Author: mwuazasda

A Look Back – ASDA Leadership

What was one of your worst days in school/SIM/clinic that you’re able to laugh about now? “One day in sim, we were working on natural molars that required us to mount it in our typodonts in the correct position. Of course, I accidentally mounted my molar backwards. I remember feeling embarrassed, especially when my bench

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Non-traditional Spotlight – Casey Brewer ’21

I grew up working on cars with my dad. Although he did it professionally during the day, nights and weekends were spent helping me develop my mechanic’s hands and teaching me principles of mechanical systems. College, much less dental school, was never even considered. However, I developed a love for math and science and with

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Midwestern’s Music Monday – Felicia Desai ’21 and Judy Nguyen ’21

A weekly mixtape of Monday jams to get you through your week. Enjoy a curated playlist by our very own Midwestern ASDA dental students to listen to whether you’re in clinic or SIM. New playlists posted every Monday. Always fresh. This week’s playlist is curated by our very own Felicia Desai ’21 and Judy Nguyen ’21

Non-traditional Spotlight – Casey Bowen ’21

Prior to my dental school quest, I was a quality control tester for construction materials for 13 years (seasons). It was a manual labor job that included repetitive testing of aggregate materials of various sizes and quality for asphalt products throughout the stages of production. Quality control testing was a fun job that saved my

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Midwestern’s Music Monday – Jenn Hecht and Jose Estrada ’21

A weekly mixtape of Monday jams to get you through your week. Enjoy a curated playlist by our very own Midwestern ASDA dental students to listen to whether you’re in clinic or SIM. New playlists posted every Monday. Always fresh. This week’s playlist is curated by our very own Jenn Hecht ’21 and Jose Estrada ’21

Dental Advocacy – Ben McGiffin ’23

My name is Ben McGiffin, and I’m a D1 here at Midwestern University. I’d like to share a little bit about my experiences in dental hygiene and being an active member of the American Dental Hygienists Association prior to becoming a dental student and ASDA member. During my 9 years as a registered dental hygienist,

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Midwestern’s Music Monday – Judy Nguyen ’21

A weekly mixtape of Monday jams to get you through your week. Enjoy a curated playlist by our very own Midwestern ASDA dental students to listen to whether you’re in clinic or SIM. New playlists posted every Monday. Always fresh. This week’s playlist is curated by our very own Judy Nguyen ’21

Wellness Wednesday – ASDA Leadership

It is Wellness Wednesday here at Midwestern-AZ! One aspect of Be Well ASDA is take care of ourselves and our bodies! Check out the different ways Midwestern ASDA Leadership members stay healthy during dental school! What is your favorite recipe? “Strawberry Banana Smoothie: 2 cups fresh strawberries, 1 fresh peeled banana, 1 cup almond milk,

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Happy Halloween ASDA- Rachel Bryant ’21, ASDA Chapter President

Some argue that Christmas or Thanksgiving is the best holiday, but I have to respectfully disagree. Hands down it is Halloween. Some believe in the stereotype that dentists are supposed to hate Halloween because of the increased volume of sugary treat consumption. As a dentist-to-be, I can put that stereotype to rest and assure you

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Midwestern’s Music Monday – Brandon Herrscher ’21

A weekly mixtape of Monday jams to get you through your week. Enjoy a curated playlist by our very own Midwestern ASDA dental students to listen to whether you’re in clinic or SIM. New playlists posted every Monday. Always fresh. This week’s playlist is curated by our very own Brandon Herrscher ’21