As a future dentist, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day of dental student life. From crazy schedules to staying up late to study and treating your patients in between, it can be challenging to carve out time to focus on cultivating the career you want after graduation. In the webinar “How to Launch Your Career!” Heartland Dental supported doctor, Jacob Berger, has compiled four fundamental ways that helped him launch his career before and after graduation.
If you think you’re hustling now, wait until your career takes off. It’s important to get clear on your goals and intentions of becoming the dental provider you want to be. How does your ideal job look? What type of impact do you want to have on your community? What attitude will you show your patients every day? How you envision your future will feed your hustle to finish dental school. Your answers build the framework that will keep you on track to accomplish your goals. Work smarter, not harder.
You’ve probably heard the phrase “you’ll never stop learning after you graduate,” and that’s the truth. If you think life post-graduation lets you go into autopilot, readjust your perspective a bit. Use this time in dental school to develop those skills that will help you grow into the provider you want to become. Get a mentor, brush up on some of your clinical skills, read books, find a new hobby — whatever makes you feel the most complete.
Involvement in a student organization can influence your dental school experience, but it’s not for everyone. Getting involved doesn’t always mean community service, but it does mean allocating your time with intention. Whether you enjoy attending events, mentoring, taking extra courses, networking with your peers or just being present where you are. Being intentional about where and how you spend your time can create opportunities you might have missed.
So, now you’re hustling, learning and getting involved, but what about leadership? It’s easy to get caught up in perfecting your clinical skills, causing you to neglect improving and understanding your leadership style. “Launch: A Heartland Dental Leadership Summit” is an excellent example of one of the many development opportunities available for you as a future leader. Launch is an all-expenses-paid leadership conference that is exclusive to dental students graduating in 2020 and 2021. Heartland Dental’s two-day summit is filled with educational resources that will help you take your leadership skills to the next level and propel your dental career after graduation.
To learn more about Launch and how to apply, visit heartland.com/launch.
Want to hear more about these four fundamentals? View the recording of our webinar “How to LAUNCH Your Career!” with Dr. Jacob Berger today.
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About Heartland Dental
Heartland Dental, LLC is the largest dental support organization in the United States with over 900 supported dental offices in 37 states. Based in Effingham, IL, Heartland Dental provides non-clinical support services to over 1,300 dentists.