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Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Very Dental Student Podcast! Alan introduces your host, Mohamed Abo-Basha, who is a D2 at University of Oklahoma! Al's tips for dental students:

  • If you can swing it, many dental companies will sell stuff to dental students at a pretty great discount (think loupes, headlamps, etc.)
  • Take advantage of your dental student email address!

Then, Mohamed brings the one and only Dr. Brandon Evert on for an amazing interview!

  • Brandon's take on dental school
  • Learn what kind of student you are (morning person, night person) and learn how to organize a routine
  • Comparing and contrasting dental school styles (case studies vs. route memorization)
  • When did you first get patient contact?
  • Brandon was heavy on reps in the sim lab (note from Al: that makes Brandon smart!)
  • Get used to indirect vision in preclinic!
  • Brandon's first year out and his 4 year military commitment
  • Military = seeing LOTS of dentistry
  • Rotations at Paris Island (CAD/CAM, endo with a scope, surgery)
  • Is the military experience worth it?
  • Brand explains the financial aspects of a military scholarship ("it's not just a way to get free dental school.") and the non-financial aspects
  • HPSP vs. HSCP
  • Brandon's long term plan for private practice

Some links from the show:

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