Category Archives: After Dental School

Life as a New Dentist — Researcher

The ADA is made up of individuals—here’s one of them. Who are you? I’m Dr. Jeffrey Kim. I’m a proud member of the Class of 2008 of the UCLA School of Dentistry, and I am the newest researcher at the ADA Foundation Dr. Anthony Volpe Research Center. What are you researching? When people hear “research” they often think… Read More »

Making a Difference for the “Greatest Generation” in Virginia

Check out this video of dentists in Virginia providing care to residents of a Richmond-area long-term care facility. The event served as a push to improve access to dental care among that population. Dentists throughout the country are taking action to improve the nation’s dental health by delivering care now to those already suffering with disease, strengthening the… Read More »

Come early to ADA 2014 — America’s Dental Meeting for day-long course on volunteering

Attend the volunteer symposium: The World Outside your Office. This daylong pre-session symposium will be held Oct. 8 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio during ADA 2014—America’s Dental Meeting. Presenters Dr. Christopher Holmgren, Dr. Kevin Hardwick and Bella Monse will use interactive learning sessions to demonstrate how to recognize diverse and specific global oral… Read More »

They gave me an employment contract — now what?

The ADA has a new publication — Dentist Employment Agreements: A Guide to Key Legal Provisions. It’s not a substitute for a lawyer, but can help you know what questions to ask and discussions to have with your legal advisor. Some of the topics covered include: The differences between employees and independent contractors Salary, commission, bonuses and benefits… Read More »

ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership — Application Deadline April 30, 2014

The ADA is seeking applicants for its Institute for Diversity in Leadership — the deadline is April 30, 2014. Established in 2003 by the ADA, the Institute is designed to enhance the leadership skills of dentists who belong to racial, ethnic and/or gender backgrounds that have been traditionally underrepresented in leadership roles. As a participant in this tuition-free… Read More »

Life as a New Dentist — Practice Owners

The ADA is made up of individuals — here’s one two of them. ADA New Dentist Now: Who are you? Ana: I’m Dr. Ana Paula Ferraz-Dougherty, a proud member of Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine class of 2008. I’m the co-owner of a dental practice in San Antonio, Texas with my husband, Dr. Larry Dougherty. Larry:… Read More »