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SOONER SMILES Newsletter at a Glance ODA Fall Festival.................................................2 ASDA US Open Wide Golf Tourney................3 Dent Fest...............................................................5 Pre-Dent Simulation Course.............................7 Liaison Lair.............................................................9 Annual Session.....................................................11 Words of Wisdom/Meet the DS1s.................13 Just for Fun .........................................................15 (L->R: DARYN LU (DS1, ALTERNATIVE DELEGATE); SETH BROOKS (DS2, SECOND DELEGATE); JENNIFER HEADRICK (DS3, OU ASDA PRESIDENT)
It’s been a busy year for OU ASDA Spring break has come and gone and the school year is coming to an end. Looking back since last fall, OU ASDA has held many events for pre-dent and dental school members and just in case you missed one, we have decided to recap and highlight them all in this first
edition of your new OU ASDA newsletter, Sooner Smiles. Want to get involved in politics? This newsletter will provide information on how ASDA gets involved in the legislative system. Check out page 13 to gain some advice from upperclassmen and don’t forget to read
SPRING PRE-DENT SIMULATION COURSE
Be sure to sign up for FREE life insurance and disability for ASDA members while in dental school. If everyone signs up, our ASDA chapter will receive a monetary award! So take 5 minutes and do yourself and ASDA a favor by signing up!
The 2012 Spring Pre-Dent Simulation Course will be on Saturday, April 21st. If you are interested in volunteering your time to help out, contact Heather Zweifel via email (Heather-Zweifel@ouhsc.edu)
LIFE INSURANCE AND
the back page for a few laughs to break the monotony of studying! It has been a great year for OU ASDA so far and there is still more exciting events ahead in the next couple of months! Stay tuned OUCOD and study hard!
As a dental student, you can have a voice in legislation decisions by joining the American Dental Political Actions Committee (ADPAC)! Student dues are just $5 and can be paid to ASDA legislative liaisons: Stephanie McCarty, DS3, Gabe Luttrell, DS2 or Carlie Hall, DS1
ODA 2011 Fall Festival The Oklahoma Dental Association held a welcome back barbecue for all OU dental students during the first week of the 2011 fall semester. The event was held outside the ODA building, picnic/barbecue style, in the
warm and inviting sunshine. Alexander & Strunk Inc. were also there to mingle with the students and show their support as well. This is an annual event the ODA holds for OU dentals students to show their support for us and to give the students a chance to meet and greet. It was a great way for the incoming DS1 class to get a chance to talk to the upperclassmen as well as get to know each other! The evening was filled with delicious BBQ and beverages and door prize drawings for those in attendance. Families were also invited and the kiddos seemed to have lots of fun jumping around in the bouncy castle! All in all, it was a very successful start to the new school year and a fun way to say goodbye to summer!
THANK YOU ODA FOR ALL THAT YOU DO TO SUPPORT OU DENTAL STUDENTS AND THE OU ASDA CHAPTER! ALL ISON PORTER, DS2
C HRIS S AX ON, DS3
DR. DOUG AULD, ODA PRESIDENT
JENNIF ER HEADRICK, DS3 O U A S DA P R E S I D E N T
2011 Annual US Open Wide ASDA Golf Tournament PHOTOS
CO U RT E S Y O F AS DA H I S TO R I A N CHANDLER HALL
The US Open Wide ASDA golf
as a scramble, meaning that each
tournament was held on October
player of a team of four tees off and
1, 2011 at the Fairfax Golf Club in
the team selects the best shot to
Edmond, Oklahoma and was
continue their play from. This way,
sponsored by Alexander & Strunk
golfers of all skill levels are able to
and Dental Depot.
participate together and have a
There was a great showing and
great time. After the tournament,
those that attended enjoyed taking
FA I R FA X G O L F C L U B
lunch was provided to everyone
a break from studying. A BMW was
who participated and many prizes
also offered up as a prize by Dental Depot for anyone that got a hole-
were given out to the players. This is such a great event for ASDA
in-one in the tournament. The green
members to socialize with one
fees were also taken care of
another while engaging in a little
courtesy of the sponsors.
The day started out with breakfast that was provided by the sponsors and a practice session was available early before the tournament C ARLIE MAE HALL, DS1
began. The tournament was played
THANK YOU TO DENTAL DEPOT AND ALEXANDER & STRUNK FOR SPONSORING THE TOURNAMENT!
BMW- PRIZE F O R A HOLE-IN- O NE
AA RON BU CHANA N, DS2
A SDA GOL F TO U R NA M ENT
V E N D O R E X T R AVAG A N Z A !
VENDORS PRESENT ALEXANDER & STRUNK OCEAN DENTAL PATTERSON DENTAL DESIGNS FOR VISIONS AEGD WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY-
2011 DentFest Last October, ASDA held their
technologies and dental equipment.
annual DentFest where vendors set
ASDA members that attended
up booths, for a fee, to meet the
received a DentFest T-shirt
future dentists from OU and inform
sponsored by Stillwater National
them of their products and services.
Bank and the Oklahoma Dental
The turnout was great, with around
Association. Free beer and mexican
30 different vendors.
food was provided as refreshments.
Dental students gained useful
The evening ended with drawings
knowledge such as how to finance a
for multiple door prizes that were
Q-OPTICS STILLWATER NATIONAL BANK OKLAHOMA DENTAL ASSOC. BRASSELER AND MANY MORE!!!
dental practice and were introduced given out to students in attendance. to information about new exciting 5
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Pre-Dent Simulation Course- Fall 2011 The ASDA Pre-Dental Simulation Course is held twice a year for predental students that are interested in applying to dental school. For a fee, the pre-dents experience a small taste of what it is like to be a dental student. Breakfast was served in the morning followed by a short lecture on tooth anatomy and dental restorations. Then they waxed up a tooth on a die, took impressions of models, and learned about dental x-rays and dental instruments. Lisa Truong, DS3, rounding up the bunsen burners after a morning of waxing teeth
During a provided lunch, the pre-dental students asked a panel of dental students questions about applying to
dental school, what dental school is like, and anything else they wanted to know. After lunch the pre-dents cut preps in plastic typodont teeth and filled them with amalgam and composite. The rest of the afternoon consisted of tours of the school and watching a demonstration of casting a gold crown. OU ASDA Vice President Heather Zweifel, DS3, did an excellent job heading up this event and many ASDA members volunteered to help out. The next Pre-Dent Simulation Course is scheduled for April 21, 2012.
PRE-DENT SIMULATION COURSE
SPECIAL THANKS TO LOAN VU, DS2 OU ASDA HISTORIAN, FOR THE PRE-DENT SIMULATION COURSE PICTURES!
ON S I A I L THE AIR L By Carlie Hall, DS1 OU ASDA Legislative Liaison
In November 2011, ASDA members participated in â€œPizza and Politics,â€? an event to raise awareness about the role dentists and dental students play in political decisions at the state and national level. The Oklahoma Dental Association provided pizza for students and dentists. Dr. Krista Jones, Dr. Mark T. Hanstein and Dr. William Lee Beasely spoke about their roles in the Dental Political Action Committee. The
Pizza and Politics topics discussed included state funding for the loan reimbursement of rural dentists and the dental van that provides dental care to low-income Oklahoma residents.
COURTESY OF LOAN VU
Students were asked to participate in the American Dental Political Action Committee and learned how the ADPAC works to give a voice for dentists in legislation decisions.
TO JOIN ADPAC YOU CAN PAY YOUR $5 DUES TO: STEPHANIE MCCARTY, DS3 GABE LUTTRELL, DS2 CARLIE HALL, DS1
ODA Dentist Day at the Capitol
LIAIS LAIR ON
Gabe Luttrell (OU ASDA Legislative Liaison â€™14) with OK State Representative Gary Banz This spring, dental students were invited to attend an evening reception as a part of Dentist Day at the Capitol. Students that attended were able to talk to legislators and dentists about the work they had done that day. The main topic discussed at the event was funding for the Oklahoma Dental Loan Repayment Program (ODLRP) and the Dental Van. The ODLRP was designed to increase dental care accessibility to underserved rural and metropolis areas by providing loan repayment assistance to licensed dentists for a 2-5 year period per dentist. This opportunity was a great way for ASDA members to be involved in and learn about the legislative system pertaining to dentistry.
Annual Session ASDA’s Annual Session is a national leadership conference that brings together ASDA leaders from all 61 US dental schools. Those that attended had access to vendors in order to form contacts for potential lunch & learns for their schools, listened to speakers addressing hot topics in dentistry and were able to interact with other ASDA chapters to exchange and discuss ideas. Awards are also given out each year for outstanding achievements by ASDA chapters and individuals. Some of the highlights of the trip included DS1 Daryn Lu presenting and fielding questions for a workshop: Tips on Working With Predentals, Jennifer Headrick recognized as Delegate of the Year, and Seth Brooks elected as
MORE INFO ABOUT THE RESOLUTIONS VOTED ON CAN BE FOUND AT
District 9 Trustee. Districts 8 and 9 were also named as reigning champions of the karaoke/dance contests which included some of our OU representatives. Most business is taken care of in the House of Delegates meeting where the delegates voted on the Executive Committee appointments and the various presented resolutions. Our OU representatives attended workshops and meetings all day and met with candidates for the Executive Committee. Aside from the 2012-2013 election of national ASDA leaders, updates where presented on addressing barriers to care, the American Dental Political Actions Committee (ADPAC), and upcoming changes to the NBDE Parts I and II. ASDA members that attended Annual Session were Jennifer Headrick ’13, Heather Zweifel ’13, Stephanie McCarty ’13, Seth Brooks ’14, Priyanka Kainthla ’14 and Daryn Lu ’15.
TRAVELING IS FUN
WHERE’S WAL DO?
KARAO KE/DANCE CONTEST WINNERS
G O L D C ROW N AWA R D S
CONGRATS JENNIFER AND SETH!
DISTRICT 9 DELEGATE OF THE YEAR Jennifer Headrick, DS3, was awarded District 9 Delegate of the Year for her outstanding leadership in ASDA. She is currently the President of our local chapter and is dedicated in getting others involved with organized dentistry and all that ASDA has to offer. As an ASDA leader, Jennifer helps dental students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful dentists. Congrats Jennifer! You deserve it!
ASDA DISTRICT 9 TRUSTEE Seth Brooks, DS2, was elected to serve as District 9 Trustee and will serve on the Board of Trustees alongside the nationally elected ASDA leadership. As a trustee, Seth will act as an official liaison between District 9 ASDA chapters and national ASDA. His responsibilities include organizing district meetings, connecting with ASDA members at the local level and helping develop future ASDA leaders. Congrats Seth! We are so proud of you!
Words from the Wise Want advice on how to survive dental school? Why not go straight to those who have been there, done that, and learned the tricks of the trade!
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO RELIEVE STRESS IN DENTAL SCHOOL? I relieve stress in one of two ways: 1.Venting to my sister, and 2. working out. Most of the time I end up venting to my sister because I don’t have time to workout!- (Priyanka Kainthla, DS2) Any type of physical activity...running, lifting weights, chasing around a puppy(Jeff Muszynski, DS2)
Meet the DS1s DAV I D G O R E HOMETOWN: BARTLESVILLE, OK FAVORITE FOOD: TEX-MEX FAVORITE THING TO DO OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL: GO TO CONCERTS OR GO TO THE PARK WITH MY DOG HOBBIES: PLAYING GUITAR, GOING TO THE PARK, BILLIARDS, CAMPING, OR JUST ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE OUTDOORS
THI HUYNH HOMETOWN: HOUSTON, TX
Turn up some music to max volume and dance!- (Jennifer Nguyen, DS2)
UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/DEGREE: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, BA IN BIOLOGY
Memorizing everything in Brown 41 and adding it to Dirk Eckroat’s false Facebook profile.- (TJ Sprague, DS4)
FAVORITE QUOTE: “I AM NOT AN ADVENTURER BY CHOICE BUT BY FATE”- VINCENT VAN GOGH
I pretend that I’m not in dental school.(David Hoang, DS4)
and last but not least... Sex- (since ya’ll know your minds went to the gutter first!)
HOBBIES: CAMPING, SWIMMING, READING
MATTHEW GUFFEY HOMETOWN: TULSA, OK FAVORITE TOOTH: DEFINITELY #9 (SAME AS MY FAVORITE JOHNNIES SANDWICH #) DREAM JOB (BESIDES DENTIST): SKI INSTRUCTOR IN COLORADO HOBBIES: PINTEREST HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS MY WIFE FINDS AS HER HOBBY! 13
OUCOD Graduates to Pursue Residency Positions OU ASDA would like to extend a big congratulations to those who are continuing their education with residency programs. We wish you all the best! Boomer Sooner! Tanner Cook: Orthodontics- 30 months, University of Oklahoma
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Dirk Eckroat: Pedodontics- 2 years, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO Derek Peek: Endodontics- 27 months, LSU School of Dentistry, New Orleans, LA Joseph Tingey: OMS- 4 years (MD optional), Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI Riegy Wood: OMS Internship Program- 1 year, UMKC School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO
Mouthing Off ASDA’s award-winning blog contains posts about current events in dentistry, student life, and fun stuff. Subscribe today! http://www.asdablog.com
Darrell Guttery: GPR- 2 years, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC Drew Hendrix: AEGD- 1 year, University of Oklahoma Courtney Nolan: AEGD- 1 year, University of Oklahoma Alan Jones: AEGD- 1 year, Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, MS Isaac Sebourn: AEGD- 1 year, Ft. Campbell, KY David Smith: AEGD- 1 year, Ft. Campbell, KY Previous Graduates: Lauren Lunday (’11): OMS- 4 years, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Lin Zhu (’11): Periodontics- 3 years, University of Oklahoma
Giftcard Winners! Congrats to the $20 VISA giftcard winners for signing up for Free Life Insurance and Disability for Dental Students!
Interested in writing an article for Sooner Smiles? Contact an ASDA newsletter editor: Trent McCord, DS3 Nolan Jenkins, DS3 Jon Barnes, DS2 Numair Kazmi, DS2 Diane Vincent, DS1
Derek Peek- DS4 Eric Howard- DS3 Andrew McGarry- DS2 Matthew Guffey- DS1
**Be sure to check your student email for criteria on how you can win a giftcard next month! 14
JUST FOR FUN You Know Youâ€™re In Dental School When... You have nightmares that all your teeth fall out.
You get a serious guilt trip if you go to bed without brushing your teeth.
You creepily collect jars of teeth in your locker and are very protective of these teeth...very protective.
You canâ€™t help but daydream about fantasies involving your girlfriend/boyfriend and a dental chair.
You find empty composite cartridges, alligator clips, and wooden wedges of all sizes in your laundry, which by the way consists of solely scrubs and underwear.
The first thing you notice on a girl is her cusp size.
Caption This Photo! Have something funny to say about this photo? Send a caption to Diane Vincent via email Diane-Vincent@ouhsc.edu and the best/funniest ones will be featured in the next newsletter!
You have a test tomorrow but suddenly it is imperative that you clean the house, wash the dog, weed the garden, play Draw Something, etc.
You suddenly develop oral habits you never had before.
When a slow week is having 2 exams and a quiz.
When an 88% on an exam is below the class average.
When you consider naming your kid G.V. Black.
OU ASDA's new newsletter recapping events from the 2011-12 school year.