The Hispanic Student Dental Association at UIC is an organization that aims to create a unified voice for dental students and faculty, and seeks to promote and advocate the oral health issues of the Hispanic community in Illinois. We do this by following the four principles of our mission SEAL: Service, Education, Advocacy, and Leadership. HSDA at UIC
Student Affairs and Diversity
Student Affairs and Diversity
At the Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) recently, the UIC College of Dentistry’s Hispanic Student Dental Association (HSDA) was chosen the winner of the Hispanic Dental Association (HDA) Orgullo competition, sponsored by Procter & Gamble and Crest Oral B.
For the contest, students developed a video of about three minutes long demonstrating oral hygiene instructions, caries prevention, and
Did you know the average amount of debt incurred during dental school is $287,333 and that 39% of dental students have more than $300,000 of debt?
That’s the average debt for dental school graduates in 2017 according to the ADEA Survey of Dental School Seniors. If you factor in the compounding interest
multiplied by the years it will
Patients are finding it a little easier to get around the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry building thanks to members of the PreDental Club Ambassadors Program (PCAP).
Ambassadors are undergraduate UIC Pre-Dental Club members who assist patients and visitors as they navigate the College of Dentistry building. They are able to answer questions and will escort them to the proper
For Pan-Asian Student Dental Association (PASDA) president, Timothy Ng, volunteering to improve oral health in communities of need, is close to home. “Growing up in a low-income family myself, I understand the huge disparity in dental education and care,” says Ng. “I want to be able to help these people out. They deserve to have proper oral health.”
The College’s American Dental Education Association (ADEA) chapter hosted a Peer Mentoring Group (PMG) DAOB Clinical Skills Event for the D-2 class in which D-3 and D-4 mentors guided D-2s with Class IV composite restorations and crown preps.
The event was set up by Shawn Jung, Peer Mentoring Group (PMG) DAOB Clinical Skills Director, and run by Hany Reyad, UIC ADEA
Are you a medical or dental student in your final year of school?
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP) provides loan repayment to medical (MD and DO) or dental (DDS or DMD) students in their final year of school in return for a commitment to provide primary health care full time for at least
Daniel Rosales thought a career as a physician was in his future, but a trip to Panama led him to a different kind of medicine — oral medicine. A recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, Rosales is entering one of America’s fastest growing fields.
Dentistry is ranked as the 2nd Best Job overall
How can dental students spend school breaks productively? With loans breathing down our necks, we’re not looking for exotic travel destinations. We’re looking for experiences. We want activities that can really enrich our worldliness, empathy or perhaps our CV.
Attend Dental Conferences
Attending dental conferences is a great place to start. Check your school’s calendar as soon as it’s
The College’s Hispanic Student Dental Association (HSDA) Chapter has been chosen the winner of the Nuestros Ninos contest of the Hispanic Dental Association (HDA), sponsored by Colgate. In the contest, students are invited to develop a program that educates on the importance of dental care, good oral