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Three things I wish I paid more attention to in dental school

And just like that, you’ve graduated. With a degree, dental license and a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration number in hand (and an empty wallet), you’re off to practice dentistry in the real world. From time to time, you may find yourself reminiscing  about the “good ol’ days” of what dental school used to be like. While I won’t… Read More »

Why we love the Blue Angels — and the importance of being part of a team

I saw my first U.S. Navy Air Show two months ago. We had to drive, walk, hike and climb to get there, but we finally found a nice patch of grass on the shores of Lake Washington. It was a great show on a beautiful August day. The crowd “oohed” and “aahed” throughout, and I would imagine that… Read More »

My New Dentist Life: Hurricane Joaquin

Editor’s note: This is the latest 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 »

In my journey to dentistry, it’s all about relationships

“It’s all about relationships” is a phrase I hear just about every day from my mentor. And throughout my path to my new dentist life—from dental school and my involvement in organized dentistry to my current associateship—that phrase has been proven right. First, some background: Four years and about forty wrinkles ago, I started my journey through dental… Read More »

3 Months Before Opening Checklist – Part 2: Operational

This article is the second in a series of three covering some of the more practical steps you’ll need to take approximately three months before opening your practice. The first article covered finance related items that you’ll need to complete, whereas this article focuses on practice operations. 1. Dental Equipment Orders: You’ve probably already picked a location, but… Read More »