In an effort to increase inter-class "bonding" (see what we did there), we highlight a CDM student and "drill" them with 12 questions. Get to know MUSC CDM a little better!

#TheMondayDrill

Anesa Stackhouse

Anesa Stackhouse

November 1, 2021

We hope everyone had fun this Halloween!!! Back to our scrubs and our Monday Drill! Today, meet Anesa from the class of 2022 🤩
#musccdm #southcarolinaasda #classof2022

1. Hometown: Dillon, SC
2. Siblings: 4
3. Pets: None
4. Schools: USC Upstate
5. When did you decide you wanted to be a dentist? During my sophomore year of undergrad, I shadowed at the Miracle Hill Missionaries Free Dental Clinic, and I fell in love with dentistry.
6. Favorite subject/specialty in dental school: Oral Surgery!!!!! 🦷
7. Hobbies: Traveling, Baking, shooting pool
8. Favorite sports team: Carolina Gamecocks and the Pittsburgh Steelers
9. Favorite Restaurant in Chs: Burwell’s Stone Fire Grill
10. Folly, Sullivan’s or IOP: IOP
11. Plans after Graduation: OMFS Residency
12. Biggest Pet Peeve: People that drive slow in the fast lane!

Kai Standifer

Kai Standifer

October 11, 2021

Good morning and happy Monday! It’s time for a Monday Drill- today get to know Kai from the class of 2025!
#musccdm #classof2025 #southcarolinaasda

1. Hometown: Simpsonville, SC
2. Siblings: 2 Older Brothers (34 & 27)
3. Pets: None
4. Schools: USC - Columbia. Public Health Major!
5. When did you decide you wanted to be a dentist? I knew I wanted to become a dentist after shadowing my local dentist in high school. I always have had an interest in the arts and with dentistry, I saw an opportunity to serve both the community and appease my artistic side!
6. Favorite subject/specialty in dental school: Im very interested in orthodontics!
7. Hobbies: I enjoy making music, painting, playing video games, playing basketball, and hanging with friends!
8. Favorite sports team: Phoenix Suns
9. Favorite restaurant in Chs: I’m still trying new places but i really like Sabatino’s off King Street
10. Folly, Sullivan's or IOP: Sullivan’s!
11. Plans after graduation: After graduation, I hope to begin practicing or pursue AEGD here at MUSC.
12. Biggest pet peeve: I hate the sound of someone chewing with their mouth open!!

Lindsay Robertson

Lindsay Robertson

September 13, 2021

Happy Monday everyone! Y’all know the drill 👏🏽 - meet Lindsay Robertson from the class of 2024 for today’s Monday Drill!
#classof2024 #musccdm #southcarolinaasda

1. Hometown: Fort Mill, SC
2. Siblings: A little brother named Luke who is a senior at USC
3. Pets: An Aussiedoodle named Tucker & a Wheaten terrier mix I rescued named Chance
4. Schools: University of South Carolina
5. When did you decide you wanted to be a dentist? In 5th grade I had a lower tooth avulsed while cheerleading in my front yard and then another freak accident with my orthodontist in 9th grade... I took them as signs to pursue dentistry!
6. Favorite subject/specialty in dental school: Morphology with Dr. Lowe has been my favorite so far
7. Hobbies: Watching sunsets, fishing, & traveling as much as possible!!
8. Favorite sports team: Home of Hootie and the Blowfish.. Carolina Gamecocks!!
9. Favorite restaurant in Chs: High Cotton (but only during restaurant week)
10. Folly, Sullivan's or IOP: Sullivan’s for sure!
11. Plans after graduation: Keeping my options open but would love to do a GPR somewhere out West!! Then back to the east coast for private practice.
12. Biggest pet peeve: People with road rage 😤

Kyle Dennis

Kyle Dennis

August 23, 2021

Yesterday’s ASDA Fever Golf Tournament ended ASDA Fever Week with a bang! Thanks to everyone who came out and participated during the week! Now we’re back to Monday and our Monday Drill! Today, meet Kyle Dennis from the class of 2023.
#musccdm #classof2023 #southcarolinaasda

1. Hometown: Hanahan, SC
2. Siblings: 2 younger brothers and 2 younger sisters
3. Pets: None currently but would love to adopt a dachshund.
4. Schools: University of South Carolina ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
5. When did you decide you wanted to be a dentist? The end of my Senior year at South Carolina. Most of my inspiration came from my orthodontist.
6. Favorite subject/specialty in dental school: Fixed and Operative
7. Hobbies: Hanging with friends/family, going to the gym, finding new places to eat and occasionally gaming.
8. Favorite sports team: Gamecocks!
9. Favorite restaurant in Chs: As much as I love the eye opener from MUSC Cafeteria 😏, Lewis Barbecue takes the win.
10. Folly, Sullivan's or IOP: Sullivan’s!
11. Plans after graduation: Possibly an AEGD or GPR
12. Biggest pet peeve: Drivers pulling out in front of you is the worst!

Wilson Strausbaugh

Wilson Strausbaugh

October 25, 2021

It’s a new week, which means it’s time for a new Monday Drill! Today, meet Wilson from the class of 2023!
#musccdm #southcarolinaasda #classof2023

1. Hometown: Greenville, SC
2. Siblings: 1 brother two years younger than me
3. Pets: My parents have a black lab but I’m waiting until after school to get a dog
4. Schools: Wofford College
5. When did you decide you wanted to be a dentist? Ever since I could remember- my dad is a general dentist and I have always wanted to follow his footsteps
6. Favorite subject/ specialty in dental school: Histology is my favorite class, but I also love any class in the simlab
7. Hobbies: Fly fishing, golf, working out, and traveling to new places
8. Favorite sports team: Wofford Terriers!
9. Favorite restaurant in Chs: Locals sushi in Mt. Pleasant
10. Folly, Sullivan’s, or IOP: Sullivan’s
11. Plans after graduation: Planning on a GPR for a year then joining my dads practice in Greenville, SC
12. Biggest pet peeve: People who are consistently late and bad drivers

Darcy Nirenstein

Darcy Nirenstein

September 27, 2021

Happy Monday everyone! For today’s Monday Drill, meet Darcy from the class of 2022!
#southcarolinaasda #classof2022 #musccdm

1. Hometown: Loris, SC, but I usually claim North Myrtle Beach
2. Siblings: Older sister, Morgan
3. Pets: One dog, Daisy
4. Schools: Presbyterian College
5. When did you decide you wanted to be a dentist? When I was four. I’d sit on my dentist’s lap while he examined my mom’s mouth. I’d fake sick at school when she had an appointment to go.
6. Favorite subject/specialty in dental school: Fixed Pros or Endo despite how long it takes me to do RCT
7. Hobbies: Going to the beach, yoga, playing tennis, and gallivanting around the streets of Charleston
8. Favorite sports team: I’ll pull for whoever I’m with is. Love yelling at the tv for games I have no stake in. & I live for drama between Clemson and Carolina fans.
9. Favorite restaurant in Chs: Triangle Char & Bar
10. Folly, Sullivan's or IOP: Sullivan’s
11. Plans after graduation: something involving general dentistry lol
12. Biggest pet peeve: When there’s a sign to “keep moving change lanes later” but people just stop in the road. And feeding seagulls on the beach.

Grant Abrahamson

Grant Abrahamson

September 6, 2021

Happy Labor Day everyone! We hope everyone is enjoying an extra day off this week. It may not feel like a Monday but we’re back again with another Monday Drill! Today, meet Grant from the class of 2025.
#musccdm #southcarolinaasda #classof2025

1. Hometown: Chanhassen, Minnesota
2. Siblings: 1 Older Sister
3. Pets: Noodle (large cat from parts unknown)
4. Schools: Wake Forest University
5. When did you decide you wanted to be a dentist?
I had always thought about dentistry in college, but didn’t fully decide until I graduated and worked for a year.
6. Favorite subject/specialty in dental school: Not sure what my favorite is yet since we have only taken anatomy! However, in undergrad I had a great Animal Psychology class.
7. Hobbies: Surfing, snowboarding, pretty much any sport with a board. Also tennis, and watching Formula One!
8. Favorite sports team: Carolina Hurricanes
9. Favorite restaurant in Chs: My girlfriend’s cooking (don’t tell my mother)
10. Folly, Sullivan's or IOP: Folly, best place to surf!
11. Plans after graduation: No plans yet! Ideally I’d like to work in a small practice where I can get to know my patients, and improve my skills.
12. Biggest pet peeve: People who talk during movies

Gurbir Malhi

Gurbir Malhi

August 16, 2021

Hope everyone had a restful weekend before our first week of the fall semester! For today’s Monday drill, meet Gurbir from the class of 2024!
#musccdm #southcarolinaasda #classof2024

1. Hometown: Columbia, SC
2. Siblings: 2 older sisters
3. Pets: None
4. Schools: University of South Carolina
5. When did you decide you wanted to be a dentist? Sometime in middle school is when the idea first started
6. Favorite subject/specialty in dental school / what you’re looking forward to learning most: Immunology was interesting and anything in the simulation laboratory
7. Hobbies: Binge watching TV shows (currently the Sopranos), listening to music, and watching food reviews on youtube
8. Favorite sports team: Carolina Gamecocks, Carolina Panthers, Real Madrid, and any Toronto sports team
9. Favorite restaurant in Chs: Famularis Pizzeria 🍕
10. Folly, Sullivan's or IOP: Folly
11. Plans after graduation: Not sure, hope I can get there first!
12. Biggest pet peeve: Being rude to strangers 🙁

Ed McMillan

Ed McMillan

October 18, 2021

Y’all already know what day it is! Hope everyone’s had a wonderful Monday. For today’s Monday Drill, meet Ed from the class of 2024!
#musccdm #southcarolinaasda #classof2024

1. Hometown: Sumter, SC
2. Siblings: Two older brothers Matthew and Hugh. Matthew’s a PT in Greenville and Hugh is a lawyer in Sumter.
3. Pets: A springer spaniel named Zac
4. Schools: Wofford College
5. When did you decide you wanted to be a dentist? My cousin is a practicing dentist and she would tell me gross teeth stories in high school. Weirdly sparked my interest.
6. Favorite subject/specialty in dental school: Fixed Prosthodontics. Basically anything hands-on
7. Hobbies: Brewing beer and gardening. I’m bad at both
8. Favorite sports team: South Carolina Gamecocks. SEC Championship here we come
9. Favorite restaurant in Chs: Tattooed Moose
10. Folly, Sullivan's or IOP: Definitely Sullivan’s
11. Plans after graduation: I have an Air Force scholarship so I plan on doing a residency through them.
12. Biggest pet peeve: Putting your spoon in the sink without washing the peanut butter off…

Bailey Duffy

Bailey Duffy

September 20, 2021

It’s that day of the week!!! For today’s Monday drill, meet Bailey from the class of 2023!
#musccdm #southcarolinaasda #classof2023

1. Hometown: Charleston, S.C.
2. Siblings: one younger sister, Madison (21), and one younger brother, Ryan (19)
3. Pets: I’m not a huge animal person, but maybe one day!
4. Schools: Clemson University for undergrad, UofSC School of Medicine for grad school
5. When did you decide you wanted to be a dentist? I knew pretty early on that I wanted to pursue a career in dentistry. Shadowing my orthodontist in middle school really solidified the decision for me.
6. Favorite subject/specialty in dental school: Operative, Fixed Pros, Removable Partial Dentures
7. Hobbies: going on walks, yoga, baking, reading
8. Favorite sports team: Clemson Tigers
9. Favorite restaurant in Chs: Magnolia’s, Rutledge Cab Company
10. Folly, Sullivan’s or IOP: Sullivans (also Seabrook Island is a favorite of mine!)
11. Plans after graduation: I hope to work as a General Dentist or a Pediatric Dentist one day!
12. Biggest pet peeve: lateness

Griffin Revell

Griffin Revell

August 30, 2021

Congrats to all our D3s for earning their white coats this weekend! It’s Monday and you know the drill… for today’s Monday Drill, meet Griffin from the class of 2022!
#southcarolinaasda #classof2022 #musccdm

1. Hometown: Spartanburg, SC
2. Siblings: a younger brother, Alex
3. Pets: my Australian Shepard baby Hazel
4. Schools: U of SC
5. When did you decide you wanted to be a dentist?
When I was in middle school, my orthodontist made me a flipper to replace my congenitally missing laterals. That single moment literally changed my life. It was that transformation that inspired me to want to help transform the lives of others through dentistry.
6. Favorite subject/specialty in dental school: Digital Dentistry. Not a specialty, but definitely my favorite aspect of the field.
7. Hobbies: I'm big into photography! Check out my Insta @g.revphotos 😂
8. Favorite sports team: South Carolina Gamecocks 🤙
9. Favorite restaurant in Chs: Wild Olive
10. Folly, Sullivan's or IOP: Sullivan's all day!
11. Plans after graduation: Hopefully the Digital Dentistry residency at MUSC!
12. Biggest pet peeve: Meetings that could easily be summarized in a one paragraph email.

Natalie Benkandil

Natalie Benkandil

August 9, 2021

It’s time for another Monday drill 🌟 today, meet Natalie Benkandil from the class of 2025!
#musccdm #southcarolinaasda #classof2025

1. Hometown: Myrtle Beach, SC🏖
2. Siblings: I have two older brothers, an older sister, and a younger sister 👭👬
3. Pets: sadly no pets but I love dogs!
4. Schools: University of South Carolina 🐔🤙🏼
5. When did you decide you wanted to be a dentist? I think I had two bigg ah ha moments solidifying my love for dentistry. First was when I had braces in middle school and then second when I shadowed an oral surgeon for a semester in high school!
6. Favorite subject/specialty in dental school / what you’re looking forward to learning most: I’ve just started my journey in dental school so I have lots to learn but majority of my hours are in oral surgery so who know I’m open to anything! 🥳🎉
7. Hobbies: I love running and staying active as well as spending my free time with family and friends
8. Favorite sports team: GO GAMECOCKS 🤙🏼🐔
9. Favorite restaurant in Chs: just got here so I’ll take any suggestions but for now it’s got to be OKU
10. Folly, Sullivan's or IOP: Folly seems to be the fun beach to be at for the summer 🏖
11. Plans after graduation: IM TWO WEEKS INTO DENTAL SCHOOL... so this answer is pending 😂
12. Biggest pet peeve: when people don’t tell others they have stuff in their teeth 🦷