Top 5 Dental Student Loan Mistakes

December 30, 2021

Dental school is a hard, lengthy process, but worth it. You want to make sure that you set yourself up for success right out of the gate. 5 Dental Student Loan Mistakes to Avoid Here are the top 5 mistakes that Dental Students make regardding their loans: Borrowing more than you need The under-repayment plan…

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Buying a dental practice for those having the stamina and intensity level to do so

December 30, 2021

By: Bruce Bryen, CPA/CVA Now that the dental school graduate has gone from new hire/associate to a somewhat more experienced dentist, he or she may feel ready to buy a dental practice, either an existing office or to “start up” a new one. Some may think about starting their own practice rather than acquiring an…

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Free Dental CE Courses: Transatlantic Edition

December 15, 2021

By: Maysa Hattab Revisiting the perennial, occasionally contentious subject of free (or almost free) continuing dental education from a wintry northwest England by way of Ignite HQ, this time for those practicing in the UK, or anyone considering a move here. What’s the difference? Dental CPD Requirements Across the UK Unlike local board requirements stateside,…

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5 Tips on Becoming a Dental Hygienist

December 13, 2021

By: Sara Brooks RDH, BS     Congratulations! You decided you want to become a Dental Hygienist! So now what? Find the Best School for You Take Prerequisite Classes First Invest in Comfortable Scrubs and Shoes Ask Friends and Family to be Your Patients Find an Office to Work at 1. Find the Best School for You The…

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5 Reasons to Become a Dental Hygienist

December 6, 2021

By: Sara Brooks RDH, BS Here are 5 reasons to become a Dental Hygienist: Pay: You get paid well per hour.   Hours: The hours are usually 8 to 5. No nights or Holidays: Most dental offices close on major Holidays. Only need Associates degree: Meaning only 2 years of school. So easy: Sit on your butt…

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Playing defense with teeth

December 6, 2021

By: Sable A Muntean, DMD, MHSA On a recent Friday afternoon, this 18-year-old female presented as a new patient to my office. She had fallen off her scooter the day prior, fracturing both #8 and 9, as seen in Figure 1 below. My chief concern was the blushing of the pulp, as seen in Figure 2 below,…

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New Doc on the Block

November 28, 2021

By: Rubana Masood, DDS, MS, BA Congratulations! After all of the searching and interviewing, you’ve finally found the right associate job for you! Now that the contract ink is dry, it’s time to get ready for your transition.  It isn’t like an academic exam where you can study and know what to expect on the test.…

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The Importance of Keeping Proper Dental Records for Every Dentist

November 23, 2021

By: Jennifer Murphy, DDS, FAGD The title of this article probably brings up a “duh” or “obviously” comment as we all know documentation and maintaining good dental records are important. However, are you really documenting well enough? If a situation was brought to light in a court of law would your documentation be enough? If…

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5 tips on becoming a dental hygienist

November 21, 2021

By: Liz Nies RDH, BS Thinking of becoming a dental hygienist? I highly recommend it. Dental hygienists do so much more than clean teeth. What we now know is that the link between oral inflammation and systemic inflammation and disease is direct. Educating your patients on the benefits of a healthy mouth and healthy body…

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5 Reasons to Become a Dental Hygienist

November 10, 2021

By: Megen Elliott, MS-OCL, RDH, CDA Narrowing down just five reasons to become a dental hygienist was a challenge. The field of dental hygiene is so rewarding for so many unique reasons. Relationships are a big part of what we do, relationships with our team and our patients are at the forefront of daily life in…

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