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The Best Blogs of Mouthing Off: Career advice

Happy Tuesday, and day two of the Best Blogs of Mouthing Off. Today we feature a couple of writers who we are especially thankful for. These blogs feature career advice and include everything from getting into a residency to transitioning to private practice. These are all the tips I wish they taught us in dental school! Check out three of our favorites here. Thank you to everyone who has offered there two cents of career advice and who have written for us in the 2014 year. Enjoy!

The Best of Mouthing Off – Career Advice

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5 tips for pediatric dentistry hopefuls, by Dr. Colleen Greene
So, you’re interested in pediatric dentistry? I know the feeling! It’s an exciting specialty with opportunities to practice on young patients in a variety of settings. There is a unique joy in setting up patients and families for a lifetime of optimal oral health. I am just about halfway through my residency training at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. As a first-year resident, the majority of my time is spent treating patients in a hospital-based clinic, as well as an urban health center in the area…

Screen Shot 2014-12-11 at 12.09.07 AM A guide to navigating the transition from dental school to dental practice, by Dr. Matthew Parker
As you make your way through dental school, you’ve probably thought about what to do after graduation. While it’s an exciting time in your life, new graduates are faced with many different options upon finishing dental school. The downturn in the economy has undoubtedly affected the dental market. However, buying an existing dental practice is a practical option for graduates making the transition from dental school. With many of the “baby-boomer” dentists looking to retire, there are increasing amounts of great dental practices available for new dentists to acquire. As a new dentist, it can be difficult to navigate through your next steps. To make the process less stressful, I’ve created a guide based on my own experience with this Phoenix area dental practice to help make your transition as seamless as possible…

Screen Shot 2014-12-11 at 12.12.08 AM 5 things I wish I had known before becoming a dentist, By Dr. Marcus Neff
In this post, the dentists who wrote “So You Want to be a Dentist?” offer some advice they wish they’d had before graduating dental school. #1: Debt is real. I’ll admit when I was in dental school and signing loan documents for $30,000 or more at a time, it didn’t quite seem real. I never saw most of that money. What I did see was just deposited in a bank account and used to live on…

Which blog on Mouthing Off did you find most helpful for career advice? Let us know in the comments below!

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~Neek LaMantia, San Francisco ’16, electronic editor

Neek LaMantia

Neek is a dental student at the University of California, San Francisco and ASDA's electronic editor. She works with bloggers to schedule content on Mouthing Off each week and also runs a personal blog called Say Yes to DDS.

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