Category Archives: Guest Blogger

5 lessons from my first six months of residency

As I glance out the window and take a sip of my morning coffee, I’m handed a medical history for the patient that has just arrived. A hefty list of medical conditions is scribbled on the first page. Page two has a medication list of many consonants and syllables that I still am unable to properly pronounce. The… Read More »

What to remember when you finally start practicing

Ever feel like you’re in a whirlwind traveling at the speed of light? Sometimes that’s what it’s like running a dental practice, especially your first year. There are countless decisions to make, and for every one, there are 10 you haven’t thought of yet. In addition, you will need to quickly build trusting relationships with your patients and… Read More »

Top 10 most popular New Dentist Now blog posts of 2015

From a series of articles on practice ownership to guest bloggers sharing their ups and downs as new dentists, the New Dentist Now blog continued to grow in website traffic and content quality in 2015. Just in case you missed some of the most popular blogs this year, here are 10 worth revisiting: My New Dentist Life: Dr.… Read More »

2015: My most memorable year to date

During the year of 2014, I experienced some of the most challenging events in my life. My dental school “plan” was not going the way I expected and my personal life was also suffering. When the clock hit midnight on Dec. 31, 2014, a huge weight was lifted off my shoulder as I knew 2015 would be the… Read More »

Choose your own adventure

I remember it was fall of my senior year in dental school when I met with a dentist about a potential partnership. I was excited about the possibilities and we quickly exchanged contact information. I visited the practice for an afternoon and even met the team. I had also applied to a residency program, so my future carried… Read More »

What’s there to be thankful for?

Turkey, stuffing and brown gravy. Cider and pumpkins and pilgrims. Friends and family around a table staring at buckets of food. All the uncles secretly competing in the most interesting sweater contest. All of these things have been a part of this weekend for all of my life. It’s what makes it special for me. But on this… Read More »