The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the number of dentist jobs will grow by an impressive 21% between 2010 and 2020. This above-average jobs growth rate is due in part to a rising demand for dental services. Not only are people keeping their teeth for longer, but they’re also becoming more educated on the connection between oral health and overall health. Coupled with this growing demand will be a lower supply as an unprecedented number of dentists reach retirement age. With these and other factors in mind, the American Dental Association anticipates a sharp drop in the ratio of dentists to Americans between 2010 and 2030…
Exams, practicals, pop quizzes, no sleep, no patients…Need I go on? If you’re anything like me when I was a student, that question resonates…big time!
Here’s the skinny…and sadly, it’s only seen in the rear view mirror. In private practice…in life, challenges change; butterflies in your stomach stay the same. So how do you win in dental school?
Reinvent the wheel…or copy genius?
Predental students vying for a coveted space in dental school need to find innovative ways to stand out to highly selective admissions committees. Whether you are looking to gain clinical insight or to determine if the career is right for you, shadowing a dentist can help you go above and beyond in making an impression. Here are five ways to gain shadowing experience as a predental student:
One of the most valuable benefits of ADA student membership is the ADA-sponsored Student Members Life and Disability Insurance – provided at NO COST to you! To take advantage of this benefit, create your login to access your ADA student member’s insurance account online. ADA student members who create a login for the first time will receive a complimentary $5 coffee card! Read more…
Crushing student loan debt. First-job jitters. Worries about clinical performance. Just some of the concerns that weigh on today’s dental school grads. And, the reason why so many are choosing a large group practice over private practice.
In the past, dental service organizations (DSOs) were viewed very differently than they are today. The word is getting out. DSOs are not only shaking up the world of dentistry, they can be the best way to realize your career goals.
Eligible ASDA and ADA student members automatically receive both ADA-sponsored Student Members Life and Disability Insurance.* Insurance is the cornerstone of a solid financial plan and having it in place will better prepare you for your future dental career. Read this post to see what your ADA student member insurance provides and to get a free $5 coffee card!
Malpractice insurance can be a very confusing topic for dental students. We get it. MedPro also understands the value of malpractice education, which is why we created the Malpractice Minute, a quarterly e-mail that puts our experience in the hands of 20,000 dental students nationwide. Our dental specific risk management and claims teams review real-life court cases, and give practical insights for avoiding similar situations. Read it regularly, to see situations like this…