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transition to practice ownership

The Transition to Dental Practice Ownership

January 24, 2023

By: Ronetta Sartor There are a lot of options to pursue in a career after dental school, but one of the major decisions you’ll have to consider is the possibility of owning your own practice. Deciding whether you want to own a business is a big decision in itself, and there are several ways to…

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The Importance of a Transition Manager

January 23, 2023

By: John Wloderak Managing your practice is essential to good dentistry; entering the marketplace to establish your brand, managing growth, and finding an eventual exit strategy can all be a challenge. But you shouldn’t go through the process alone. There are plenty of qualified individuals who make it their job to help you through every…

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Burnout: How to Complete Your Stress Cycle as a Dentist

January 19, 2023

By: Savanah Craig Burnout is a hot topic. It is especially prevalent for those who are high achievers, in helping professions or have a caretaking role. As a dentist, I find myself identifying with each of those categories. After experiencing burnout in dental school, I have been determined to find resources and strategies to prevent…

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for The Dental Professional

January 18, 2023

By: Lucas Shapiro Tired of giving the same old gift or chocolate and flowers to the people that matter most in your life for Valentine’s Day? Everyone does enjoy chocolate and that’s totally fine as long as it’s in moderation and you brush and floss afterward. IgniteDDS has created a Valentine’s Dental Gift Guide to…

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dentistry as public health

Dentistry as Public Health

January 17, 2023

By: Mohammed Hammoud I’m Mohammed Hammoud, a third-year student at the LECOM School of Dentistry with a passion for dentistry as an issue of public health and social well-being. Before Dental School Before dental school, I worked with a public health organization and shadowed a dentist running a clinic in South Africa. It was a…

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The Importance of Dental Mentorship

January 10, 2023

By: James Wanamaker Mentorship is one of the most important ingredients to a successful dental career. But what is mentorship, really? In my view, mentorship involves any connection which brings youreducation or career further than it would have been without. That can extend to educators, bosses, colleagues — pretty much anyone you meet on your…

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Geographic Success and the Transition to the Real World of Dentistry

January 9, 2023

By: Cory Ball You just got your final faculty check for a restorative appointment in the clinic. Your patient is thrilled to finally leave the dental school after a three-hour appointment to fix a cavity. Yes, that’s right. One filling. 4DO. You’re an early D3 dental student and this is among the first dozen or…

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Communicating in Difficult Situations: Part 1

January 5, 2023

By: Savanah Craig If you work in the dental profession long enough, you’ll encounter patients who might get labeled as difficult for some of their requests in a dental chair. These annoyances range from refusing to swallow their own saliva, questioning the need for radiographs, or refusing fluoride treatment. Many dentists, hygienist, and dental assistants…

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general dentist or specialize

General Dentist vs. Dental Specialist

January 3, 2023

By: Dr. Cory Ball 12 years of grade school, 4 years of undergraduate studies, maybe a master’s program, and 4 years of dental school. Now you are debating on doing more school? Do you want to be a general dentist or go on to do a specialty in orthodontics, oral surgery, pediatrics, endodontics, periodontics, etc?…

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New Dentist: Your First Paycheck Arrives, Now What?

December 27, 2022

By: Dr. Cory Ball Dental school is a busy time for most aspiring clinicians. Between studying for courses, practicing in preclinic, then managing the patient pool in the final years, most students have a tough time finding additional hours in a day to have a part-time job to make money. And those students who do have…

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