Organizes events and provides valuable resources to pre-dental students at Stony Brook University
Stony Brook's ASDA Chapter connects with local ASDA pre-dental members and/or prospective students of Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine to coordinate events and meetings throughout the academic year.
The Predental liaison serves predental students in District 2 to provide opportunities to visit the dental school and engage in hands on activities to aid in their exploration of the profession of Dentistry. Our goal is to be a resource for predental students to prepare them for both applying and attending dental school.
Notable events that we have hosted in the past include:
ASDA pre-dental open house
Cadaver lab tour
Stony Brook Stitchers (teaches pre-dents to crochet)
Wax and relax
Drill, Fill, and Chill
Stony Brook D1 students share their thoughts on getting into dental school, qhat it takes to do well, and how the transition for them from college has been like.
Stony Brook ASDA members hold mock interviews for Pre-Dental students to help prepare them for their future dental school interviews.
PRE-DENTAL OPEN HOUSE
October 5, 2019
A recent tradition usually held at NYU College of Dentistry, this is an experience where Stony Brook ASDA members and other District 2 ASDA members come to education, inform and network with aspiring dental students in a day dedicated to their learning about the dental field, getting into and surviving dental school.
CADAVER LAB TOUR
Stony Brook ASDA members (mainly D1's) will give a tour of the Cadaver Lab to willing Pre-Dental students, in the Stony Brook Hospital, which we utilize for our Gross Anatomy course, the first class we take as Dental Students here at Stony Brook.
DRILL, FILL & CHILL
Yet another Stony Brook Dental tradition, this event allows pre-dental to gain incredible experience handling a dental handpiece, hand-instruments and restorative materials as they drill and fill a prep in a typodont tooth. This is an amazing experience for any pre-dental student and one that predisposes students to what it's actually like to work with real dental instruments.
A tradition around the country, Impressions Day is an afternoon spent with Stony Brook ASDA students, Pre-Dental students, and faculty, teaching the pre-dental students how to both make a good first dental impression, and also a great first impression on an interview for dental school! This not only prepares student better for their interviews, but allows them to have more hands-on experience in the dental setting.