• Making Dental Conventions Work for You

    Attending a dental convention can be overwhelming. Educational panels, shiny new technology and product representatives all vie for your attention while you hustle through a hall filled with colleagues you haven’t yet met. How can you get the most of this whirlwind experience?

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  • Dealing with exam stress

    The last few years of dentistry can be the most challenging. With years of hard work culminating in these exams, it’s no surprise that you might be feeling stressed. The demands of your study schedule may feel excessive; worse so if you feel you are falling behind. If you are a perfectionist, you may feel

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  • You’ve Graduated! Now What? Tips for Starting Your Dentist Career

    No more textbooks. No more board exams. Freedom! You may not have enough time to savor the moment between graduating dental school and starting your dentist career. Like many young professionals, you may have debt to pay off, and the bills start to trickle in. Don’t worry! There are many things to be positive about

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  • Implementing Evidence-Based Dentistry in Your Practice

    In dentistry, it can be difficult to tell what works and what doesn’t when it comes to new products and recommendations. There are promotions and marketing plans to entice us with everything from mouth rinses to dental instruments. And since we’re all busy, there is little time to fully examine options on our own. Fortunately,

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  • Considering Laser Dentistry Certification? Here’s What You Should Know

    When most people hear the word “laser,” they may think of a barrage of red beams but when dentists hear “laser,” they are more likely to think of technology that may be beneficial to their patients and their practice. For years, lasers have been promoted as the future of dentistry. But before pursuing a laser

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  • Should You Hire a Dental Practice Management Consultant?

    Have you considered hiring a dental practice management consultant in your dental office? As the owner of a dental practice, you wear a lot of professional hats. You are a health care provider, business manager and mentor. Occasionally, you may even have to pick up a wrench and fix a leaky faucet yourself. Whether you

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  • How Can I Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

    As dental professionals, you are at an increased risk for developing carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) due to your repetitive motions and the demands of your profession. CTS is a serious diagnosis for dental professionals, given how precise your hands must be to treat your patients. You may be wondering, “How can I prevent carpal tunnel

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  • 3 Tips to Avoid Dentist Burnout and Achieve a Healthy Work-Life Balance

    Burnout just means you’re a little tired, doesn’t it? That’s what you think. There may be days you may have to call in sick because you don’t have the energy to get out of bed in the morning. There may be weekends when you’d spend all Sunday napping in preparation for the upcoming week. After

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  • What is it like working as a volunteer at a dental clinic?

    Donating your time and expertise to a volunteer dental clinic can be one of the most rewarding aspects of dentistry. It can also be intimidating at times. It gives you the chance to meet some selfless dental professionals, to treat some extremely grateful patients and to help underserved people in our community. Time spent volunteering

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  • Giving Back with Dental Volunteer Work

    Dental professionals are a caring group, not only in our own practices but also in our communities and beyond. Giving back through dental volunteer work benefits patients in need and can also be personally fulfilling. If you’re interested in volunteering your time and skills, there is a never-ending need for care around the world.

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