Ohio State Dental Journal

A Student's Story

Student Leader Jake Falter '20 (DDS) shares his thoughts on an expanded Postle Hall

Student Leader Jake Falter ’20 (DDS) Shares His Thoughts on an Expanded Postle Hall

Among the many who have shared their stories of the impact and importance of the Building on Strong Foundations campaign are the important voices of our students. Fourth-year dental student Jake Falter, the current Student Government Association president, adds his voice and shares why an expanded Postle Hall is important to our students.

I decided to attend The Ohio State University College of Dentistry because of its supportive culture and reputation as one of the best dental schools in the country. I was inspired to become a dentist by my grandfather, Gary Igleburger, ’64 DDS, ’70 MS, who is an orthodontist and College of Dentistry alumnus. What I love about dentistry is the relationship we form with our patients and the impact we can have on our community as health care providers.

The supportive culture of the college and emphasis on evidence-based dentistry are what I like most about the college. The Ohio State University College of Dentistry is producing and teaching the newest research and techniques, which makes it a great place to receive a dental education.

I believe the expanded building will greatly influence potential dental students who are making decisions about which dental schools they want to attend.

The expansion of Postle Hall will provide so many opportunities for new and current dental students. I am most excited about the new dental student clinics and common spaces. It will be great for dental students to be able to hone their clinical skills in a new clinic specifically designed to enhance all aspects of their experience. I am also looking forward to having the courtyard restored so there is an outside space for us to relax together between classes and clinic. In addition, the new student commons will also provide an atmosphere conducive to collaboration that was not possible in the previous spaces.

I believe the expanded building will greatly influence potential dental students who are making decisions about which dental schools they want to attend. The quality of the facilities and technology was one of the top factors for myself and many of my classmates when applying to dental schools. When you combine all of the features of the new building and the extremely high quality of education that you receive here, I believe The Ohio State University College of Dentistry will be a very attractive option for future dental students around the country.