Over the past few decades, there has been an increased concern of a national dental faculty shortage. The American Dental Education Association published its first report in 1999 outlining this issue and has been tracking the national shortfall since then. Between the 1990s and 2000s, the number of vacant faculty positions increased more than 50 percent.
Dr. Emily Hahn attended Marquette University in Milwaukee for both her undergraduate and dental school education, earning her DDS in 2012. Here, she discusses her unique pediatric practice as well as her advice for students interested in treating this population.
If you want to own someday, the associate-to-owner path might help you get there faster. With the associate-to-owner path, you join a practice as an associate with an agreement for a future complete sale.
In my last ASDA Blog post, I discussed the importance of question-asking by dental students as they hunted for jobs, and received an overwhelming response. As a result, I have prepared a list of key questions to ask during job interviews.
Job shadowing can be one of the best ways to pave a clear path to success after graduation. Firsthand experience with a variety of practice environments and the day-to-day responsibilities of real-world dentistry is invaluable for career planning. When we want to make a significant purchase, such as a new car, we test drive it first to ensure it’s a good fit. Why wouldn’t we treat something as important as our career the same way?
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.
“Don’t be surprised if you don’t get in this year,” the endodontic resident told me during my one-day externship. This was not the first time I’d heard this during the application process. This sentiment came from endodontic residents, faculty members and program directors — and for a relatively good reason.