Congratulations on the final stretch of your dental education. Although different from what you expected, your accomplishment is no less amazing.
Congrats to those of you who recently matched! The stress of that process has, hopefully, subsided and now it’s time to think about what happens next. This time of your career is critical. Staying involved in organized dentistry can provide that extra support you need.
Updates in the dental community can happen overnight, so staying up-to-date on dental news will help you now and throughout your career. The American Dental Association (ADA) makes it easy to find the latest in evidence-based dentistry, such as the new clinical practice guideline on antibiotic use for dental pain and swelling.
About five years ago, I had just graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and was in my first months of residency. As I look back now, I wish I would have taken more advantage of some of the free resources at my fingertips such as ADA CE Online.
Written contracts protect both sides from misunderstandings and can put your relationship on equal ground. Whether you are joining a practice as an associate, intending to pursue a sale/purchase, or you are hiring someone, a contract helps you start your relationship on the right foot.
Three weeks ago, I packed my bags and flew across the country to attend the ADA FDI World Dental Congress. I had the honor of being chosen as one of ASDA’s student delegates to attend the meeting, and I was eager to represent dental students in the broader organized dentistry community.
The ADA is celebrating its 160th anniversary this month. Since our founding in 1859, we’ve been driving dentistry forward and empowering the dental profession to achieve optimal health for all.