Category Archives: After Dental School

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 »

Life as a New Dentist — Community Health Center

Life as a New Dentist — Community Health Center The ADA is made up of individuals — here’s one of them. Who are you? I’m Dr. Kari Cunningham. I’m a proud member of the Class of 2010 of Case Western Reserve University. I completed a pediatric residency in 2012, and today I am a pediatric dentist in a… Read More »

Real Talk from New Dentists in Private Practice

The panel discussion Real Talk from New Dentists in Private Practice just concluded. The wide-ranging conversation covered topics from improving efficiency to marketing the practice. According to the most recent ADA Survey of Dental Practice just over 88% of dentists are owners, either as solo practitioners or partners. For almost every dentist, ownership becomes a consideration at some… Read More »

Life as a New Dentist — Associate

The ADA is made up of individuals — here’s one of them. Who are you? I’m Dr. Anna Schultz. I’m a proud member of the Georgia Regents University College of Dental Medicine Class of 2012, and I am working as an associate for a wonderful practice in Newnan, Georgia. If you could have any job OTHER THAN dentistry,… Read More »