In our work, we see many recent dental graduates with huge debt loads — $300,000, $400,000 or even $500,000 right out of school. They end up in our practice, often overwhelmed with how to pay down their debt. And while most of them know that their income is solid and poised to grow, they still grapple with whether it makes sense to pay off their debt, or to minimize their loan payments and, instead, set aside money for the future.
Navigating your career can be overwhelming, but having a mentor who can help guide you through it can be powerful. Even if you currently don’t have someone you can call a mentor, it’s never too late to find one.
You’ve registered for the event, made travel arrangements and are counting the days until the kickoff arrives. If this is your first time attending ASDA’s National Leadership Conference, then get ready for a lifetime of memories.
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.