Saving for retirement, paying down debt, buying a home or building liquidity — when extra money is tight, where should your dollars go first? At the beginning of a budding career, nothing seems farther away than retirement. It can be difficult to focus on saving for an event 40 years in the future, when today’s needs and desires seem much more urgent.
The primary goal of just about every dental student is to land a great job or residency after graduation. But for many, the busy and stressful schedule of completing school requirements and passing board exams leaves little time for much else. However, just like completing dental school, landing a great job as a dentist doesn’t just happen with luck.
A lot of time is spent talking about the “why” of ownership, and although this is critical to keep in the forefront of your mind, looking for answers around the “how” is the next logical step.
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.
As campus recruiters, we get a lot of questions from dental students about how to better position themselves in front of recruiters. A question that comes up time and time again is, “How can I network with other dental professionals and recruiters on LinkedIn?”
The first time she traveled to Kenya to spend a few weeks volunteering at a World Health Dental Organization (WHDO) clinic, Dr. Katie Vincer Sears admits she was nervous. In the Oct. 16 episode of the ADA’s Beyond the Mouth podcast, she remembers thinking, “What am I getting myself into?”
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.