new dentist mistakes

Top 5 Mistakes New Dentists Make

July 14, 2022

By: Dr. David Rice Read them. Digest them. Ask igniteDDS how to avoid them! 5 Mistakes I Made As A New Dentist Here are five common mistakes new dentists make (including me): Paying Off Student Debt Too FastNot Building Board of Directors Soon EnoughBuying a House before a PracticeNot Asking Enough QuestionsNot Staying Focused 1.…

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dental residency

Should You Consider a Dental Residency?

July 13, 2022

By: Sable Muntean It can be tempting to jump right into the workforce after graduating from dental school, but finding a residency can be a hugely rewarding experience for new dentists — and those positions are often paid, as well. How Long Is Dental Residency? The residency process only takes a year, or potentially two,…

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dental photography

The Importance of Dental Photography

July 8, 2022

By: Zach Sisler Photography is a skill that often gets overlooked by recent dental school graduates, but it can be an essential tool at every step of running your practice. If you’re an esthetic dentist or trying to advertise on social media, taking a good picture is a skill you need for obvious reasons. But…

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how dentists choose their dentists

7 Reasons Dentists Choose Their Dentists

July 7, 2022

By: Dr. David Rice Want to guarantee you’re seeing the right dentist? Here is how we dentists choose our dentist, and I’m thinking we have the inside scoop that will help you! 7 Ways Dentists Choose The Right Dentists Check out these seven reasons how we dentists choose our dentists: 1. Get in the know…

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third year dental students

Advice for Third Year Dental Students Starting a Clinic

July 2, 2022

By: Dr. Sable Muntean Starting third year clinical can be one of the most intimidating parts of dental school. Learning in a classroom is one thing, but it’s quite another to start applying what you’ve learned to real people and real situations. 4 Tips to Help Third Year Dental Students Succeed Here are some words…

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aesthetic dentistry

How to Succeed in Aesthetic Dentistry

July 2, 2022

By: Cappy Sinclair Aesthetic dentistry is one of the most exciting and rewarding niches in our industry, and a lot of young dentists find themselves wanting to move into the field. But breaking into that niche can be challenging! Finding success there requires certain skills which might not always be obvious. 4 Ways to Succeed…

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clear aligners

How to Best Work with Patients on Clear Aligners

June 22, 2022

By: Allison Lacoursiere Clear aligners have made themselves incredibly important to our industry in a very short span of time. Knowing how to work transparently with patients, make them aware of the benefits of orthodontics, and secure a buy-in is essential for today’s dentists. 4 Ways to Work with Patients on Clear Aligners Here are…

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misconceptions about dental insurance

Misconceptions about Dental Insurance

June 22, 2022

By: Teresa Duncan One of the big issues that new dentists face is learning the ins and outs of insurance — it’s a lot of paperwork! A lot of dentists find themselves confused fighting a mountain of red tape. 4 Common Dental Insurance Misconceptions In case this sounds like you, here are four common misconceptions…

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dental clinic

Clinic Advice for D3s & D4s

June 15, 2022

By: Savannah Craig Starting clinic can come with a lot of conflicting feelings. It is exciting to finally be treating patients, but it can also be a stressful experience. Everyone enters clinic with a different level of confidence, skill, and a unique patient pool. Treating patients can be a very rewarding experience, but it can…

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back pain as a dentist

Does Your Back Hurt? This Simple Product Can Save Your Back!

June 8, 2022

By: Amber Auger, RDH Near to my heart is helping hygienists have healthier, happier careers, and I believe it starts with an honest assessment of our health. It’s difficult to find joy at work when dealing with back pain, and sadly most hygienists report chronic pain. Previously, I’ve shared my experience working in a small…

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