American Dental Association

Manage debt so it doesn’t manage you

As a dental student, no one understands dental school better than you. Day and night, you’re focused on learning so that you can become a capable, compassionate dentist. But, for better or worse, there’s more involved with being a successful dentist than providing excellent care. Personal and practice financial management is a vital part of building a successful career in dentistry – and allowing you to lead the life you imagined.

Highlights of the ADA’s new oral cancer guideline

Whether you are a student dentist, new graduate, or experienced practitioner, we are always looking for ways to improve our clinical skills and provide the utmost quality of care to our current and future patients. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 49,000 new cases of cancer will occur in the oral cavity and oropharynx this year, with more than 9,500 deaths occurring as a result. A majority of these malignancies will be diagnosed as oral squamous cell carcinoma. As such, one of our most important duties as dentists is to conduct thorough evaluations to prevent unnecessary suffering and increase the chances of successful cancer treatment.