists

    Dec 11, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Are you an international dentist interested in applying to a U.S. dental school and practicing in the U.S.? Watch this video to hear international dentists who graduated from a U.S. dental school share their experiences attending an advanced standing or international dental program and finding a job. An immigration lawyer also presented the U.S. practice options and requirements.
  • Financing Your Dental Education

    Sep 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    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 covered:

    • Basic vocabulary terms (loans, borrowing, interest, etc.)
    • What 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.
  • Preparing for the DAT

    May 20, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    This hour-long webinar hosted in conjunction with Student Doctor Network reviewed preparing for the DAT with advice on:

    • Scheduling the DAT (when, where and how)
    • Overview of the four DAT sections
    • Study tips from two dental students who recently went through the process of applying to dental school
    • DAT study materials and resources
    • Tips for test day
    • Q&A with panelists
  • The Dental School Experience

    Feb 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Watch this webinar recording from ASDA's National Predental Week and hear the panelists share their experiences and advice on:

    • Choosing a school
    • Interviewing
    • Selecting the right classes
    • Extracurricular activities
    • Q&A with panelists