Ready for the world? Put your best foot forward (financially)

TH_MainDental students and residents frequently ask me for help when they are about to graduate. Here are some tips I hope you’ll find helpful:

In your final year of dental school or residency you should acquire disability income insurance. As a dental professional your ability to create an income is completely dependent on your ability to work. Make sure to lock in career-long discounts while you are still young and healthy and insurable.

Introducing D5, the dental student’s guide to private practice

2425-8 D5 Blog Post_ThumbnailImage_305x206_082615[6]Do you dream of opening your own private practice, but feel daunted by the task? You’re not alone. We’ve heard from dental students that many want to open their own practice and be their own bosses, but they are concerned about finances and a lack of management knowledge.

While dental school does an excellent job of preparing students for practicing dentistry, it doesn’t always provide the necessary skills for starting a private practice.

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18_September Mouthing Off Blog Post Thumbnail ImageOne of the most valuable benefits of ADA student membership is the ADA-sponsored Student Members Life and Disability Insurance – provided at NO COST to you! To take advantage of this benefit, create your login to access your ADA student member’s insurance account online. ADA student members who create a login for the first time will receive a complimentary $5 coffee card! Read more…

Know your DSO: it could make a difference in your career

thumbnailCrushing student loan debt. First-job jitters. Worries about clinical performance. Just some of the concerns that weigh on today’s dental school grads. And, the reason why so many are choosing a large group practice over private practice.

In the past, dental service organizations (DSOs) were viewed very differently than they are today. The word is getting out. DSOs are not only shaking up the world of dentistry, they can be the best way to realize your career goals.