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My New Dentist Beginner’s Guide: Red flags and must ask questions for any dental interview

If you have ever been interviewed, then you probably got to the end of the interview and were asked, “Now, do you have any questions for me?” And, if you’re anything like I am, you froze up for a few seconds, asked the first thing that came to your mind and hoped it wasn’t a stupid question. This… Read More »

My New Dentist Beginner’s Guide: Interview early…and often

In my last article, Finding a Job, I shared the best approach to finding opportunities as a young dentist. Today, I would like to share some insight on how hone your interview skills. I can still remember my first interview. It was my senior year of dental school and a dental corporation was hosting an “interview day.” This… Read More »

4 common mistakes new dentists must avoid

Getting out of dental school and working in a private practice is an exciting time. Unfortunately, it also means a huge learning curve for young dentists. I was no different! As seasoned dentists go on to mentor our younger peers, there is a growing trend of four common mistakes that I see new dentists make. 1. Lack of… Read More »

Love the heck out of dentistry

My first year as a dentist was discouraging to say the least. As a new dentist I assumed that all dentists cared intensely about their patients and their work. I was heartbroken when I found out that this wasn’t true. My first job landed me right in the thick of dentists and staff that didn’t care — about our patients,… Read More »

Staying fit in dentistry

Have you ever stepped foot in a gym in January? You might as well go back home and sit on your couch and you’ll burn just as many calories as you will waiting for a machine. Any regular gym goer hates “resolutioners”. Innocent people are starting the year off by attempting to get healthy while “gym elitists” condone… Read More »

My New Dentist Life: New Year, new more financially stable me

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 »