save money for a dental practice

How can dental students save for their own practice?

April 19, 2022

By: Ava Guzman After graduation, dentistry students might immediately want to start working in order to get a return on their educational investment and earn a living. However, between student loans and the money needed to open up a clinic, the costs are steep. Saving Money for Your Dental Practice The American Dental Association (ADA)…

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aligning your purpose with your career

Fall Forward

April 13, 2022

By: Mohammed Hammoud   There is only one way to know if your purpose aligns with your career, and that is to pursue it. I often pondered beforehand if I was making the right decision in pursuing dentistry. I shadowed hundreds of hours and volunteered my time to be positive I was making the right…

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sooth anxious dental patients

How to calm patients with dental anxiety

April 11, 2022

By: Jamie Finch If a patient is feeling too anxious before a procedure, it can make the dentist’s job much harder. While it’s important that you calm patients with dental anxiety as much as possible, doing so can be easier said than done. However, there are effective methods of soothing patients that you can easily…

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buy a dental practice

Acquiring a dental practice and some of the pitfalls

April 7, 2022

By: Bruce Bryen Now that the dental school graduate has worked as an associate and feels that an understanding of the workings of a practice is known, he or she may be ready to acquire a dental practice. The knowledge of the clinical skills will be known only to the degree they were acquired while working…

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employee turnover

Slowing employee turnover in the dental industry

April 7, 2022

By: Katie Klaes The hospitality industry was known for high employee turnover even before the pandemic. Dentistry and several other industries are now facing the same challenges, so I wanted to investigate what they are doing to attract and retain employees. Surprisingly enough, their recommendations can also be directly applied to your dental office. 5…

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dental students

Remember, you’re more than just a dental student!

March 30, 2022

By: Savanah Craig When you spend 9+ hours a day at your dental school and are surrounded by people who do the same, it’s easy to let being a dental student consume your whole life. It can feel like your worth comes from your grades when all of your free time is spent studying or…

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dental school graduation

Preparing for Dental School Graduation

March 30, 2022

By: Savanah Craig If you’re anything like me, getting into dental school was the goal. I never really thought about what would happen after dental school graduation. From a young age, I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in Dentistry, so my path was dictated by what Ithought would allow me to get…

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pediatric dentistry startup

Pediatric Dentistry Start-Up | Cuivre Creek

March 23, 2022

I knew for years that my ultimate professional goal was to start my own pediatric dental office. I wanted to have that autonomy and be in control of my career so that I could deliver my dentistry in the way that I thought was superior. I briefly associated for another office for eight months after…

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dental startup

What to Do and What to Avoid with a Dental Startup

March 17, 2022

By: Anna Borden, DDS My startup journey was one that was somewhat expected, somewhat forced. I had been looking for a practice to buy for about two years, but a lot of practices were overpriced with failing equipment or needed full renovations – or of course, the doctors that wanted to stay on for a…

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qualities of a dental assistant

What are the most important skills to have as a dental assistant?

March 17, 2022

By: Jamie Finch Dentists may get most of the credit for helping people achieve a perfect smile, but the contribution from their assistants shouldn’t be underestimated. Dental assistants perform numerous important roles that help a dental practice run smoothly, including assisting dentists in surgery. A dental assistant’s career can be exciting, and having the right…

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