The ADA started with seven recognized specialties and has only added five specialties in the past 160 years. Three of the specialties, dental anesthesiology, oral medicine and orofacial pain, were recognized in the last three years. Ever wonder why more specialties aren’t recognized?
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.
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.