The Dugoni School’s Chapter of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) recently collaborated with UCSF School of Dentistry’s Chapter to co-host a Virtual Business Symposium for Dugoni School and UCSF dental students. The event, which typically includes a vendor fair and speakers that focus on the business side of dentistry, was moved to an online platform due to COVID-19. More than 200 dental students registered for the event. The speakers were provided by the American Dental Association (ADA) Center for Professional Success. Topics covered included understanding employment agreements; managing debt and wealth; practice management for all dentists; and a networking bingo session.
It was a great day of engagement, turnout and collaboration between the attendees. Special thanks to the event sponsors that included the California Dental Association, The Dentists Insurance Company (TDIC), MedPro and Heartland Dental.
A huge thank you to Dugoni School ASDA Chapter leaders Pedrom Mashaw and Suryadeep Mankatala, both from the DDS Class of 2022, for organizing the event in conjunction with their UCSF counterparts!