Category Archives: Center for Professional Success

Under stress? The ADA is here to help

According to the 2015 ADA Health and Wellness Survey, seventy-five percent of dentists deal with moderate to severe stress. As a result, many dental students and dental professionals are dealing with burnout, substance use disorders (SUDs) and other conditions that may impair their abilities to practice competent dentistry, according to the ADA Center for Professional Success. If you,… Read More »

New marketing management resource available for ADA members

Where is your next new patient coming from? Do you know why patients are loyal to your practice? How can you avoid losing patients to another practice? In an effort to help dentists answer those questions and to better understand and manage their practices, the Guidelines for Practice Success (GPS), a new resource for ADA members to help… Read More »

Strategies for an unwanted contract in your dental practice

If you find yourself in a position where you wish to terminate a contract early, do you know the proper protocol? Do you know the consequences of early termination? These are questions you should have the answer to prior to signing a contract. The ADA legal team has provided a quick video and some advice on what a… Read More »

Stress relief strategies for the new dentist

  Between finding a job, handling student debt loads and then managing a practice or learning the ropes as a staff dentist, new dentists can face an ocean of stress. For Dr. Adam Shisler, a pediatric dentist in Houston, the “No. 1 stressor” is repaying dental student debt and facing down other financial decisions “that will set myself… Read More »

For practice durability, listen to your body

Most days of the week, Dr. Katie Sowa wakes up at 4:45 a.m. to break a sweat, either doing CrossFit or yoga, before heading to work. If she’s training for a half marathon, she gets her runs in before dinner or in the morning. “Staying active and fit will help the longevity of your career,” said Dr. Sowa,… Read More »

Practice success guidelines look at keeping patients happy

What factors into a patient’s decision to return to the same practice? What makes a dental visit a positive experience, even if treatment or care involves discomfort? To help answer these questions and others dentists may have as they navigate practice management challenges, the ADA Center for Professional Success in 2015 launched its Guidelines for Practice Success. This… Read More »