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What I realized at ADA 2015

ADA thumbnailMy generalized exhaustion today would suggest that I had a wonderful — and active — few days in Washington, D.C. for the New Dentist Conference and ADA 2015. In addition to my original goals of volunteering, networking and connecting with old friends and mentors (all of which I did), I took a lot away from this experience.

5 strategies to crush your career

thumbnailEver wondered how past ASDA members like Dr. Chris Salierno became editor of Dental Economics?  Or, how Dr. Colleen Greene rose to the forefront of organized dentistry SO fast?

Is it chance…or is there a recipe?

I’ve got friends who’d argue “it’s better to be lucky than good” , but if I’m a betting man…I’m betting on 2 things: Recipe and “CRUSH it.”

Keep reading for a sneak peak at 5 Amazing Mentors and 5 Incredible Strategies for your success.

Ready for the world? Put your best foot forward (financially)

TH_MainDental students and residents frequently ask me for help when they are about to graduate. Here are some tips I hope you’ll find helpful:

In your final year of dental school or residency you should acquire disability income insurance. As a dental professional your ability to create an income is completely dependent on your ability to work. Make sure to lock in career-long discounts while you are still young and healthy and insurable.

Introducing D5, the dental student’s guide to private practice

2425-8 D5 Blog Post_ThumbnailImage_305x206_082615[6]Do you dream of opening your own private practice, but feel daunted by the task? You’re not alone. We’ve heard from dental students that many want to open their own practice and be their own bosses, but they are concerned about finances and a lack of management knowledge.

While dental school does an excellent job of preparing students for practicing dentistry, it doesn’t always provide the necessary skills for starting a private practice.

Winning the game of student loans

asda logoIf I told you there was a way to save tens, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars on your student loans would you want to know more?

If you’re anything like me when I was in dental school…I’m guessing…Heck Yes!