What we're up to
The team behind DAT Bootcamp is creating a dental anatomy course. We're working on video lectures (like below), and we're looking to team up with dental students to begin the production of a dental anatomy qbank.
What's a dental anatomy content expert?
You don't need to be a professor or have a PhD to write dental anatomy questions or explanations. We've found at DAT Bootcamp that some of our brightest contributors have been students that recently studied for and completed the DAT.
If you've recently completed dental anatomy at your school, you could be a great fit for this role!
- Comprehensive understanding of dental anatomy. This doesn't mean you need to be able to recite the percentage of mandibular incisors with two canals (that can be Googled as you're working). But you should be the type of person that was helping your friends study for dental anatomy because you're a student who works hard to learn everything you can.
- Wants to work with us nailing the little details to make a dental anatomy product that's as good as DAT Bootcamp
- Available for at least 10 hours a week for the next 6 months
Why join us?
- Join a team that values and is obsessed with creating the best educational content for our students. We value quality over quantity and take pride in the work we publish. We believe students can see and feel the small details that show we care about their success.
- Wage starting at $20/hour
- Remote work - work from home on your own terms
Who are we and how do you fit in with this?
We’re a test prep company founded by teachers for teachers. Our Dental Admission Test (DAT) product is used by 97% of all pre-dental students, and the reason we stand out is because we’re obsessed about creating the best content possible for our students.
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How to apply
Write two multiple choice questions with detailed explanations on the following topics:
Q1: Calcification of teeth in utero
Q2: Features of a maxillary first premolar
Example of a developed question
Idea: Teeth in opposition (occlusion)
Developed question and explanation:
In a class I dental occlusion, every tooth has two teeth opposing it in the opposite arch EXCEPT for one of the following. What is the EXCEPTION?
A. Maxillary lateral incisors & mandibular third molars
B. Mandibular central incisors & maxillary third molars
C. Maxillary central incisors & maxillary third molars
D. Mandibular lateral incisors & mandibular third molars
The picket fence diagram below illustrates the occlusal scheme of maxillary and mandibular teeth in normal class I occlusion.
From this diagram, it is readily seen that the two teeth that only contact one tooth in the opposing arch are the maxillary third molar and mandibular central incisors. The maxillary third molar will only contact the mandibular third molar. The small mandibular central incisor will only contact the maxillary central incisor. Choice [B] is the correct answer.
Choices [A] and [D] are incorrect as the teeth listed contact two teeth in the opposing arch.
Choice [C] is incorrect as maxillary central incisors contact the opposing mandibular central and lateral incisors.
What I like about this question and explanation
- Higher level question - not just "what occludes what", makes the student think about occlusion as a whole
- Tempting distractor answer choices - thinks about where students may be confused and uses that to tempt them with incorrect choices
- Well rationalized and to the point explanation that includes a memory anchor (picket-fence diagram) for determining the correct answer, as well as rationales for why the incorrect answers are incorrect
With your completed questions and explanations, apply here: https://airtable.com/shrDFFJ2FMY95Aw0b
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