• Life After Dental School: What’s It Really Like?

    Congratulations! You’ve looked forward to the beginning of your dental career for a long time. Now, how are you supposed to navigate life after dental school? There isn’t a textbook, and there are some hurdles to clear along the way, but don’t worry. You can do this! Read on for a look at some of

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  • How to find a mentor and develop a mentor relationship

    Dental schools don’t officially teach students how to find a mentor. They place students in guided clinics and classes under direct mentorship from expert dentists, but it’s up to each person to reach out and forge a connection. Forming and maintaining a strong mentor-mentee relationship is key to personal and professional growth throughout your career.

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  • 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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