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October 15, 2021 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew grads

Words of Wisdom

by Oral Health

The best advice comes from people who have lived it, so we asked a few of our editorial board members to share their words of wisdom as you embark upon your dental career. Bruce Pynn, MSc, DDS, FRCD (C), Thunder

October 15, 2021 Feature Dental StudentsMental HealthNew dentistsNew grads

Under Pressure: Dealing with Stress and Anxiety

by Akhil Chawla, BSc; Lesia Waschuk, DDS. MEd

Dental school, like any professional educational program, is challenging. Students are expected to develop their manual dexterity skills and maintain a heavy course load, which makes it difficult to maintain the balanced and healthy lifestyle that they know is important.

October 15, 2021 Feature Dental StudentsMarketing strategiesNew dentistsNew gradsSocial media

Is It All Instaworthy?

by Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CDTP

Social media is a blessing and a curse, but either way, it’s the way of the future (and so are you!). Caps off to you! You’re about to graduate during a global pandemic, and as you patiently await the ink

Entering the World of Dentistry: 5 Pieces of Advice for the New Grad
October 15, 2021 Feature Dental StudentsGeneral PracticeNew dentistsNew grads

Entering the World of Dentistry: 5 Pieces of Advice for the New Grad

by Michelle Budd, DDS. Patient Safety Consultant, dentalcorp; Nicola Deall, Chief People Officer, dentalcorp

Like any profession, stepping into the real world of dentistry after graduation can be intimidating. Building a plan for your development now will help set you up for a successful and rewarding dental career in the long term. While dental

Financial Realities After Dental School & Six Principles to Follow
October 15, 2021 Feature Dental StudentsFinancesNew dentistsNew grads

Financial Realities After Dental School & Six Principles to Follow

by David Chong Yen CPA, CA, CFP; Eugene Chu, M.Acc., CA, CPA

Graduating from dental school is a monumental accomplishment. It is usually accompanied with huge loans/debt ranging from $250,000 – $500,000 depending on if one graduated from a Canadian or foreign school. Panoramic Perspective Consider:Advertisement If you wish to own your

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October 15, 2021 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew grads

All I Really Need to Know, I Learned After Dental School

by Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta, B.Sc., DDS

What’s my biggest regret – dental school. I don’t regret going; I regret not doing it right. I would go through dental school all over again … and pay for it. Why? You see, I was an unlikely dental student.

October 15, 2021 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew grads

A Note From the FCDSA President: A Lifetime of Lessons in Two Years

by Saif Matti, FCDSA President

Each year, Oral Health invites us to contribute a piece to their student issue, and the article tends to be focused on our organization, the Federation of Canadian Dentistry Student Associations (FCDSA). However, in light of the pandemic, I have

October 15, 2021 Feature Dental StudentsEditorialNew dentistsNew gradsPractice management

Design Your Professional Future

by Mark Lin BSC, DDS, MSC, FRCD(C); Peter Barry CMC, RRDH

The learning curve for recent graduates transitioning into private practice is steep and very rewarding for those who prepare themselves for thriving in a profession that is under rapid transformation. After four challenging and rewarding years, you will anxiously await

August 17, 2021 Video Dental VideoNew dentistsNew gradsPractice management

Weekly Wisdom: How to Thrive in Your Newly Purchased Practice

by Oral Health

  In this week’s Weekly Wisdom, Peter Barry has some sound advice for new practice owners.     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter to have the latest episode delivered straight to your inbox every week!

July 5, 2021 News Dental StudentsDentistryNew gradsNews

Dental Student Graduates in Drag in Viral Video

by Temple University

Empowered by his eagerness to embrace any experience and his willingness to break some unwritten rules, Jacob Dockery, DEN ’21, refused to let his graduation from the Kornberg School of Dentistry be anything typical. Once his name was called, his

Buying an Existing Practice
December 4, 2020 Feature New gradsOral Health OfficePractice management

Buying an Existing Practice: Be Prepared for Surprises

by Alex Zlatin, MaxiDent

2/3 NEW OWNER POCKETBOOK – A Three Part Series In this uncertain time of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still clinics being sold and bought. Credit is still being issued and some transactions are expedited while others are stalling. When

October 30, 2020 Feature New dentistsNew gradsOral Health OfficePractice management

Preparing to Go Independent: Buying VS Building

by Alex Zlatin, MaxiDent

1/3 NEW OWNER POCKETBOOK – A Three Part Series At a conference in January with dental students (CDSC 2020), I saw a remarkable enthusiasm within many to own a clinic. I couldn’t hide my thrill to see driven, focused and

October 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsEditorialNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

Times Are A Changin’

by James Yacyshyn

“There is nothing permanent except change.” This is a quote I was introduced to at a young age, and it has stuck with me. It is commonly attributed to the Greek philosopher Heraclitus. I think the reason it resonates with

October 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

A Note from the Federation of Canadian Dentistry Student Associations

by Stephanie Wiseman, President FCDSA

At 26 years old, there are only a handful of moments in my life that I would define as “life-changing” to date – one of which was the day I received a phone call from Dr. Paul Allison, former Dean

October 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

Dentistry in a Time of Covid: What to Expect in the “New Normal”

by Elaine Powell, RDH, Director of Regulatory Compliance Programs, dentalcorp; Jaime Robertson, RDH, Manager of Regulatory Compliance Programs, dentalcorp; Michelle Schwarze, CDA, Manager of Operations and Compliance, dentalcorp

Dentistry has faced more challenges in the last six months than in any similar span of time in history. A torrent of information about COVID-19 has overwhelmed not only practice teams, but all of society. Patients and dental team members

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October 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

How to Thrive as The New Kid on The Block!

by Judy Kay Mausolf

Congratulations! You are a recent dental graduate who just got hired as the new associate to work with Dr. Wonderful and her team! It’s your first glorious day! You are ready to take on the world and deliver exceptional service

October 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

Considerations When Buying a Practice Post-COVID

by Chris Molloy, B.A.Sc., CFP

This is undoubtedly a weird time to be finishing your final years of dental school. Uncertainty is everywhere around you. When will class return to normal? Will there be associate roles available upon graduation? Will you be able to pay

October 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsMental HealthNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

Work-Life Balance

by Uche Odiatu, DMD; Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH

The demands of student life are intense. Professionals programs like law, medicine, dentistry and dental hygiene require the devotion of a Tibetan monk, the physical endurance of NFL gladiator Tom Brady, the toughness of Serena Williams and the mental acuity

October 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsDental TechnologyNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

Technology Beyond the Classroom

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS

As founder and CEO of Cellerant Consulting Group, dentistry’s leading incubator and accelerator, I am exposed to new technologies and brilliant entrepreneurs on a routine basis. As founder of the annual Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards – now in

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October 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsMarketing strategiesNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

There Is No “I” in Marketing: 5 Marketing Rules to Help Patients Find You

by David Darab, DDS, MS, MBA

As the CEO of your practice, you will have a multitude of clinical and business decisions to make daily; one of those is marketing. As your own Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), you need to understand the “nuts and bolts” of