Category Archives: Helping You Succeed as a Dentist

Don’t be afraid of big data

During the first years after I graduated from my first dental school in Iraq in 2009, I had never used to deal with practice statistics, surveys, and digital quality measures. As I moved to other countries where I worked or studied in the dental field, I also did not find many data-driven private practices where I worked at.… Read More »

Business side of dentistry: Hiring for newbie practice owners

Editor’s note: This is the seventh article in a series exploring the business aspects of the dental profession, from starting a practice and marketing to hiring staff and finances. If you live in city like Seattle, you’ve already heard of how difficult it can be to find good team members. I’ve heard these statements repeated so often in… 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 »

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 »

I wish I had this financial guidance

I graduated with a lot of educational debt. It was stressful. Now as a new dentist 6 years out of school, I am excited to help bring some guidance from financial experts who are addressing the challenges new dentists face. Join me on Tuesday, May 25 at 7 p.m. CT while I sit down with financial experts to… Read More »