My First Month as an Associate Dentist

This is a long overdue update! I’ve been working my tail off as a new associate dentist for just over a month. Read about my first month on the job below! Where I Work I am an associate dentist in a DSO-supported de-novo office. The practice is just 5 minutes from my home. I love…

The Associateship Rollercoaster

Well, here I am! In the midst of a global pandemic, searching for an associate dentist position! 🙃 In all seriousness, my search for an associateship was nothing like I envisioned. For starters, it takes a LONG TIME to be fully licensed and registered. I completed my CDCA board exam on 7/2/2020 and was first eligible to…

Job Search Timeline

After graduation, the world is your oyster! But, you should have a clear understanding of the licenses you must secure before pursuing job opportunities. Here’s what you need (in this order)! 1. Disability Insurance: First, secure disability insurance to lock in discounted student rates. For more information, see my post on disability insurance! 2. State…

Associateship Week 1

Are you curious about the transition from student/resident to associate? Reflecting on her first week in practice, I interviewed fellow dental blogger, Dr. Alenna Monet from The Dental Journey. She offers some great insight into her first week as an associate dentist, including her workload and when she finds time to squeeze in hygiene checks!…

Specializing in Endodontics

Interested in pursuing a specialty in endodontics? Read below for an interview of my colleague, Cassandra, who is an Endodontics Resident at the University of Maryland! She provides some great advice for dental students who are considering endo! 1. What general advice do you have for students interested in specializing in endodontics? I would say…

Specializing in Oral Surgery

Interested in pursuing a specialty in oral surgery? Read below for an interview of my colleague, Dr. John McKelvey, who is entering his oral surgery residency this fall! He provides some great advice for dental students who are considering OS! 1. What general advice do you have for students interested in specializing in oral surgery?…

Specializing in Periodontics

Interested in pursuing a specialty in periodontics? Read below for an interview of my colleague, Dr. Sharlene Demehri, who is entering her periodontic residency this fall! She provides some great advice for dental students who are considering perio! 1. What general advice do you have for students interested in specializing in periodontics? The more exposure…

Specializing in Orthodontics

Interested in pursuing a specialty in orthodontics? Read below for an interview of my colleague, Dr. Katie Garrett, who is entering her orthodontics residency this fall! She provides some great advice for dental students who are considering ortho! 1. What general advice do you have for students interested in specializing in orthodontics? I would advise…