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We know you didn’t get where you are by having delusions of adequacy. Pursuing a career and a life—as a dental professional, we know- you know what it takes to dedicate yourself to excellence.

With Ignite, you now have a partner who will help you find success, every step.

Forced perspective…

It’s a technique that employs optical illusion to make an object or person appear:

farther away
closer
larger
or smaller
than it actually is. In short, it manipulates our perspective, based on where each person or object is positioned in relation to each other and the camera.

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Biologic Width: A Fundamental Concept of Dentistry

The information in this e-book is relevant to any dentist who places indirect restorations. If you violate biologic width, the gum tissue around the margins of the restoration become aggravated and can cause problems 3-4 months after restorations are placed. Save yourself and your patient the pain of complications; review these fundamentals.

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#adulting

Adulting (v): to do grown up things and hold responsibilities such as, a 9-5 job, a mortgage/rent, a car payment, or anything else that makes one think of grown ups.

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Generate Your Success

Change your perspective to communicate effectively with younger generations. Dr. Rice explains how in this @GrowingDentist podcast.

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Professionalism in Health Professions

I have learned that being in health professional school does not make you inherently professional. Nor does it mean that professors will teach this skill to you. This post is about things I’ve learned along the way about professionalism.

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Ivoclar Vivadent: Why Company Culture Matters

Have you ever wondered if a company is “in your corner?” Sometimes, you connect with a company the same way you make a friend: instantly and completely. This is what happened over my weekend with Ivoclar Vivadent. Read all about how their culture changed my dentistry here!

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Pizza By the Slice…Or the Whole Pie

Whether you prefer NY or Chicago style, one thing’s for sure. There are people who prefer a slice at a time and their are people with whole pie appetites. What I’d like to suggest to you is this. Your patients…they like pizza too. And just like every other “Can’t wait to burn my mouth” pizza lover, some need you to serve them a tooth at a time…and others…others want you to deliver their entire treatment plan all at once. What matters most is understanding WHO wants what…and when.

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The #1 New Dentist Obstacle… Pizza by the Slice or the Whole Pie

How many times have you delivered a great treatment plan to a patient only to have the patient and/or a team member look at you like you’re: 
Clearly not as good as the owner dentist
Out of your mind
Trying to scam them
In this episode, Dr. David Rice, founder of igniteDDS and Mr. Jonathan Miller, Executive Fortune Management Coach, show you how to deliver your treatment plan pizza by the slice or the whole pie. AKA, how to win the patient and the team, without pi#*ing off the owner doc.

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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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6 Simple Strategies for Your Shadowing for Success

Have you ever heard the phrase, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know?” That’s a true story isn’t it. At igniteDDS, we take it a step further. More than who you know, “it’s who knows you”. I know you’re shadowing as a Pre-Dent. The question is, are you maximizing your opportunity or minimizing your chances?

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Planning with Purpose

An intro to our new series… Systems of Success. What does it take to make a person successful? We argue that step #1 is planning!

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Daily Declarations

Positive psychology starts with your inner dialogue. You know that little chatterbox inside your head that runs 24/7. The question we have to ask ourselves is: is that little voice encouraging you? Or breaking you down? One of the great systems of success of CEO’s and leaders are daily declarations, a way to create a positive soundtrack to your own inner dialogue.

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3D Printing – the future is HERE!

I’ve been a 3D-Printing “groupie” for a long time.
If the technology had a tour bus, I’d be on it.
And now for solo-docs, the reality of 3D Printing here.
Today’s episode will show you this incredible tech that’s available.

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AEGD/GPR vs. Private Practice, Are you confused?!?!

Hi guys, I’m excited to share with you an awesome conversation I had with a D4 student who was struggling with the question of: Do I attend a GPR/AEGD or go work in private practice? I know that I personally struggled with this question a lot. So here’s the video of our conversation and me sharing my personal experiences from the last 6 months in private practice. I hope this helps and please let me know if you have any other topics/ questions that you would like me to address.

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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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Uber Health offers rides for patients in need

The popular car service, Uber, has recently tapped into the health care market. The company announced Uber Health this month – a desktop only platform for health care providers to get rides for patients where transportation may be a barrier to care.

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We should be more like kids

On a recent outreach trip to a public school, I spent the morning with children in the 3rd grade. I was the one who was supposed to give a presentation and teach them about healthy habits and routines. Instead, I was learning from them.

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On self-care and wellness

After reading one of my favorite author’s books on happiness in medicine, I was inspired to figure out how I can stay happy in dental school and came up with these 3 tips to share with the group.

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The Perception of Strangers Can Break Your Heart

Erinne showed me what Google predictors completed when typing “Dentists are…” and it was horrid. It broke my heart and got me wondering. For every time we hear “I hate dentists” but we still continue to love what we do… why? For those of you who wonder the same, read my answer here.

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