Still the new dentist

Each year in general dentistry has taught me something about myself and this profession. As I prepare to go into a yearlong special-care residency program in June, I am looking back on everything I have learned in the last four years as a general dentist. The first year of dentistry taught me about treatment planning…that I could no… Read More »

A toolkit every internationally trained dentist needs to have

Being a new dentist in the current job market is not easy. Sky high tuition loans, a shortage in the labor market (that includes assistants and hygienists), being asked to perform hygiene apart from clinical dentistry, and having to pay high rents if you prefer to be in the city, are just some of the concerns we are… Read More »

In case you missed it: Most popular New Dentist Now articles of 2021

Editor’s note: Thank you to our readers and contributors for allowing the New Dentist Now become a platform for new dentists to share and learn about their experiences and insights. If you would like to contribute, please contact newdentist@ada.org. We look forward to 2022! What you should learn in dental school, but don’t As I start my endo… Read More »

Business side of dentistry: 7 things to consider for when opening your first practice

Editor’s note: This is the 12th article in a series exploring the business aspects of the dental profession, from starting a practice and marketing to hiring staff and finances. Decided to do a start up? Here’s a few pointers that may make you a little more successful in this venture: 1. A thorough demographic analysis. Although, I’ve seen… Read More »

Business side of dentistry: When to do a startup?

Editor’s note: This is the 11th article in a series exploring the business aspects of the dental profession, from starting a practice and marketing to hiring staff and finances. Doing a startup may seem exciting, but as I’m going through it myself currently, I can say it is one scary endeavor. Probably scarier than anything else I’ve ever… Read More »

Business side of dentistry: Golden rules of marketing

Editor’s note: This is the tenth article in a series exploring the business aspects of the dental profession, from starting a practice and marketing to hiring staff and finances. Based on my experience, marketing has two main components: internal and external. Internal includes gaining higher case acceptance and introducing new procedures to your existing patients. External marketing involves… Read More »