About five years ago, I had just graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and was in my first months of residency. As I look back now, I wish I would have taken more advantage of some of the free resources at my fingertips such as ADA CE Online.
Networking is a strategy used to cultivate relationships that you can leverage as you develop your career. By being genuine and proactive, you can gain connections who provide you with information, support and job leads as you embark upon your profession.
Written contracts protect both sides from misunderstandings and can put your relationship on equal ground. Whether you are joining a practice as an associate, intending to pursue a sale/purchase, or you are hiring someone, a contract helps you start your relationship on the right foot.
Interviewing can be one of the most nerve-racking experiences for job seekers. First impressions are everything and achieving a successful interview takes intentional preparation. The best way to prepare for an interview is to think through answers to the most frequently asked questions and practice ahead of time. This will help you appear positive, polished and genuine.
Dental leadership is the set of practices, attitudes and abilities that allow a person to define the direction of a practice or team, and then motivate and influence others to move in that direction toward shared goals.
From vintage class notes to the most recent scientific studies, the ADA Library & Archives is a fount of knowledge for both dental students and seasoned professionals. Although most people may think of a library as a physical place (and there is a physical library in the ADA building in Chicago), the Library & Archives has a wide selection of online collections, including about 10,000 journals and hundreds of textbooks, all available to any ADA member.
Contrary to what most dental students believe, you’ll need malpractice insurance before you even graduate dental school. Why? Because every dental student has to take board exams. And if you plan to do an externship, you’ll also need coverage for that risk, too.