In my last ASDA Blog post, I discussed the importance of question-asking by dental students as they hunted for jobs, and received an overwhelming response. As a result, I have prepared a list of key questions to ask during job interviews.
ADA Success offers a series of programs on topics most relevant to students today, each presented by a volunteer dentist or other subject-matter expert. Learn more about how you can participate.
Job shadowing can be one of the best ways to pave a clear path to success after graduation. Firsthand experience with a variety of practice environments and the day-to-day responsibilities of real-world dentistry is invaluable for career planning. When we want to make a significant purchase, such as a new car, we test drive it first to ensure it’s a good fit. Why wouldn’t we treat something as important as our career the same way?
Dental students of all ages and from every school have at least one thing in common: They know they want to work as dentists. What many don’t know, however, is where they want to work or if they’re making the right decisions as they shop around for career options.
Congratulations on the final stretch of your dental education. Although different from what you expected, your accomplishment is no less amazing.
The transition from dental student to practicing dentist can be challenging for many. It can take time to gain confidence, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with ramping your speed and improving your clinical skills. The PDS® Dentist-in-Training™ (DIT™) program helps accelerate the learning curve and navigate a clear path to success.
In this edition of Treloar Talks, I speak with Dr. Matthew Walker, a general dentist in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Dr. Walker earned his bachelor’s degree from Northeastern State University and his dental degree from Oklahoma University in 2001. He has maintained a commitment to continuing education and has pursued advanced training in laser gum surgery (LANAP), cosmetic reconstruction and dental implant dentistry.