Category Archives: Dental Students

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 »

The dentist workforce through the years

What did the dental workforce look like in the beginning of the century? And what will it look like in 20 years or so? There are currently nearly 200,000 practicing dentists in the U.S., which represents about 61 dentists per 100,000 population in 2018. In comparison, in 2001, there were about 163,000 practicing dentists or 57 dentists per… Read More »

Wonder women of dentistry: Female dentists go from rarity to building profession, communities up

Editor’s note: This is the second article in an ADA News series examining the changing demographics and increasing diversity in dentistry. For every dollar a male dentist makes, women, on average, earn 65 cents. While 13 cents of that gap is accounted for by things like differences in experience levels, specialty and hours worked, there still remains 22… Read More »

Associateships: What, how and who?

What is a dental associateship? A common form of dental employment is an associateship, where a dentist works as an employee of another dentist, or a group practice, according to the ADA Center for Professional Success. Every associateship is structured a differently, depending on the parties involved. Like any long-term relationship, a successful associateship depends on shared goals and… Read More »