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10 Questions I Asked In My Associate Interviews

The light at the end of the tunnel shines brightly. The fourth year of dental school or last year of residency is coming to an end and you’re ready to get out. Have you considered your options? Are you ready to step into that light? How do you know what’s right for you or what’s a good fit? Here is a partial list of questions with background information and follow-ups that I asked practice owners in the search for my ideal associateship:

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3 Keys to Anterior Restorative Contour

7 Deadly Sins of Smile Design. It’s one of my fave seminars to deliver. Today’s post…a quick excerpt from just one sin. Check it out and take a step closer to delivering some wicked anterior restorations

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Goin’ on a Listening Tour!

Are you about to embark on a totally new role? A new job? Interested in changing career paths or taking on a new project? Going on a listening tour might be the best piece of advice I have ever received to help me prepare for something new!

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Knowing YOU!

Understanding that your greatest strength can also be your greatest weakness is a lesson in leadership. Read on for tips on how to better know yourself as a leader!

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The Right Partnership

In a sea of dental vendors, who do you choose? Learn here what makes a dental vendor “enlightened” and understand which companies are there to help you grow…

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Top 15 Tips To Crush Dental School

We have compiled the Top 15 proven tips and tricks that will help crushing your dental school interviews. We know these worked because we are speaking from personal experiences and the perspective of a former predental student. You will not only learn how to dress professionally, but also other very important areas you might not be aware of. Ultimately, we want you to succeed and we believe you can do it! Click here to download the ebook now!

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Get Motivated, Be Dedicated, Stay Involved

Applying for dental school can be…. is a very stressful process. Of course your goal is to have the most competitive DAT score, GPA and excellent academic ranking. In light of all those factors, one must keep in mind the importance of maintaining your extracurriculars up to date.

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The Dental School Game Plan

How do you plan on achieving your dream of becoming a dentist? It no longer is an easy task. With almost 14,000 applicants to the 65 dental schools in the United States your grades will no longer solely set you apart. Much more goes into your application now-your extracurricular activities, leadership positions, DAT scores, and the very important personal statement. Because only 15% of applicants are called for an interview you need to use every opportunity you can put get yourself ahead of the pack and this book will help you do just that.

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The Benefits of Interdisciplinary CE

I recently attended AAOMS’s Dental Implant Conference, an interdisciplinary conference that presents a holistic approach to dental implant treatment plans. Find out more about the benefits of interdisciplinary conferences in the article.

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Let’s Caucus!

I attended the AAOMS District III caucus last weekend in Atlanta and had a great time taking part in our political process. Learn more about how you can ensure your voice gets heard in organizations like AAOMS, ASDA, the ADA, and more!

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3 Keys to Anterior Restorative Contour

7 Deadly Sins of Smile Design. It’s one of my fave seminars to deliver. Today’s post…a quick excerpt from just one sin. Check it out and take a step closer to delivering some wicked anterior restorations

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Why NOT to Cut The Dental Umbilical Cord

Retraction. There are many instances it makes our lives simpler. There are many strategies for success. That said, as a young dentist, it’s all too tempting after the daily clinic beatings in dental school to cut the dental umbilical cord from one’s armamentarium. Before you do, experience has taught me this…great habits deliver great results.
Great result deliver great success. So before you cut that cord, here’s a simple 5 step process to CRUSH your Restorative Success.

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The Game of Knowns…Who’s the A on your team?

You’ve heard it a million times…TEAM…together everyone accomplishes more. It’s a true story and as the leader of your team, as Jim Collins said in his NY Times Best Seller, “Good to Great”, you have to get the right people on your bus…you also have to get them in the right seat…So, that said, who’s the A on your team??

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Are You Ready?

Brought to you by Andrew Darke, transition specialist with Mercer Transitions and Patterson Connect

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How to CRUSH your First Job!

How do some people come out swinging homeruns and others barely get up to bat? Why are some people more successful in dentistry than others? To be honest there is a simple answer. Read this blog and find out how to become better producer in your office and gain better case acceptance. The answer lies within you… Not your location, saturation level, or experience. Just you.

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Making Bank Not Broke

Recently, Amisha and I had the opportunity to share some financial tips from our first year out in practice! Here are a few of them! If you think this would be helpful for your school, reach out and we can help you host an event!

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Student budget-friendly activities

In school, exams and academic commitments are plenty and free time is limited. With deadlines always looming, it is difficult for us high-achieving individuals to make time for ourselves and simply relax. I have compiled a list of activities to spark some inspiration for your next weekend or day off.

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90% of your patients do THIS in 1.5 minutes…

Have you ever asked which technology will help you deliver the best care to patients in today’s high-tech dentistry?

New methods are being used in practices with Text Messaging to give patients a new level of EXPERIENCE and CARE…but…

WARNING:
Most dentists are at HIPPA VIOLATION risk with text messages!

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Regaining sight of Learning: a path to Balance

Between didactic classes, clinic, boards examinations, and life outside of school (yes, one exists), finding a balance is challenging. As a third year, I get questions all the time from people applying to, about to start, or just starting dental school along the lines of “how do you find balance?”. Throughout dental school, I’ve done a bit of soul-searching to handle dental school in a healthy way for my mind and body. The way in which I found my balance is by not losing sight of the purpose of school: to learn.

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If Periodontal Disease Caused Heart Disease?

The difference between association and causal is significant. We have known for decades that there was some “association” between periodontal disease and a host of inflammatory based systemic diseases . Last month, Dr Brad Bales’ “Causal” research was finally published. Tonight’s webinar will open your eyes as to what this may mean for the practice of dentistry going forward.

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Dental School Priorities Redefined

What if, the ideal class II, crown prep, endo, and denture WERE NOT what mattered most to your success? What if in fact, you could be the top student in your didactic and clinic class and be the bottom in success as a dentist?

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DMG and the Young KOL

What Makes a Key Opinion Leader a KOL?

In 2009, Market Strategies International conducted a research study among a select group of 100 national and regional Key Opinion Leaders. The respondents, themselves, defined a KOL (Key Opinion Leader) according to the following key characteristics:

Regularly sought out by their colleagues for opinions or advice
Speak often at regional or national conferences
Have published articles in a major journal during the past two years
Consider themselves early adopters of new treatments or procedures
Help establish protocols for patient care

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