Welcome to Carpe Dentum!

Welcome to the Carpe Dentum blog! My name is Colleen and I am a current DS1 student at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine (class of 2020) in Aurora, CO. I am a recent Colorado College graduate (class of 2016) where I studied biology, chemistry, and classics. I was a Kappa Kappa Gamma at CC and served in the Office of Admission as an Admission Fellow.

I like eating carbs, buying things I can’t afford, succulents, and anything Chrissy Teigen-related. I also like yoga, skiing, and ballet barre. Sadly, I doubt I will achieve a Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop-level of fame (um I’m okay with that), but follow my journey through D school and everything in between.

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Fall 2016 was largely spent adjusting to my new school, city, and way of life – I had the Block Plan to fall back on no more. Right this second I am supposed to be studying for NBDE Part I, but why not find just one more thing to aid in procrastination? This blog will detail my studies in dental medicine from SIM lab to Tech lab to my first patient experiences. In addition to all things dental-related, I also love good food, good fashion, and good people and might include snippets of all those good things here too. I will be hosting guest bloggers on Carpe Dentum, many of them my fellow dental school classmates and Denver-based CC alums.

Though I wish I would’ve started this blog at the very beginning of my dental school/post-grad experience, hindsight is always 20/20 (especially when it’s the year you’ll finally graduate from school). As the Pre-Dental Associate Chair for the Colorado American Student Dental Association, I am also committed to pre-dental advising whenever I can. This blog will also include posts on getting into dental school and navigating the pre-dental college experience.

Again, welcome to Carpe Dentum, seize the teeth!

~ Colleen

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