Moving forward in the age of COVID-19

This is weird. Do you remember when your biggest frustration used to be getting the perfect contact for that class 2 restoration? Many weeks into COVID-19, we still find ourselves in the upside down with a brand-new vocabulary of “social distancing” and “shelter in place,” and my mom asking me about PPE. The industry ramifications and impacts continue… Read More »

What’s on your dental bucket list?

Travel to all seven continents? Run with the bulls in Spain? See the new wonders of the world? Bucket lists can help us keep track of the loftiest of goals and inspire us to make the most of our experiences. For the past two years, I have had the opportunity to make some headway on my “dental bucket list”. Here… Read More »

Why does everyone talk about lifelong learning?

Continuing education. What do you think of when you hear dentists talk about CE? Does it stress you out thinking about finding the ethics course that you need to fulfill your CE requirement? Do you have flashbacks of sitting in a dental school lecture? Your first few weeks as a young dentist can be a wake-up call —… Read More »

See you in Denver

One of the things that I miss most about dental school is the camaraderie. Love it or hate it, being surrounded by people going through the exact same situation is therapeutic in its own way. We all knew what everyone was going through, we all struggled through the same projects, and we all dealt with the same faculty!… Read More »

New dentists win ADA 2016 ‘#whyiattend’ contest

The Association on April 12 revealed the three winners of its contest tied to ADA 2016 – America’s Dental Meeting. Two of them, including the grand prize winner, are new dentists. The contest, named “#whyiattend,” drew hundreds of submissions from dentists, dental teams, family members, and local and state societies from across the United States and nine countries.… Read More »

Top 10 most popular New Dentist Now blog posts of 2015

From a series of articles on practice ownership to guest bloggers sharing their ups and downs as new dentists, the New Dentist Now blog continued to grow in website traffic and content quality in 2015. Just in case you missed some of the most popular blogs this year, here are 10 worth revisiting: My New Dentist Life: Dr.… Read More »