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Ready for the world? Put your best foot forward (financially)

TH_MainDental students and residents frequently ask me for help when they are about to graduate. Here are some tips I hope you’ll find helpful:

In your final year of dental school or residency you should acquire disability income insurance. As a dental professional your ability to create an income is completely dependent on your ability to work. Make sure to lock in career-long discounts while you are still young and healthy and insurable.

Introducing D5, the dental student’s guide to private practice

2425-8 D5 Blog Post_ThumbnailImage_305x206_082615[6]Do you dream of opening your own private practice, but feel daunted by the task? You’re not alone. We’ve heard from dental students that many want to open their own practice and be their own bosses, but they are concerned about finances and a lack of management knowledge.

While dental school does an excellent job of preparing students for practicing dentistry, it doesn’t always provide the necessary skills for starting a private practice.

Winning the game of student loans

asda logoIf I told you there was a way to save tens, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars on your student loans would you want to know more?

If you’re anything like me when I was in dental school…I’m guessing…Heck Yes!

How quickly can you find $241,097?

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That’s the amount of student loan debt the average dental student graduates with.

As I point out to students, should you become disabled and can’t complete dental school, it’s likely you’ll still have to repay your student loans. And that can be tough—especially if you already have a family or other financial obligations.

That’s why it’s smart to have disability insurance now, since it can help serve as debt protection. Life insurance is equally as important: to help ensure your family is taken care of, to serve as practice loan collateral and to protect your future insurability.

As a benefit of your ADA student membership, you have access to ADA-sponsored Student Members Term Life and Disability Insurance at no-cost!