Category Archives: Dental Students

Free April webinars: Identifying signs of abuse in patients

Two upcoming webinars can help dentists learn more about identifying and reporting abuse in patients. The free one-hour webinars with one hour of continuing education credit are: Recognizing and Reporting Child Maltreatment: Child Abuse, Neglect and Sex Trafficking of Minors, April 10, led by Debra Schilling Wolfe, executive director of the Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and… Read More »

Nominate new dentists, dental students for dental informatics standard research award

The ADA is accepting applications until May 15 for the 2019 Robert H. Ahlstrom New Investigator Award, which highlights the crucial role dental informatics standards play in dentistry. ADA dental student members and ADA members who have earned their dental degree no earlier than 2014 and members pursuing an additional degree or specialty are eligible to apply. Permissible… Read More »

Q&A: Taking advantage of the student loan interest deduction

Washington — In 2017 the ADA successfully advocated to ensure the dental profession benefits from the tax reform law that passed Congress. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was the first major rewrite of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years and contained many changes that could affect dentists’ financial planning. With the 2019 filing deadline… Read More »

Small fish in a big pond: What it’s like to develop a clinical practice guideline

It’s not every day you’re asked to help create a clinical practice guideline that will be used by dentists all over the United States. During the end of my second year in dental school, I was asked just that. I was conducting research at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Illinois and was fortunate enough to visit the ADA… Read More »

Military provides pathway to dentistry

Dr. Rob Peterson bore witness to war and wonder during his career in the Navy but when the time came for him to re-enlist, the veteran nuclear operator opted for dental school instead. “I told my counselor my plan was to return to college to ultimately earn a D.D.S. degree,” recalled Dr. Peterson, who served six years of… Read More »

Q&A: What I’ve learned

New dentists are bound to learn lessons and face challenges as they launch their careers. The New Dentist News talked with two dentists who are eight to 10 years into their careers about keeping up with the latest literature, building and maintaining a practice, managing debt and other issues. Dr. Jon Copeland Practice owner in Wildwood, Missouri How… Read More »