Category Archives: Dental Students

Separating tragedy and dentistry: What I miss most about dental school

Let me start by saying, I hated dental school when I was in it. My father had been having some undetermined health problems, so when I moved to Boston to attend Tufts University School of Dentistry, in the back of my mind there was some ever-present apprehension about what was going on with him. My father was diagnosed… Read More »

Licensure Reform: The case for eliminating the clinical exam

Some may argue that progress has indeed been made in the administration of the licensure exam over the last 50 years given that regional testing authorities have increased from two in 1971 to the current number of five. Although undoubtedly there has been improvement in the uniformity, the ease of test-taking, and the administration of the examination, the… Read More »

Is residency worth it?

In my senior year of dental school, I was at a crossroad between pursuing a year of general residency and job opportunities. The opportunities were attractive positions that promised continuing education and a competitive salary. Despite the heavy recruitment efforts, I decided to forgo another year of income to pursue an advanced education in general dentistry program. Like… Read More »

Five keys to finding the perfect associateship

I traveled a lot after graduating dental school. As a result, I’ve had three different associateships. Starting out as an associate after dental school provides a wonderful opportunity to observe, learn and grow. Additionally, if you are able to associate at more than one practice, you quickly learn how different clinics function. Few operational aspects become apparent within… Read More »

My New Dentist Life: Feeling at home in rural Texas

Thank you to everyone who read and commented on my post last month! I hope you are all safe and well. A lot has happened since I wrote my first article. The last few months have been nothing like any of us could have imagined, but in many ways, it has been better than I expected. I’ve been… Read More »

Finding a job: ADA CareerCenter unveils upgraded online job board for dental professionals

            Dental professionals looking for the right job can turn to the ADA CareerCenter, the Association’s official online job board, which unveiled July 17 its upgraded website in an effort to improve user experience and personalization of jobs searches. The online job board features a new personalization dashboard, which provides a more user-friendly experience for jobseekers and generates… Read More »