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Recognize outstanding new dentist leaders

The ADA New Dentist Committee is calling for nominations for the Golden Apple Award for New Dentist Leadership and the Outstanding New Dentist Committee Award. Visit ADA.org/goldenapple for complete information and nomination forms, which list the award criteria. Dental societies may submit completed forms on ADA Connect (Awards Program Community). The deadline is February 26, 2016. Contact the… Read More »

5 lessons from my first six months of residency

As I glance out the window and take a sip of my morning coffee, I’m handed a medical history for the patient that has just arrived. A hefty list of medical conditions is scribbled on the first page. Page two has a medication list of many consonants and syllables that I still am unable to properly pronounce. The… Read More »

USC dental student seeks to bridge gap between dentistry and LGBTQ patients

Los Angeles Schweitzer Fellow and University of Southern California dental student Jonathan Nguyen hopes to empower LGBTQ people to take control of their health care and help better educate dentists when caring for patients in the LGBTQ community. According to the Albert Scheweitzer Fellowship blog, Mr. Nguyen is concerned that within the health care profession, dental professionals are… Read More »

What to remember when you finally start practicing

Ever feel like you’re in a whirlwind traveling at the speed of light? Sometimes that’s what it’s like running a dental practice, especially your first year. There are countless decisions to make, and for every one, there are 10 you haven’t thought of yet. In addition, you will need to quickly build trusting relationships with your patients and… Read More »

Webinar: Strategic approaches to managing dental school debt

Got student loan questions? The ADA and DRB made available a recording of a one-hour webinar about general loan refinance options. The session, led by DRB’s Alex Macielak, provides insight to available repayment options, including federal repayment options, loan refinancing, proposed legislative changes to these programs, and how those changes may affect dentists. In an effort to help… Read More »

Top 10 most popular New Dentist Now blog posts of 2015

From a series of articles on practice ownership to guest bloggers sharing their ups and downs as new dentists, the New Dentist Now blog continued to grow in website traffic and content quality in 2015. Just in case you missed some of the most popular blogs this year, here are 10 worth revisiting: My New Dentist Life: Dr.… Read More »