Tag Archives: Working as a Dentist

Dental Student Loan Repayment and FQHCs

We’re hard at work on the next issue of ADA New Dentist News, including a piece about FQHCs and dental student loan repayment. An FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center) is part of the dental safety net — these centers serve locations or populations with limited access to care. They may be located in urban or rural areas. An… Read More »

Minimize Canceled Appointments

Canceled appointments are part of operating a dental practice, but they can be managed to minimize their effect on your bottom line. The ADA Center for Professional Success has an article about minimizing cancelled appointments that includes: What to say (and avoid saying) when leaving a reminder on a patient’s voicemail How to handle changes to dates or… Read More »

Follow the New Dentist Track

Let’s face it—planning your CE courses at ADA Annual Session can be a little daunting with over 300 lectures and interactive learning events to choose from. Where do you start? May we suggest the New Dentist Track? These 21 courses were selected in consultation with the ADA New Dentist Committee, and they cover both clinical and practice management… Read More »

Leadership: What they don’t teach you in dental school (Part two)

By Dr. Jonathan Ford I recently attended the ADA New Dentist Conference in Denver. The conference had a great mix of continuing education for the young dentist, including a special emphasis on leadership development. Here is part two of the leadership skills that I learned at the ADA New Dentist Conference—read part one here.  1.     Have fun! One… Read More »