The FDC department asked Paula Cohen, a dental student at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, a few questions regarding our annual convention.
1. As a dental student, why do you attend the Florida Dental Convention (FDC)?
FDC gives students the opportunity to learn techniques and concepts that are outside of the traditional dental school curriculum. I’ve also had the opportunity to meet alumni and practicing dentists who have since become incredible mentors!
2. What do you see as the biggest takeaway from the convention?
I think the biggest takeaway is that dentistry truly is a profession of lifelong learning. Every year I go there’s something new and exciting to learn about.
3. What would you say to another dental student thinking about attending FDC? Why should they attend?
I would say, “Go!” Attending FDC as a dental student is the only time in your entire career that you’ll be able to go to something so valuable without having to pay for registration or courses. Tell your ASDA chapter that you’re interested in going, and definitely take advantage of the free CE!
4. What is your favorite part about attending FDC?
I loved the New Dentist mixer, The After Party! It was incredibly fun, and I ran into some recent alumni who were well on their way to establishing themselves as dentists.
Are you a new dentist or dental student? FDC2016 offers a one-and-a-half day New Dentist Program exclusively for new dentists (graduate of 2006 or later) and dental students. Click here to learn more about the New Dentist Program, “Success is your Future: The New Dentist Guide for Success (C63).”
FDC2016 will be held June 16-18, 2016 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando. FDA members receive FREE pre-registration. Click here to register today!