Patient records and non-payment: What’s a dentist to do?

ADA CPS video stillIn an American Dental Association survey, 69 percent of people said they were more likely to choose an ADA member the next time they were looking for a dentist because of the patient-first promise ADA members make as a part of the Association’s code of ethics.

The ADA has created short videos that present and answer ethical situations a dentist may face in his or her practice.

How owning a practice is like being a renaissance (wo)man

renaissance-wo-manThe “Renaissance Men” were sublime combinations of artist, engineer, and scientist.  They were masters of each discipline, and are considered the most well-rounded talents to ever draw breath.  Truth be told, owning a practice is more like being a “Renaissance (Wo)Man” than you might think. In contrast to the masters, though, we receive highly specialized training in treating dental disease and very little about the “other stuff.” Every dental office is full of protocols and contraptions that are not covered in school. That is not a reason to exclude owning from the menu of options open to you after graduation! Here are five keys to unlocking the mysteries of the non-clinical aspects of private practice.

Long distance relationships (LDRs) while pursuing the DDS

happy coupleLong distance relationships are never easy, but the added stress and time commitment of dental school can make them nearly impossible. My boyfriend and I met a few months prior to my move from Manhattan to Buffalo, New York, for dental school. We went from living 12 city blocks apart to a daunting 400 miles. Over the past year, we have learned a lot and I am here to share five secrets to LDR success.