Category Archives: After Dental School

Five keys to finding the perfect associateship

I traveled a lot after graduating dental school. As a result, I’ve had three different associateships. Starting out as an associate after dental school provides a wonderful opportunity to observe, learn and grow. Additionally, if you are able to associate at more than one practice, you quickly learn how different clinics function. Few operational aspects become apparent within… Read More »

Six pearls for the dental soul

It has been a year since I received my doctorate in dental surgery. I still remember graduation day and the unparallel feeling of walking across the stage to obtain my glossy paper with the official seal. The day solidified the many years of hard work and preparation for a second career that I deemed respectable and enriching. During… Read More »

The cost to do dentistry well

I’ve always heard that the dental profession is a tight-knit community of like-minded individuals, here to service patients with the best care possible. Since entering the world of private practice general dentistry in 2018, this has largely proven to be true. I’ve had excellent mentors, and I’ve been fortunate to find some success as a young associate in… Read More »

The perks of joining a study club

So you recently completed four (or three, I’m looking at you UoP Alumni) rigorous years of training. Countless exams. Late nights. Too much coffee. Not enough sleep. Now you have been asked to join a “study club?” Give me a break. After graduation, that’s the furthest thing from many of our minds. Fear not. I’m here to break… Read More »

My New Dentist Life: Starting a career during the COVID-19 pandemic

Editor’s note: This is the first article in a New Dentist Now blog series, My New Dentist Life, following a new dentist’s first year experience out of dental school. Hello Everyone, My name is Justin Goff, and I am a recent dental graduate from Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College. I am excited to… Read More »

Becoming fearless: My path to pediatric dentistry

When I first started on my path to becoming a dentist, I never thought I would be finishing my first year of pediatric dentistry residency nearly four years after graduation. I often think about how life would be different if I had applied to residency straight after dental school – and almost immediately, I reflect on each triumph… Read More »