Category Archives: After Dental School

Life as a New Dentist — Transitioning to Ownership

The ADA is made up of individuals—here’s one of them. Who are you? I’m Dr. Tyler Scott. I’m a proud member of the Class of 2009 of the Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Currently I’m working as an employee in my father’s dental practice, and we are working with advisors to transfer ownership from him to me.… Read More »

Here’s How They Did It — Real Talk from Dentists in Private Practice

Operations, human resources, finances, marketing — there is so much that goes into being an owner. If you missed the new dentist panel discussion about the nitty-gritty of private practice ownership, you can stream it at ADA.org/ADA365, the online extension of ADA13. Access to ADA365 is free to ADA members; non-members can sign up for $50. Both dentists… Read More »

Life as a New Dentist — Veterans Administration

The ADA is made up of individuals — here’s one of them. Who are you? I’m Dr. Rebecca Berry. I’m a proud member of the Class of 2011 of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and I work for the Veterans Administration health care system in a community-based outpatient clinic in Bangor, Maine. If you could have any… Read More »

Life as a New Dentist — Private Practice

The ADA is made up of individuals—here’s one of them. Who are you? I’m Dr. Vivian Burk. I’m a proud member of the Class of 2011 of the Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry, and I am working for my family’s general dentistry practice in Anchorage, Alaska. My brother graduated from dental school, and he bought… Read More »

Employee or Independent Contractor — What’s the Difference?

Sometimes there is confusion over what it means to work as an independent contractor vs. working as an employee. Here’s the IRS on the topic (PDF link): “An employer must generally withhold federal income taxes, and pay unemployment tax on wages paid to an employee. An employer does not generally have to withhold or pay any taxes on… Read More »

Life as a New Dentist — Solo Practitioner

The ADA is made up of individuals — here’s one of them. Who are you? I’m Dr. Joseph Laudie. I’m a proud member of the Class of 2009 of the University of Missouri – Kansas City, and I am a solo practitioner in a dental practice in Emporia, Kansas. If you could have any job OTHER THAN dentistry,… Read More »