Category Archives: Life as a New Dentist

Study clubs from a business perspective

Englewood, Colo. — For new dentists, there can be a lot to learn when it comes to creating or running a small business. Establishing the necessary business elements and learning how to run a successful dental practice can provide challenges early in one’s career. The Colorado Dental Association New Dentist Committee is taking a unique approach in an… Read More »

Greater St. Louis Dental Society finds key to engaging new dentists: Fun

St. Louis — “The Price is Right.” “Family Feud.” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Spoofing classic game shows and morning talk shows into activities may seem silly. But for the Greater St. Louis Dental Society, it’s been the key to engaging new dentists. “It’s taken some trial and error, and we’ve had a couple of failures,” said Susan Prosperi,… Read More »

Dental Office Design Competition spurs imagination, inspiration

Olympia, Wash. — Many children want treehouses in their backyard. Most don’t think about treehouses in their dentists’ offices. The young patients at Small to Tall Pediatric Dentistry in Olympia, Washington, are treated to a treehouse in the waiting room. It is one of the unique design elements of the practice, and because of those characteristics owners Drs.… Read More »

New Dentist Conference offers customized CE — and Zen

Atlanta — This October’s New Dentist Conference has a wealth of continuing education courses tailor-made for new dentists, with topics including everything from restorations to Zen. Yes, Zen. The Oct. 19 course promises to teach simple techniques for dentists so that they can “balance, reboot and enliven the busy professional” and learn how to participate in a “mind/body/spirit… Read More »

Are you satisfied? – Practice setting and dentist job satisfaction

Are you satisfied with your current job situation? Are there certain aspects you wish were different? Maybe you are just starting your career, or looking for a change. It turns out the type of practice you work in may impact how you feel about your dental career. In an innovative, first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the University of Illinois… Read More »

The six CE topics new dentists want to explore

Want to learn from your peers? Discover the top CE subjects they are searching for online. According to ADA CE Online, new dentists want to study topics that will advance their success in practice, improve patient care and deepen their knowledge of dental specialties. Here are the six most popular terms your peers are searching for right now:… Read More »