Dental students of all ages and from every school have at least one thing in common: They know they want to work as dentists. What many don’t know, however, is where they want to work or if they’re making the right decisions as they shop around for career options.
In this four-part video series about networking, Blake Brownell, director of strategic partnerships at Treloar & Heisel, Inc., introduces viewers to the notion that there may very well be a link between connecting with others and experiencing career satisfaction.
There are many factors to consider when determining how and where you’ll practice after graduation. No matter which career path you chose, it is important that you find personal fulfillment and professional growth. There are typically three things new clinicians will need in order to be able to progress and …
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.
Look around and see how many people have their noses buried in their cellphones. Maybe you’re even reading this on your cellphone now. We’re deep in the age of technology, and people enjoy the convenience it provides. Through their cellphones, tablets, etc., patients are exposed to reviews about your future dental office, appointment reminders via email, information about treatment from Google – the list goes on. If your business isn’t taking advantage of the technological resources available to you, then it could suffer. Here are some ways technology can help you in practice.
Going into dentistry was one of the greatest choices I’ve made, and I want every dental student to know they’ve chosen a rewarding profession in which they’re likely to succeed. For me, dentistry was the plan since childhood. Although I didn’t understand what being a dentist entailed back then, I remember thinking, “I could be a good dentist.” Fast forward about 15 years, and I was in dental school — and it was harder than I expected.
For many of us, part of the decision to become a dentist was based on our desire to work independently without a “boss.” While that may be the goal, even those who intend to become business owners and independent practitioners may have to report to someone along the way. Most will start off working for someone else, whether as an associate in a dental corporation or in a private dental practice. While you may be the preferred provider for many patients in the practice, in order to truly succeed in these initial positions, you will need to figure out how to build a good relationship with your boss and get the most out of your time in that practice.