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ASDA Pre-Dental

What is ASDA Pre-Dental?

The ASDA Pre-Dental Committee aspires to bridge the gap between pre-dental education and dental school. The committee is comprised of current UBSDM dental students with knowledge and experience in different areas such as mentorship, webinars, and event coordination. Through events held both in-person and virtually, the committee strives to assist students interested in potentially pursuing a career in dentistry on both a local and nationwide level. The committee offers educational and informational content for pre-dental students with the goal of assisting any and all interested individuals with the dental school application process. Pre-dental students can gain invaluable exposure to the dental field through participating in the mentorship program, attending virtual webinars, and participating in hands-on activities at the dental school. In this way, the Pre-Dental committee strives to inform individuals about the field, inspire them to pursue the field of dentistry and encourage them to be a part of the UBSDM family.

Connect with Us

ASDA Pre-Dental Instagram Page

Follow the UBSDM ASDA Pre-Dental Instagram Page to see upcoming pre-dental news and events!

Read ASDA Pre-Dental Latest Newsletter!

Pre-Dental Path Guide

Scan the code above to view the Pre-Dental Path Guide

Pre-Dental guide that includes advice on receiving more interviews (letters of interest vs. intent), common interview questions,  shadowing,  and personal statements  - done by third-year student, Tina Fadel, with her personal experiences @smilesofwisdom.

Mentorship Program

Pre-Dental Mentor program flyer with QR code.

ASDA Pre-Dental Mentor Program

The mentorship program here at UBSDM serves as a way for pre-dental students to have a direct connection with a current dental student! The goal of the UBSDM mentorship program is to guide future pre-dental students through their journey to dental school (hopefully to UBSDM) and act as an additional resource they can utilize for any questions they have along the way.  Each mentor is required to reach out to their mentee at least once every semester, to ensure that there is an open line of communication between the two.  

Are you interested in having a dental school mentor from UBSDM? Do you have questions about applying to dental school, taking the DAT, undergraduate course requirements, interviewing, writing the personal statement, and/or life as a dental student?

Please fill out this form to be paired with a current dental student who can help guide you along the pre-dental process:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSceHqbBqjMj2HTpiXT1LfxyfEKcmtfi0TQXbKBf9WCE5Zapcw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Upcoming Events

Flyer for February Office Hours zoom QR code included.

ASDA Pre-Dental Office Hours - Ask your questions!

You can ask questions about and discuss Dental School with UBSDM's Office of Student Affairs and student members of the ASDA Pre-Dental Committee!

Hosted 12-1 pm Every 3rd Tuesday of the Month!

Upcoming Dates:

  • February 20
  • March 19
  • April 16
  • May 21
  • June 18

Pre-Dental Webinars

The ASDA Pre-Dental Committee focuses on making pre-dental information accessible, informative, and fun through virtual, interactive webinars. Webinar topics range from DAT and interview tips to webinars all about the admissions process, gap years, and life in dental school. Although we are always brainstorming new webinar topics, there are a few webinars that we always repeat each year due to positive feedback from interested pre-dental students. Webinars will be announced over email to our email list a few weeks before the event. If you would like to join the email list to stay up to date about upcoming webinars, please fill out this form. Webinars will also be advertised on the pre-dental social media page, @ubsdm_pre_dental on Instagram. Come join us to hear from our guest speakers and current students!

Upcoming Webinars

Image Gap year webinar information.

ASDA Pre-Dental Webinar - Taking A Gap Year!

Please join us for a Zoom Webinar: "Gap Year!" to hear about current UBSDM student's experiences and what you can accomplish during this time away from school and plan wisely. The zoom meeting information will be sent closer to the event date. There is no fee for this event. 

 

Date/Time:  Wednesday, February 28th at 7:00pm

 

Registration: Please follow this link to register 

Pre-Dental Presentations

Attention Pre-Dental Societies! UBSDM ASDA Wants to Meet with You!

Current UBSDM students will be hosting presentations for individual pre-dental societies over Zoom!

Some Topics We Plan to Cover:

  1. Why dentistry?
  2. Why should you apply to UBSDM?
  3. What is dental school really like?
  4. Plus time for questions at the end!

If your pre-dental society is interested, please send us an email to schedule a presentation: ubasdapd@buffalo.edu

We hope to see you soon!

Meet the UBSDM ASDA Pre-Dental Committee:

*image_predental committee students.

Contact Us

Are you interested in joining our email list to stay up to date about upcoming events, webinars, and more?

Do you have any questions for current UBSDM dental students?