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Did you know the average dental school graduate in 2014 carries $247,227 in student loan debt, up from $221,000 in 2013? While this debt may not be the sole factor in determining whether a new dentist will choose a career of private practice over public service, 61 percent of graduating seniors say it does influence(…)
When caught early, oral cancers are highly treatable and often have a better prognosis. Oral health experts believe April’s designation as Oral Cancer Awareness Month is a useful time to raise patient and provider awareness about the disease, according to ADA News. The National Cancer Institute estimates there were 42,440 new cases of oral cancer (…)
Looking to improve your fitness and the health of your staff? Member dentists have a chance to win a Fitbit Flex office package (six devices) by logging into the Center for Professional Success website and entering the monthly contest. To enter, simply log in with your user ID and password at Success.ADA.org, click the Fitbit(…)
Dr. Chris Hasty, vice chair of ADA’s New Dentist Committee, weighs the challenges and “rewarding” experiences with accepting Medicaid in his practice and says, “As new dentists, we should want to see the Medicaid system fixed and functional.” We asked Dr. Hasty for his thoughts on accepting Medicaid patients. He offered a litany of “frustrations”(…)
Whether it’s historical information on the dental profession or the latest scientific studies on dentistry, the ADA Library & Archives is the place to go for any dental researcher — in person or online. With the help of a team of experienced library professionals, the ADA Library & Archives offers access to a unique collection(…)
Organizers of a dental mission to St. Thomas, Jamaica, need dental volunteers for the Aug. 2-8 event. Zion Care International’s charitable work projects promote and help preserve the health, welfare and physical well-being of people in need. The organization, which assists and empowers poor people throughout Jamaica and the world, seeks dentists, assistants and technicians(…)
With about 1,000 new dentists graduating from dental school in Virginia alone over the past 10 years, the future of dentistry looks very bright. The hopes of the Virginia Dental Association’s new dentist committee is to keep all of our recent graduates abreast of what is happening nationally as well as in our state and(…)