What does it mean to be a dentist?

A little over a month ago I left working full time at a Federally Qualified Health Center. Dr. Simpson I have spent the last six years of my career working

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What I miss most about dental school

Dr. Markov (left) with his dental school classmates going out to dinner. What do I miss the most about dental school? Lunch. As a private practice owner and a solo

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What you should learn in dental school, but don’t

Something feels oddly familiar. Sitting in my neighborhood coffee shop with my laptop open, staring at a course syllabus as it ominously lays out what my life will look like

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Separating tragedy and dentistry: What I miss most about dental school

Dr. Simpson, middle, at her white coat ceremony. Let me start by saying, I hated dental school when I was in it. My father had been having some undetermined health

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Business side of dentistry: The two most overlooked pieces of technology in your office

Editor’s note: This is the eighth article in a series exploring the business aspects of the dental profession, from starting a practice and marketing to hiring staff and finances. Dr.

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Business side of dentistry: 7 things to consider for when opening your first practice

Editor’s note: This is the 12th article in a series exploring the business aspects of the dental profession, from starting a practice and marketing to hiring staff and finances. Decided

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Looking for ways to increase access to care? Consider GKAS

The ADA’s Give Kids A Smile program has been my gateway into public health as well as an avenue to leadership within the ADA. Like many others, I first learned

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Business side of dentistry: When to do a startup?

Editor’s note: This is the 11th article in a series exploring the business aspects of the dental profession, from starting a practice and marketing to hiring staff and finances. Dr.

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The medicine and dentistry divide in cancer care

We have a problem. There is a troubling gap between the medical and dental communities when it comes to cancer care. As a result, health care providers and their patients

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Connecting the dots

Dr. Patel managed to see places on her bucket list, including the Maldives this summer. I remember watching Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement address as a dental school applicant who

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