Get to know CDA’s May Student Spotlight, Eric Stratton from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry class of 2020.
How do you relax after a long day at school?
I like to play guitar and practice sleight of hand with playing cards.
What has been your favorite dental school moment so far?
I would say getting into dental school. I didn’t take my GPA seriously enough my first two years of college and as a result it took three years of applying to finally get that acceptance letter. I definitely cried when Loma Linda University Health called.
What’s your favorite guilty-pleasure movie or TV series?
“Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights” – I could probably quote most of that movie word for word by now.
What’s one thing about dental school you wish you could make your friends who aren’t in dental school understand?
The sacrifices we make financially, emotionally and physically are tough to explain. When friends or family only see the results of what we do, it is a bit of a disconnect.
What is one item you cannot live without and why?
Hands down my Hydro Flask. Staying hydrated is important.
Why are you #cdaproud?
I am #cdaproud because each time I talk to one of my politically involved friends at our state Capitol, he tells me how well CDA has represented our dental community. In my mind, that is a sign of a healthy and effective organization!