Can you be too healthy? We don’t think so. That’s why we created Bring Healthy On — to help you find ways to get more rest, more exercise and to prevent illness, injuries and disabilities.
The rise in student loan debt is one of the most significant challenges for a new doctor. It’s not uncommon to meet recent graduates with loans that exceed $500,000, with interest at 7 percent or more. New doctors and residents almost always start their careers with a goal of working for several years while paying down burdensome debt.
The cost of dental education has never been higher. The ADA Foundation—the 501c3 charitable arm of the American Dental Association—is proud to be able to offer scholarships to students pursuing a career in dentistry, and also funding for dental student-run programs.
Medical emergencies are uncommon, but when they occur, it’s imperative that you are prepared. Right now, you are likely relying on the school clinic emergency kit and training protocol. This might be a good time to think about what you’ve learned and what you have available, and then use this article to think about what it will be like once you’re in practice.
Navigating dental school is challenging. Between the long hours in the classroom and training, there’s little time to think about your finances. However, now is the best time to start saving. Whether your goal is to pay off debt, increase your savings or start investing for the future, there’s no time like the present to get started.
ADA Success offers a free series of live, in-person programs presented by ADA member dentists or other subject matter experts on topics such as managing debt and wealth, practice management, employment agreements, and more. Hear from Dr. Rico Short, an ADA Success speaker, on why he devotes the time to present and why you should make the time to attend.
A 31-year-old patient named “Julie” sat in my dental chair. I asked her, “What brings you in today?” She looked up at me and spoke with trepidation in her voice: “I don’t want to lose my bottom teeth and end up with another denture.”