New Dentist Now blog post wins silver at EXCEL Awards

Washington — A multitude of ADA publications earned 17 EXCEL Awards from a trade group for association publishing, including a silver for guest blogger Dr. Joe Vaughn’s blog post “The dark days of dentistry.”

Association Media & Publishing announced the EXCEL Awards June 25 during the 38th Annual EXCEL Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. The EXCEL Awards recognize excellence and leadership in nonprofit association media, publishing, marketing and communications, according to ADA News.

Dr. Vaughn

“Last year we were privileged to have earned 8 EXCEL awards, and this year our publications and products more than doubled that tally,” said Michael D. Springer, senior vice president of business and publishing. “It is a testament to the quality and breadth we provide to our members, as well as to the talent and effort of our editorial and design teams.”

Dr. Vaughn’s guest blog post, which received silver in the Digital media: blog single post category, details the moments when dentistry is a struggle and what one can do to overcome those “dark days.”

“There will be days where you want to give up. There will be days where the stresses seem to be too much. But don’t let them overcome you. Find an outlet. Vent your frustrations, and be free of them,” he wrote. “Because one day you will find that perfect job. You will pay off that monstrous debt. You will find your place in this profession that you’ve been working so hard for your whole life.”

To read Dr. Vaughn’s guest blog post, click here.

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