Category Archives: My New Dentist Life

My New Dentist Life: Knowing enough to know what I don’t know

Editor’s note: This is the fourth article in a New Dentist Now blog series, My New Dentist Life, following a new dentist’s first year experience out of dental school. The three-month mark! I am getting better at managing multiple patients at a time, my speed is slowly improving, and my treatment planning skills are tested daily. However, there… Read More »

My New Dentist Life: Shaking off those first-day nerves

Editor’s note: This is the third article in a New Dentist Now blog series, My New Dentist Life, following a new dentist’s first year experience out of dental school. Finally, I can write to you as a practicing dentist! It really felt like this moment would never come as it has been a goal of mine for so… Read More »

My New Dentist Life: Feeling at home in rural Texas

Thank you to everyone who read and commented on my post last month! I hope you are all safe and well. A lot has happened since I wrote my first article. The last few months have been nothing like any of us could have imagined, but in many ways, it has been better than I expected. I’ve been… Read More »

My New Dentist Life: Starting a career during the COVID-19 pandemic

Editor’s note: This is the first article in a New Dentist Now blog series, My New Dentist Life, following a new dentist’s first year experience out of dental school. Hello Everyone, My name is Justin Goff, and I am a recent dental graduate from Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College. I am excited to… Read More »

My New Dentist Life: First year lessons

Editor’s note: This is the final 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 »

My New Dentist Life: Finding my way as a new dentist

Last week I attended Hill Day with the Academy of General Dentistry in Washington, D.C. Some of you may remember from my last blog post that I had an eventful (to put it lightly) time traveling to Washington, D.C., last month for the Washington Leadership Conference with the American Dental Association. Thankfully I did not have any travel… Read More »