Why Engage? As dental students we are constantly surrounded by challenges: an ideal class II prep, the perfect 1.0 mm shoulder, sleepless nights to pass an oral pathology exam. But there are extrinsic obstacles that affect us all, whether we are or are not aware of them. Many of these issues are just as important if not more so than the ones we face within the walls of our dental school. These issues will affect how you obtain your license, your student loans, your ability to find a job and many more. Staying engaged maximizes our individual and collective efficacy, allowing us all to pave the way for current and future dental students and dental professionals.