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Only 1 Day Left to Register for the ADA New Dentist Conference at lowest price!

The ADA’s New Dentist Conference is in Chicago next weekend! There is only one day left to pre-register, so click here to register now. The schedule is jam packed with sessions that are useful for new dentists and dental students alike. Sessions include social media marketing, public speaking training, speakers on leadership, a networking lunch… Read more »

Can You PASS the PPI?

As a number of students begin to complete their residency applications through PASS this summer, they will notice a new requirement that hasn’t been there before – the Personal Potential Index (PPI). This is a new way of evaluating students on 6 different personal attributes: knowledge and creativity, communication skills, teamwork, resilience, planning and organization,… Read more »

Dentists + Social Media= Love?

At the ADA meetings that I have attended recently (Council on Dental Education and Licensure and the Washington Leadership Conference) the buzz phrase has been “social media”. The ADA is realizing that one of their weakest areas of membership right now are new dentists. This is a major concern, not only because this group will… Read more »

Masticators Bring Home the Championship

Participating in Intramural Sports is a fun and easy way to stay healthy and relieve stress during dental school. One of the many perks of attending dental school at UCLA is the stellar Intramural Sports program. Intramural Sports provides me with the opportunity to spend some quality time with my dental school buddies outside the… Read more »

Have you seen this patient?

You’ve heard of (and maybe even played as a kid) ding, dong, ditch.   You know, the game where ring the doorbell of an unspecting neighbor, run away and watch the results.  Some people have taken that to a whole new level. According to this article, a patient did the very same thing at a… Read more »

New Web Tool for Savvy Dental Shoppers

On a recent flight, I was pleasantly surprised to receive a complimentary toothbrush and toothpaste. The miniature tube of paste was a lovely gesture, but something held me back from fully embracing it. I couldn’t put my finger on it right away, but then realized that it was missing an important symbol of trustworthiness: the… Read more »