In case you missed it: Most popular blog posts of 2020

The New Dentist Now blog made a small change at the start of 2020: Only publish articles by dentists for dentists, becoming a platform that allows mainly new dentists to share their experiences and insights. The shift has helped the blog grow its audience, with more than 206,000 page views (and counting) in 2020 — up from 183,000… Read More »

The ins and outs of interviewing

Whether it’s your first job or your tenth, interviewing with a prospective employer can be tough. Here are some tips to help guide you through the process. Know what you’re looking for. Are you looking for full-time work? Associate or partner track? Employee or independent contractor? What hours can you work? Are weekends OK? The only way to… Read More »

Who’s your superhero?

“We’ve got superheroes all around us loving the heck out of dentistry.” Those are the words of Dr. Dawn Wehking, a speaker at ADA 2016. It begs the question – who’s your superhero? It’s great if they’re a dentist, but it’s fine if they’re not! It could be anyone who helped you along the way – a teacher,… Read More »

Unpopular opinion: It’s not about the dentistry right now

What am I doing to help my practice during this pandemic? I’m drinking great beer and spending some quality time with my loves at home. Really. It’s not about the dentistry right now. Hear me out. I’m heartbroken. My greatest love has been taken away from me. Dentistry is the only thing I’m good at and the only… Read More »

Why hiking the Grand Canyon is like our journey through continuing education

A few years ago, I had some time to kill between courses at one of my favorite places, Spear Education in Scottsdale, Arizona.  While talking over coffee during the first course, I mentioned to resident faculty member Dr. Doug Benting that I’d like to go for a hike. He asked if I was going to hike the Grand… Read More »

5 reasons why you don’t suck at dentistry

You spent a fortune on school.  You stayed in and studied while your friends were out having fun. You tolerated all kinds of craziness for the promise of work/life balance, a great salary, and the professional title. This is it. You made it through the toughest time in your life, and you’re an actual REAL. LIFE. DENTIST! And… Read More »