Category Archives: Guest Blogger

Everyone Matters: Seeking leadership diversity in organized dentistry

It has been a long but fulfilling 10 years of hard work in organized dentistry – or “dental-land,” as I like to affectionally call it. I often talk about losing my community of colleagues and friends once dental school graduation happened, and how my work in the associations has brought me a new community. They are the support… 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 »

Making the case for the simple case

When I graduated from Tufts University School of Dentistry in 2010, some of the requirements to graduate were, as far as I can remember, doing 25 restorations, 10 crowns, and three arches of dentures. I met those requirements – right on the nose, no more, and obviously not less. My first experience in private practice was working one… Read More »

Wearing several hats takes time management

Upon writing this post, I was asked, “What does a typical day look like for you?” I must humbly reply that a typical day does not exist for me. That is one of the reasons that I chose to partake in the profession of dentistry. There are a multitude of factors that can contribute to a day in… Read More »

Business side of dentistry: Financial considerations when going into practice ownership

Editor’s note: This is the sixth article in a series exploring the business aspects of the dental profession, from starting a practice and marketing to hiring staff and finances. These are the questions we get very often in our New Dentist Business Club: “How do I prepare for this step?” “Am I financially ready?” and “When should I… Read More »

Every night has its dawn: What I’m most excited for when normal returns

Unprecedented. Pandemic. The year that shall not be named. To say this past year has been “wild” is about as understated as statements can come. I became unemployed and re-employed within a few weeks. I went from being nonessential to the public to absolutely essential and probably the busiest I’ve ever been. I applied, interviewed, and was accepted… Read More »