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  • April 2, ADEA online virtual fair!

    2015 ADEA Dental Student Virtual Fair

    Dates: Apr 02, 2015
    Venue: 4:00 - 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time (3-9pm Central)
    Location: Virtual Fair, Online

    Click here to register!

    This is a FREE, live, online event to help dental students learn about what comes after dental school and how to juggle it all: residency applications, writing a resume, leadership, different types of dental careers and more!

    The 2015 ADEA Dental Student Virtual Fair is designed to give dental students free access to information and connect them with professionals from ADEA, dental specialties and dental companies who can answer their questions in real time.

    All dental students are welcome to attend the event. Recent graduates interested in learning about different career options are also welcome to attend.
    Students will be able to:

    Log in to the event from any internet connected device.
    Speak directly with dental specialty program directors and association professionals, military recruiters and corporate sponsor exhibitors in live text chatrooms.
    View presentations about financial aid, interviewing for residencies, ADEA PASS and much more.
    Download and save resources from dental professionals to access after the live event.
    Learn about the ADEA PASS application process.
    Listen to a keynote presentation from the ADEA Chair of the Board, Dr. Lily Garcia.

    Contact: virtualfairs@adea.org

  • April 24-25, Cancer in Tanzania Symposium

    Please join us on April 24 & 25 for Cancer in Tanzania: Bringing Technology and Care that Works, featuring speakers with experience in health and oncology around the world. We'll discuss the challenges of delivering care in low-income settings and the opportunities for moving forward in northern Tanzania. Held in Moos Tower 2-650.

    Keynote speakers include Brooks Jackson, M.D. Dean, Vice President for Health and Sciences, University of Minnesota Medical School and
    C. Norman Coleman, M.D., FASTRO, FASCO, FACP, FACR Senior Scientific Advisor, International Cancer Expert Corps.

    Register here.

  • Help support the Health Professional Education Loan Forgiveness Program

    Hello fellow SOD students!

    We need your help!
    The Minnesota legislature is currently debating a proposal that will help to fund the Health Professional Education Loan Forgiveness Program for health professionals, like us. The program is part of the Healthy Minnesota Proposal, and the main aim is to help meet the lack of health professionals working in rural and underserved areas while also helping to relieve some of their professional school debt. (We all know how burdensome this debt can be!)

    Why is this important to us as dental professionals?

    Funds for the program have been declining recently, and less and less health professionals have been able to take advantage of the program because of it. Now Minnesota is trying to increase funds for the program to allow more professionals to take part in the Loan Forgiveness incentive. This new proposal will also expand to include public health nurses, mental health professionals, and dental therapists among those who can benefit.
    The discussion and debate happens this month of March, and the vote will take place in May. If we don’t act now, we may lose our chance to help pass this proposal.

    What can you do to help?

    We are partnering up with other Health Science schools to show our support for this proposal in the legislature. The more support we can get for this proposal, the better the chance it has of passing. Please spread the word, and we urge you to join our Coalition by signing up on the link below:
    https://docs.google.com/a/umn.edu/forms/d/1WvcnjMkBm8UrcQzhrPPiP3DHcid4XfkUWMfzDZrklDM/viewform?usp=send_form

    All it takes is your name, school, and email address! By signing up as part of the Student Coalition, we’ll provide you with a way to send a prewritten letter to your MN district representative and senator in a future email.

    Thank you for your support!
    Megan Guthmiller, DT2
    AHC SCC Representative
    guthm021@umn.edu

  • Colgate Summer MDH & DDS Internship Opportunities

    Colgate summer internships are now posted online!

    This year we will be able to host three students - one dental hygiene master's student and two dental students (see link below). The programs will run from 8-10 weeks, depending on the schedule of the student. We have a number of interesting projects already lined up for the students. To be considered for the role, all applicants must answer all screening questions and meet criteria for each program.

    The applicant reviews will begin in several weeks, so it is a relatively short turn-around.

    Colgate-Palmolive Clinical Dental Research - Summer Internship Program 2015
    APPLICATION LINK:
    https://career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=13901&company=colgate&username=

    Susan Manning, RDH, MS
    Academic Relations Manager - Northwest Territory
    Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    300 Park Avenue
    New York, NY 10022
    Cell Phone: 1-801-391-8581
    Email: susan_manning@colpal.com
     

  • DDS-Clinical Research Internship

    CLINICAL RESEARCH INTERNSHIP

    TYPE OF OPPORTUNITY: DDS Associate, Current DDS students
    TYPE OF PRACTICE: Align Technology, Inc

    LOCATION OF PRACTICE:
    Align Technology, Inc
    2560 Orchard Parkway
    San Jose, CA 95131

    In a Dental Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)? No

    DATE OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE: 6/1/2015

    PRACTICE/OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION:
    R&D Clinical Research Intern

    This position is responsible for assisting the Research Associate(s) in the Clinical R&D department. The Research Intern will help with daily tasks and work closely on research studies.\

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Presentation on program participation.
    • Data collection of clinical research cases.
    • Updating reference articles to the clinical binders.
    • Scanning models when assigned.
    • Archiving models from ongoing studies.
    • Create packaging/shipping boxes.
    • Follows all departmental and company procedures as indicated in quality, administrative, or other systems.
    • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or Human Resources.
    • Assist with documentation and organization of various projects
    • Assist with development of presentation materials including handouts, posters, graphs and PowerPoint presentations

    QUALIFICATIONS
    • Current pre-doctoral graduate, dental student or dental post-graduate with dental degree
    • Experience with data management, including using word-processing, spreadsheet and database software helpful.
    • Willingness to be reassigned to different tasks in a fast-paced research environment.
    • Regard for patient privacy essential.
    • Professionalism in interacting with practitioners and academicians
    • Good oral and written communication skills. Strong writing skills helpful.
    • Organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines.
    • Strong attention to detail and ability to ask clarifying questions.
    • Ability to work independently with only general supervision as well as cross-functionally
    • Competency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access preferred.

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
    • Bachelor’s degree in Science or Business
    • DDS in process or received

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT
    The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
    Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to handle objects and tools; reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move light to moderate weight. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
    • Work Environment: The noise level and temperature in the work environment is usually moderate.

    WORK WEEK: Full Time
    WORK HOURS/DAYS: Monday-Friday (Regular Business Hours)

    CONTACT INFORMATION:
    Clinical Research
    2560 Orchard Parkway
    San Jose, CA
    clinicalresearch@aligntech.com

  • AAOMS research summit May 6-7, 2015

    DDS students are eligible to attend the AAOMS research summit, as are OMS residents. This as a great program to stimulate clinical research in OMS. Click here for full details!

  • 2015 Postdoctoral MATCH program now accepting applications

    POSTDOCTORAL DENTAL MATCHING PROGRAM FOR 2015-2016 POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS

    Now accepting applications. Please click on the following for more information:

    MATCH Announcement

    MATCH Dates to know

    MATCH application instructions

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