Category Archives: Guest Blogger

My New Dentist Life: Giving thanks and volunteering at the ADA Mission of Mercy

It’s the week of Thanksgiving — the week that we find ourselves thinking about the people and things that we are blessed to have in our lives. For some reason, I find myself thinking back to ADA 2015. I am thankful for many things in my life, including the opportunity to be a dentist — the profession that… Read More »

In your journey through dentistry, what are you most thankful for?

With Thanksgiving Day only a week away, New Dentist Now asked its guest bloggers to answer one question: In your journey through dentistry, what are you most thankful for? Here are their answers: Dr. Katie Sowa “I’m thankful for the relationships I’ve built in my journey through dentistry. These relationships have led to a great associateship and involvement… Read More »

My New Dentist Beginner’s Guide: Finding a job

There I was, sitting on stage at my dental school graduation, with no clue what to do next. I knew that I needed to find a job but it was going to take three months before my license to become active. Three months to do anything felt like a lifetime after becoming accustom to cramming for exams in… Read More »

My New Dentist Life: What I’m looking forward to at ADA 2015

Editor’s note: This is the latest article in a New Dentist Now blog series, My New Dentist Life, following a new dentist’s first year experiences out of dental school. The views expressed in this article are the personal opinions of the author and are not intended to reflect the views, positions or policies of the ADA or the… Read More »

Got questions? 4 things you can do to find answers

As soon as you walk across that stage and shake your dean’s hand, you’re not magically imparted with all the dental wisdom in the world. What happens is that you’re entrusted to understand your limitations as a new dentist while you’re granted the opportunity to experience the practice of dentistry and consistently strive to be a better practitioner.… Read More »

Three things I wish I paid more attention to in dental school

And just like that, you’ve graduated. With a degree, dental license and a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration number in hand (and an empty wallet), you’re off to practice dentistry in the real world. From time to time, you may find yourself reminiscing  about the “good ol’ days” of what dental school used to be like. While I won’t… Read More »