Yes, you should still save while paying off debt

Let’s assume you are a healthy young dental practitioner.  You are working and starting to pay off some of your school loans.  Suddenly, the unexpected happens and you are left physically unable to work.  Your disability insurance does not start paying benefits for six months.  To prepare for these and other unexpected circumstances, a general… Read more »

Member Monday: Larisa Smith- pregnant and in dental school

Pregnant in Dental SchoolGaining 30 pounds during dental school isn’t exactly on everyone’s bucket list. Some may give the excuse of too many late nights pounding Cheetos and red bulls whilst memorizing the cranial nerves and their branches. My excuse came after nine months and the occasional odd glance at my maternity scrubs. But those 30 pounds, or what came of them, have become the greatest accomplishment of my life. Having a baby in dental school? Unheard of? No. Uncommon? Perhaps. Do able? Yes. Worth it? Absolutely…

Media Monday: The horrible histories of Dentists

Today, I have a series of videos to brighten your Monday! Horrible Histories is a BBC children’s show that recounts history in a series of quick, lively sketches. In a recurring segment called “Historical Dentist”, Mandy, the giddy and oblivious dental assistant, guides her patients through the well-meaning, unethical, bygone practices of dentists of yesteryear…. Read more »

Money Monday: the credit card conundrum

The holiday season might just as well be called “spending season.” No one wants to sit at home while their friends are out at holiday parties and shopping. While indulging in these activities, it is easy to whip out your credit card and charge everything. After all, you can pay for it in the New Year, right? Not so fast. Before you put everything from gingerbread lattes to a new IPod for your sister on those credit cards, take a step back to think…