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The positive impact of wellness on productivity

The concept of “wellness” is quickly becoming a buzzword in the workplace. While many employers initially adopted wellness initiatives to reduce health care costs, there is now evidence that these programs can also lead to increased productivity and improved employee morale. When it comes to productivity, we often focus on efficiency and output. But many don’t realize that wellness is… Read More »

Organized dentistry: What’s in it for me?

If you’re a new grad, you’ve definitely asked yourself this question about organized dentistry. “What’s in it for me?” If no one has said this to you before, I see you and acknowledge the challenges that you face as a new doctor. It’s a balancing act. You’re working long hours, gaining speed and proficiency, learning how to communicate… Read More »

Emotional intelligence is a vital skill for new dentists

Dentistry can be stressful due to the complex operating field, small workplace and the required expert skills. Patient stress and fear surrounding the dentist is also a factor in creating a sometimes-challenging environment. Dr. Al Sammarraie You may hear “I hate going to the dentist” from patients or experience resistance, which can create pressure in your workspace. Imagine… Read More »

Why I decided to pursue dentistry, Part 3

It’s September, which means that many, if not most, dental schools are back in session, teaching, training and preparing the next generation of dentists. ADA News asked Danielle Silver, The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Class of 2023 why she decided to pursue dentistry. “I have always wanted to be a dentist because I love working… Read More »

Why I decided to pursue dentistry, Part 2

It’s September, which means that many, if not most, dental schools are back in session, teaching, training and preparing the next generation of dentists. ADA News asked Jackson Downey, University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine, Class of 2025, why he decided to pursue dentistry. Deciding to become a dentist has been a life-long process for me, with… Read More »

Help colleagues by adding your voice to the New Dentist blog

The ADA’s award-winning ADA’s New Dentist blog is seeking contributors interested in writing about their experiences and insights on the unique challenges facing early career dentists who graduated from dental school fewer than 10 years ago. From managing student debt, navigating employment contracts and acquiring a practice to avoiding burnout and choosing a career path, the goal of… Read More »