The American Dental Education Association recommends reading for pleasure to prepare for dental school. Whether it be books, newspapers, magazine articles, etc., pleasure reading can help build your overall speed and comprehension, helping you prepare for the amount of material coming your way in dental school. One of the things I made sure to do … Continue reading My “Must-Read” Books For Your Summer Reading List
For those who have physically demanding jobs, work at a desk or computer for hours at a time, or are required to be mindful of ergonomics when executing with precision, control, and concentration (*cough, dentists, cough*), posture matters. Spine-health.com: "You may not feel any ill-effects after sitting with poor posture for a few hours, but … Continue reading 11 Incredible Yoga Poses to Improve Posture
For the past two years I have been traveling like crazy. In 2016 alone, I took around 35 flights and snatched up a few travel hacks while globetrotting. I’m sure you already know the major basics, like rolling your clothing to make space in suitcases, using tissue paper and dryer sheets to avoid wrinkles … Continue reading My Favorite Travel Hacks
One of the worst things you could be doing if you practice yoga is not feeding your body before and after your practice. Regularly practicing on an empty stomach can actually decrease your metabolism and muscle mass, and not eating afterwards can leave you exhausted. If you don't refuel, you will build overall strength but … Continue reading Pre- and Post- Yoga Meal Ideas for a Powerful Practice
If accepted into multiple dental schools, choosing which dental school to attend can be an incredibly tough process. Many things can come into play, such as tuition and cost of living, program values, clinical experience, research, location, etc.; since programs can vary vastly, it is really up to you to decide what you want to … Continue reading How I chose Which Dental School to Attend
One of my favorite resources for pre-dents is the dental school coach! Zia, founder of the website and mentor, helps pre-dental students by providing interview tips, personal statement reviews, help with the DAT, mock interviews, and much more. He also interviews successful pre-dents, current dental students, and graduated dentists to build a resource with all different … Continue reading An Open Discussion with The Dental School Coach
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Hi there! My name is Navi, and welcome to my blog. Denthusiast is an expression of passion, personal struggle, achieving balance, growth, empowerment, and accomplishment. It is intended to be a place to go where people can learn to manage the incredibly tough process of applying/being in dental school while still enjoying and appreciating the … Continue reading Welcome to Denthusiast!
Ever wonder what your brain is like "on yoga", and why it is known to have so many mental health benefits? Me too. With a degree in neuroscience, and someone who has gotten through moments of anxiety with the help of yoga, I too wanted to know what kind of magic a downward-dog was putting on my brain. … Continue reading Neuroscience and Yoga: how yoga physiologically changes the brain
Figuring out if taking a "gap year" is right for you is always a stressful process. Whether you want to do it strengthen your application, to work and save money, to take time off and relax before dental (med/pharm/vet/etc.) school, to travel, or for some other reason, its definitely a very personal decision. In this … Continue reading The Gap Year