Category Archives: After Dental School

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 »

I Wish I Had Known…Exploring My Options

By Dr. Ryder Waldron When I was in dental school I was under the incorrect assumption that all dentists were private practice owners. I thought that I either had to buy an existing practice from a retiring dentist or start my own from scratch. I became a practice owner right out of dental school. It was a struggle… Read More »

Ethical Dental Marketing

No matter whether you are an employee, an owner or practicing in another setting, the way you market yourself as a dentist must be ethical, as well as effective. Consult the ADA Advertising Basics for Dentists and Dental Associations: A Guide to Federal and State Rules and Standards for information on common questions dentists have when preparing marketing… Read More »

Life as a New Dentist — Pediatric Residency

The ADA is made up of individuals—here’s one of them. Who are you? I’m Dr. Christine Hammer, a proud member of the Class of 2013 of Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine — Arizona, and I’m currently enrolled in a two-year pediatric dentistry program in a Philadelphia hospital. If you could have any job OTHER THAN dentistry what… Read More »