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UCSF ASDA Fall 2012 Newsletter

UCSF ASDA Fall 2012 Newsletter

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NEWSLETTER OF AMERICAN STUDENTDENTAL ASSOCIATION, UCSF CHAPTER
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Dental Technologyin 30 Year
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In 30 years we will be excellent clinicians practicing in a dental world that will look nothing like what it is today. The dental fieldhas changed dramatically in the last 30 years,from the introduction of wearing glovesto CADCAM technology. There is no wayUCSF graduates in 1982 could know whatthey would be doing today, but its fun to makesome guesses as to what the dental professioncould look like and some of the technologyand services that may be offered to patients.Budding teeth. As we have learned inlecture again and again there is no syntheticmaterial that perfectly mimics the bio-mechanical characteristics of enamel anddentin. The ideal replacement materialis a new natural tooth. And buddingnatural teeth is not as far fetched as youmight think. In 2009 scientists in Tokyogerminated re placement teeth in mice thathad the same strength and sensitivity asnormal mice teeth. What effects would thishave on some of today’s technology; if weare able to bud natural teeth, would thatreplace the need for implants?
ASDA and CDA Leaders DiscussBreaking Barriers to Dental Care
Some (Not So?) Wild Predictions
As the Blue Angels roared over the SanFrancisco skies, dental student leaders fromthe American Dental Student Association(ASDA) and California Dental Association(CDA) convened at the annual ASDADistrict 11 Meeting to hear presentations,engage in breakout sessions, and learnabout the current state of access to dentalcare in California. The District 11 meetingwas held at UOP Dugoni during theweekend of Oct. 5-7. ASDA’s District 11is comprised of California’s six dentalschools: Loma Linda, USC, UCLA, UCSF,UOP, and Western. Among the nearly 100students in attendance, UCSF made a strong presence, bringing 20 ASDA and 7 CDArepresentatives.Highlights of the meeting included animpressive list of guest speakers, engaging
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 Delegates from UCSF at the ASDA District 11 meeting at UOP met with delegates fromthe 5 other California dental schools.
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Summer after your first year; youhave choices and taking the NationalDental Board Exam Part 1 is now anoption. Not all the material on the test iscovered in first year, but since the testchanged to Pass/No Pass covering theextra material on your own and takingthe test in summer is an attractive optionthat can give you more free time in your second year.Summer research is another optionif you want to stay in the city andespecially if you are thinking aboutspecializing. Depending on whatkind of researchyou are doing, itcan take a lot of time.And of course there isalways the ‘fun’of doing nothingrelated to schooland enjoying your last summer. Alot of the class of 2015 traveled to places around the world including:Europe, Central and SouthAmerica and Southeast Asia.A group of five UCSF students participated in a US Navy Mission,Pacific Partnership on board thehospital ship USNS Mercyvolunteering as dental assistantsin the Philippines, Cambodiaand Vietnamalongside providers andvolunteersfrom other countriesaround theworld.And itsnot to say you can’t do morethan one, many people took their Boards and then traveled, but it is difficult to do summer research and take the big test.Summer for the current firstyears isn’t so far away, what willyou do?
The summer after first year is the only full summer dental students have to spend as they like. A look at some of the optionsstudents have and of this year’s class -what they did.
Being on the Mercy was alife changing experience,I wouldn’t have spent it[summer] any other way andit was definitely more fun thanstudying for boards!
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Chris Kim (far left), Amy Phorth and  Natalie Chien outside a dental clinicin Cambodia with Captain Klause of the US Navy and a dentist from theCambodian military.
 
 The frst quarter o another academic year at UCSF School o Dentistry is rapidly coming to an end. A huge welcome and con-gratulations to our frst year students, who by now have overcome one o the hardest challenges we have all had to ace: that frstquarter o dental school! ASDA is working locally and nationally to protect and advance the rights and interests o dental studentslike us. It is our hope at ASDA to inspire you to get involved with organized dentistry during and ater your education.Nationally ASDA works with other large organizations such as ADA, ADPAC, ADEA and more to let the voices o dental stu-dents be heard in topics that affect us now and in the uture. The growing student debt crisis has been a top priority or ASDA.During the National Dental Student Lobby Day, students rom all over the country advocate or fnancially sustainable andlong-term solutions at the Capitol Hill. The issue o mid-level providers has been another hot topic o discussion throughout thecountry. ASDA’s policy on mid-level providers states only a qualifed dentist should perorm the ollowing unctions: Examination,diagnosis and treatment planning; prescribing work authorizations; perorming irreversible dental procedures; prescribing drugs and / or other medi-cations. Other issues that ASDA is involved with nationally include licensure, NBDE, barriers to care and more. To learn more about what ASDA is doingor you, visit www.asdanet.org.Locally, our ASDA chapter has been growing over the past ew years thanks to many o our dedicated students who have decided to get involvedwith organized dentistry. We strive to augment the education our students receive at the school with many extracurricular activities. Our studentslearn about topics such as business management, insurance, licensure and more through our lunch ‘n learns as well as giving back to the communitythrough our many community service and pre-dental events. We also stay closely involved with dental legislature by sending students to the NationalDental Student Lobby Day and interacting with CDA at the state legislature level. Our many new membership benefts aim to help you get more out o your ASDA membership. You can fnd more about our local chapter activities on our website at
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ASDA is the largest national and local dental student organization representing more than 85% o all dental students. Our voice is heard throughASDA, and the more o us who are a part o ASDA, the stronger this voice becomes. Thank you or your continued involvement and support, and I look orward to serving you in the coming year.Sincerely,Shahab ParsaUCSF ASDA Chapter PresidentUCSF School o Dentistry Class o 2014
Devin Bernhardt
 
“Relieved, grateful, well-fed!”These were the words expressed as 54international dentists parted after attendingthe UCSF American Student DentalAssociation (ASDA)’s 2nd InternationalPre-Dental Interview Day held on SundayOctober 14th, 2012.ASDA’s International Pre-Dental dayis an event primarily aimed to prepareinternational dentists for upcoming Fallinterviews and to provide additionalinformation regarding the application process to international professionalslooking to further their dental education.Highlights of the program included presentations conducted by currentInternational Dental Program (IDP)students Stalinjeet Gill and Wint Wint Tun(ID3) on interview day overview, interviewetiquette, and tips to achieve a successfulinterview. Subsequent student Q&A panels, mock interviews, and dinner social No. At least thats my prediction, because an implant in 30 years will bemore than just an artificial tooth. Itwill have sensors and microchipsto monitor basic body indicatorssuch as glucose levels, pH andtemperature. There has beenresearch to suggest that this type of information can be collected fromthe oral environment. And specificto dental health, it would be easy to personally monitor the pH of your mouth on a smartphone and makesure it doesn’t dip below 5 for toolong -it would be that much easier to prevent demineralization.In addition, the implantcould serve as a device similar to bluetooth where soundwould be sent fromthe mouth to the ear much like the singinglollipops from the 90s.A microphone in the implant would alsotransmit your voice to a hand-held deviceand you would never have toworry about holding a phone toyour head.The advantage of the implantis that its easier to access thananything placed under the skin. If it ever needed to be upgraded or the battery replaced, perhaps youwould just visit the dentist.Treatment of carious lesionswill change as well. Research atUCSF has demonstrated that a particular laser when focused onenamel can reform the enamelin such a way that it is no longer susceptible to dental caries. If a lesion was only inenamel and treatedwith this laser it wouldensure there would beno recurrent decay.
Dental Technology
The singing lollipops of the90s, ‘Soundbites’ may havea similar function as dental implants in the future.
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discussion on bill SB 694 (Padilla),and a vendor fair with exciting rafflegiveaways. As District 11’s first jointASDA/CDA meeting, there couldhave been no better time to discussSenator Padilla’s dental care bill, SB694, strongly advocated by the CDA.Daniel Davidson, DMD, President of CDA stated in his presentation that barriers to dental care are complex andmultifaceted. An estimated 11 millionCalifornians lack dental insurance,and over 200 dental shortage areashave been identified. SB 694 (Padilla)endeavors to improve access to dentalcare for children with two components:the creation of an Office of Oral Health/Dental Director and a workforcestudy of training registered dentalhygienists and advanced registereddental assistants to perform seven procedures outlined in the bill, such asdrilling on teeth for fillings, extracting primary teeth, placing stainless steelcrowns, and performing therapeutic pulpotomy. With ASDA listed on the bill’s Oppose list, attendees of themeeting sought to clarify the specific parameters and implications of the
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study. In August, the bill failed passage inthe State Senate because of fiscal concerns.However, according to President Davidson,Sen. Padilla plans to resurrect the bill in thefuture.
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ASDA and CDA Leaders
UCSF’sASDA GoesInternational
Jonathan Hurng
 ASDA aims to support alldental students, domesticand international alike.
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 Delegates from all 6 California dental schools met to discuss ramications of 
the proposed bill SB 694 that would allow hygienists and certain assistants to perform additional procedures in an effort to combat barriers to dental care.

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