A Look Back – ASDA Leadership

What was one of your worst days in school/SIM/clinic that you’re able to laugh about now?

“One day in sim, we were working on natural molars that required us to mount it in our typodonts in the correct position. Of course, I accidentally mounted my molar backwards. I remember feeling embarrassed, especially when my bench faculty had realized my silly mistake. Thankfully, the teeth we work on now are already “mounted” in the patient correctly!” – Rachel Bryant

“As a D1, dental school has been great so far! I feel very fortunate to be surrounded by so many people that are also following their dreams.” – Sophia Taghavi

“First day of drilling, couldn’t do it. But it soon got much easier.” – Carl Prince

“Our first day making provisionals for a #7 emax crown prep and finally making a good one after 16 attempts and many tears later.” – Maileen Phoeung

“When we started using indirect vision for maxillary class I preps on #14, HA HA HA, those were not pretty at first. And definitely made me feel a little cross-eyed. ” – Siri Vasireddy

“The day we made stone models first year was probably my worst day in sim. My first model had bubbles so I had to redo it, then on my next one I chipped the front teeth with the grinding wheel, so I did a third one. Once I finished my third one, I asked an instructor for help separating it and it got cracked in half. Then when I was about to start on a fourth try a different instructor told me it would be fine to just super glue the model back together since it was a clean break, and then he added “your first model is fine for the purpose of this activity.” By this time the day was over so I went home, vented to my mom and slept until the next day. The good thing that came from it was now I have enough models to work with for multiple projects! And I got a ton of practice.” – Mikaela Weedman

“Our first day drilling in SIM. I remember feeling like it was so foreign and that I would never be able to accomplish a prep. Looking back on it now, all of the frustration was a part of the process.” – Amanda Tran

“I thoroughly enjoy school, I have not really had any bad days yet. Just tired days.” – Kari Zins

Midwestern’s Music Monday – Felicia Desai ’21 and Judy Nguyen ’21

A weekly mixtape of Monday jams to get you through your week. Enjoy a curated playlist by our very own Midwestern ASDA dental students to listen to whether you’re in clinic or SIM. New playlists posted every Monday. Always fresh.

This week’s playlist is curated by our very own Felicia Desai ’21 and Judy Nguyen ’21

Felicia Desai and Judy Nguyen, Class of 2021

Midwestern’s Music Monday – Jenn Hecht and Jose Estrada ’21

A weekly mixtape of Monday jams to get you through your week. Enjoy a curated playlist by our very own Midwestern ASDA dental students to listen to whether you’re in clinic or SIM. New playlists posted every Monday. Always fresh.

This week’s playlist is curated by our very own Jenn Hecht ’21 and Jose Estrada ’21

Jenn Hecht and Jose Estrada, Class of 2021

Midwestern’s Music Monday – Judy Nguyen ’21

A weekly mixtape of Monday jams to get you through your week. Enjoy a curated playlist by our very own Midwestern ASDA dental students to listen to whether you’re in clinic or SIM. New playlists posted every Monday. Always fresh.

This week’s playlist is curated by our very own Judy Nguyen ’21

Judy Nguyen, Class of 2021

Wellness Wednesday – ASDA Leadership

It is Wellness Wednesday here at Midwestern-AZ! One aspect of Be Well ASDA is take care of ourselves and our bodies! Check out the different ways Midwestern ASDA Leadership members stay healthy during dental school!

What is your favorite recipe?

“Strawberry Banana Smoothie: 2 cups fresh strawberries, 1 fresh peeled banana, 1 cup almond milk, 1 cup ice, 1 tablespoon honey, ½ cup non-salted almonds (if you want a little bit of a crunch!)”

“Salad Shirazi (Persian Cucumber & Tomato Salad)”

“Whole wheat turkey sandwich with spinach and tomatoes”

“Anything with avocado”

“Banana protein pancakes”

“Tandoori chicken drumsticks”

“My favorite healthy recipe is quinoa stuffed bell peppers. Just mix quinoa, black beans, tomatoes, onions, jalapeños and taco seasoning and stuff it inside of some bell peppers.”

“Pesto Salmon”

“I’m boring, I eat a lot of chicken, brown rice and veggies.”

“Tabouli Salad”

“Tomato and cucumber salad”

What is your favorite way to exercise?

“Running or walking my dog Scout”

“Hiking and dancing”

“Crossfit”

“Sunset hikes on Thunderbird Mountain!”

“LEGS. squats, deadlifts, laying down on the yoga mat pretending to stretch”

“Yoga & strength training”

“I like to go to the gym and lift weights and I also like to hike for cardio.”

“Any class like a Zumba or yoga class”

“Soccer is always my favorite way to workout.”

“Kickboxing”

“Hiking and snowboarding”

Midwestern’s Music Monday – Brandon Herrscher ’21

A weekly mixtape of Monday jams to get you through your week. Enjoy a curated playlist by our very own Midwestern ASDA dental students to listen to whether you’re in clinic or SIM. New playlists posted every Monday. Always fresh.

This week’s playlist is curated by our very own Brandon Herrscher ’21

Brandon Herrscher, Class of 2021
October 27, 2019

Midwestern’s Music Monday – Emad Abdou, OMFS Resident

A weekly mixtape of Monday jams to get you through your week. Enjoy a curated playlist by our very own Midwestern ASDA dental students to listen to whether you’re in clinic or SIM. New playlists posted every Monday. Always fresh.

This week’s playlist is curated by our very own Emad Abdou, OMFS Resident .

Emad Abdou, OMFS Resident
October 20, 2019

Midwestern’s Music Monday – Ann Andrews ’21

A weekly mixtape of Monday jams to get you through your week. Enjoy a curated playlist by our very own Midwestern ASDA dental students to listen to whether you’re in clinic or SIM. New playlists posted every Monday. Always fresh.

This week’s playlist is curated by our very own Annie Andrews ’21.

Annie Andrews ’21
October 14, 2019

Midwestern’s Music Monday – Christy Redmond ’21

A weekly mixtape of Monday jams to get you through your week. Enjoy a curated playlist by our very own Midwestern ASDA dental students to listen to whether you’re in clinic or SIM. New playlists posted every Monday. Always fresh.

This week’s playlist is curated by our very own Christy Redmond ’21.

Christy Redmond ’21
October 7, 2019

Midwestern’s Music Monday – Felicia Desai ’21

A weekly mixtape of Monday jams to get you through your week. Enjoy a curated playlist by our very own Midwestern ASDA dental students to listen to whether you’re in clinic or SIM. New playlists posted every Monday. Always fresh.

This week’s playlist is curated by our very own Felicia Desai ’21.

Felicia Desai ’21
September 29, 2019