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Where to find career resources after graduation


Do you ever wonder what life is like after ASDA? Where will your go for your quick resources on mentorship, practice management or wellness? The thought of being on your own can be scary, but the ADA is here for you.

The ADA has created life after ASDA: CPS. Never heard of it? No problem!

The Center for Professional Success is a nucleus of information for the young dentist.

The golden nugget of this website for seniors are the financial calculators created by Wells Fargo.

  • Loan Repayment
  • Loan Term
  • Debt to Income Ratio
  • Overhead
  • Return on Investment

Simply click on the tabs of the calculator to determine your loan repayment or how much time is left on your loan term. These quick calculations can help your office as well. With the click of a button you can calculate your overhead expenses, and decide if new equipment will really pay off with the return on investment calculator.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the business side of dentistry AND a heavy debt load? Boost your practice management skills from zero to sixty with ADA Executive Program in Dental Practice Management.

32 experts, and 6 courses later the marriage of your business and clinical practice will ease your anxiety and give you the confidence you need to succeed in your practice.

Have you been asked the proverbial “where will you be in 5 years?” It’s a tough question, but many new grads are looking to join a group practice. The problem lies in that group practices are lumped together, yet each type of practice could not be more different. Before you sign a contract read the proposed classification system and nomenclature for different types of group practices so you can get an idea of how you would like to practice. The most recent addition is the Group Practice Forum, that provides a video series on the six different classes of group practices. They give you examples, pro’s, con’s and a true insight on what life is like for dentists in a group practice.

The Center for Professional Success is constantly being updated with content on how to prevent back pain or hearing loss, or why flossing is like exercise! On the more serious side they also offer updates on insurance, practice management, continuing education and mental wellness.

As a senior, I felt a sigh of relief knowing that the ADA has my back. When you have questions, look for answers on CPS, and if you can’t find it, let someone at the ADA know. The only way we can grow stronger as a profession and an organization is by hearing what you have to say.

– Erinne Kennedy, Nova Southeastern ’15, contributing editor

Erinne Kennedy

Dr. Erinne Kennedy is an Ohio State University graduate and comes from Middleport, Ohio. She graduated from the Nova Southeastern University’s College of Dental Medicine in 2015. Dr. Kennedy loved everything about dental school, especially being involved in organized dentistry. While in dental school, she was involved with ASDA as a local vice president and national contributing editor. After dental school, Erinne attended a one-year general practice residency at the VA Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Erinne has a passion for giving back and is currently working toward a dental public health specialty at Harvard University in Boston, MA. Her love for writing and communicating continued after dental school when she became a blogger for igniteDDS and alumna writer for ASDA. Currently she serves as a contributing editor for Dental Product Review and is on the junior editorial board for DeW.

In her free time, Dr. Kennedy enjoys exercise in all forms: yoga, weight lifting, group exercise classes and running. Dr. Kennedy‘s professional affiliations include: The American Dental Association, The Massachusetts Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.

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