ASDA News

Straight (money) talk to a new dentist

I’m frequently asked what advice I would give to a new dentist. I compiled this list based on my years of experience advising dentists on their personal and practice finances and hearing, “I wish someone had told me this sooner.” These pointers should help you make thoughtful financial decisions, largely without regret.

Properly managed debt can be an investment in yourself

As a dental student, you may already be carrying significant student loan debt. Paying down that debt requires income — cash flow that may best be generated by opening or buying into your own practice upon graduation. New dentists and those about to graduate often feel caught in a vicious circle when they perceive that debt may deny them a practice loan and prevent them from moving forward in their career.

Beat the millennial wealth gap

Finances tend to be the largest concern for young professionals today. While it can be difficult to save and invest money in the first few years out of school, the earlier you start saving, the better off you will be in the future. It’s important to understand some of the basics when it comes to investing.

It’s not all about teeth: A communications webinar

Of all the responsibilities in the dental office, one of the most important is building patient relationships. The entire success of the practice depends upon the result of our ability to understand your patients as individuals, recognize and respond to their needs/wants and your ability to guide them to an informed decision that is in their own best interest. The dental school tends to focus on the technical aspects every dentist should have; however strategies on how to effectively communicate with patients isn’t always a focus in the curriculum.

The peace of mind to follow your dreams

Our guess is that when you read the title of this article, “malpractice insurance” wasn’t the first thought to pop into your head. And we get it — choosing your malpractice insurance isn’t the most exciting step in following your professional dreams. But this decision can really affect your career. You’ll want to make sure your coverage is strong, so that you can keep doing what you love most. That’s why, at MedPro Group, we’re devoted to being your resource for all your malpractice insurance needs.
Still in dental school? In a residency? Just graduated? We have coverage options for every stage of your career.

Let’s Talk: does it make sense to work with a specialty lender?

In this edition of Let’s Talk, Christian Pearson, national director of dental partnerships at financial services provider Treloar & Heisel, speaks with Jon Burns, vice president of Bank of America Practice Solutions, a specialty division focused on providing financing to dentists who seek to establish their own practices, about the benefits of working with a specialty lender.