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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 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 »

CDC offers opportunities for early-career dentists interested in public health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accepting applications for its Dental Public Health Residency Program, which aims to produce skilled specialists in public health who can work collaboratively with their population health colleagues in an array of multidisciplinary health program settings to achieve improved oral health in their communities. The application deadline is Sept. 30 at… Read More »

If I could go back in time, what would I tell my dental school self about what to expect after graduation?

Let me start by giving a little background on my dental school experience. My father was diagnosed with stage IV renal cell carcinoma two months into me starting dental school at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.  He was initially given four months to live, but fortunately he lived about two-and-one-half years more before he passed away three… Read More »

New Dentist Now debuts new look

The U.S. Coast Guard is celebrating its 232nd birthday on Aug. 4, and in honor of the milestone, the ADA’s New Dentist Now blog has undergone a makeover. OK. The two have nothing to do with one another. But it is true that New Dentist Now has a fresh new look. Brought to you by the ADA’s New… Read More »