Only 50% of applicants are accepted into dental school each year, leaving the remaining half of applicants dejected. In extreme cases, some of those are at risk for depression, anxiety and a loss of ambition. The panelists for this webinar will teach you how to develop strong habits and healthy ways to respond to rejection. In addition, a dental student will share their own personal journey of overcoming initial rejection and eventually gaining acceptance into dental school.
Erica Ashauer, MA
Erica Ashauer, M.A. is the director of health professions advising at Elmhurst College. Prior to becoming a pre-health advisor, she developed a strong background in student development. She advises students pursuing the health professions in addition to coordinating programs and activities for them. She also implements the recommendation committee process, helps students understand the procedure for applying to professional schools, assists students with personal statement and resume writing, and conducts mock interviews. Erica has served as a student organization advisor for the Elmhurst Pre-Dental Club and the campus chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta. She is a member of the National Association of Advisors to the Health Professions (NAAHP) and has presented at national conferences for NAAHP and the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). She is a certified administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and also Mental Health First Aid USA certified.
Sable Muntean, LECOM '18
Sable Muntean is a class of 2018 Doctor of Dental Medicine and Masters in Health Services Administration candidate at the LECOM School of Dental Medicine in Florida. She just finished her term as president of the school's ASDA chapter, holds other leadership positions in various organizations, is the district 5 predental coordinator, and is a student consultant for the Florida Dental Association Services.
This webinar is presented as part of the ASDA Wellness Initiative, which is generously supported by ADA student members insurance plans underwritten by Great-West Financial.