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Life after Graduation: Excel in Your Clinical Setting

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By: Savanah Craig. I graduated from dental school in March 2022 and I’m currently in a general practitioner residency program. I’m writing to offer some advice for young dentists out there who are about to graduate on how to manage in a clinical setting after graduation.

Separation of Medicine and Dentistry

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By: Savannah Craig. The separation of medicine and dentistry has always confused and fascinated me. As a dentist, we are acutely aware of the impact of oral disease on the rest of the body, but why aren’t medical doctors taught anything about teeth?

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Confronting Denial is No Small Task

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By: Sharon Dolak. Denial is a coping response that gives us time to adjust during shocking, distressful situations and avoid anxiety. We refuse to see the truth because we are trying to protect ourselves from a painful, overwhelming situation.

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Full-Mouth Rehabilitation — What I Learned

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By: Devin Hodell. In the course of my dental residency, I completed a full-mouth rehabilitation over the course of this time, working closely with my supervisor, Dr. Nicholas Fontana, and a number of specialists.

Pitting and Erosive Tooth Lesions, What Does it Mean?

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By: Jeffrey W. Horowitz, DMD, FAGD, D-ABDSM, D-ASBA. Have you ever run into pitting and erosive tooth lesions during your time as a dentist? Here is a case study on my experience with it. Pitting and Erosive Tooth Lesions: Case Study.

What Dental School Didn’t Teach You about “Adulting” 

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By: Savanah Craig. It won’t shock anyone to know that there are many important things that dental school didn’t teach you. Unfortunately, many of the topics that dental school skipped over are critical to your success and are necessary to protect the investments you made in this career.

The Difficulty With Treatment Planning

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By: Savanah Craig. Treatment planning is one of the most difficult parts of my job as a new dentist. Often, I am meeting a patient for the first time and trying to access the problems that need to be addressed and learn about their desires all in an hour-long appointment.

Dentist Salaries: They’re About More than Data

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By: Dr. David Rice. It’s easy to find the median dentist salaries in the United States. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) publishes this data. BLS data shows a median salary of $163,220 per year, or about $78 an hour.

Five People You Want on Your Side as a New Dentist

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By: Tara Abouhmahboub. When you become a dentist, navigating the job market can be a challenge, and you certainly don’t want to do it on your own. Top 5 People To Know When Starting Your Dental Career. Here are the five people you’ll definitely want to know when starting your career! Accountant.

What is Toxic Positivity and How to Avoid It

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By: Sharon Dolak. Do you notice that as soon as you walk into the office you are ON? Like someone pushed a button in your head that said, “OK, you are to have no emotions, no needs and you are to be positive, energetic, smile, and bright ALL DAY LONG.”.

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The Link Between Periodontal Disease and Heart Failure

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By: Tom Viola, RPh. A new study has given dental professionals yet another reason to talk to their patients about the importance of maintaining their oral health in order to maintain and even improve their overall health.

Ameloblastoma: Case Study

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By: Dr. Jennifer Bell, DDS, FAGD, FICD. Have you ever had a patient with ameloblastoma? Here is a case study of my experience with it. The post Ameloblastoma: Case Study appeared first on igniteDDS. Dentists

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Tax Return Preparation for Dental Professionals

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By: Bruce Bryen. As a dentist, when you are ready to file your first substantial tax return, it is best to find a dental CPA who can prepare the personal tax return but can also be the first advisor that you use for your future in the dental profession.

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5 ways to quit a dental practice with grace

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By David Rice, DDS. Breaking up is never easy … for anyone. It’s also not something to take lightly. I see way too many threads on social media where one thing isn’t perfect and a young dentist or dental team member is out. That’s not cool.

What to do the summer before dental school

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By: Savannah Craig. Congratulations on your acceptance to dental school! What an incredible accomplishment! You’ve put in the time and effort, and finally, it has paid off with an offer letter from a dental school.

Fall Forward

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By: Mohammed Hammoud. There is only one way to know if your purpose aligns with your career , and that is to pursue it. I often pondered beforehand if I was making the right decision in pursuing dentistry.

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Tonsilloliths: Case Study

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By: Dr. Jennifer Bell, DDS, FAGD, FICD. Have you ever had a patient with tonsilloliths? Here is a case study of my experience with it. The post Tonsilloliths: Case Study appeared first on igniteDDS. Dentists

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Dental Patient Communication: Learning to meet your patients where they are

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By: Savanah Craig. One of the biggest challenges I face while beginning my career in dentistry is patient communication. I have spent the last 4 years learning a whole new language of technical jargon to be able to communicate with my colleagues and read research articles.

Dental Assistant Requirements in Illinois

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By: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA. Are you looking to become a dental assistant or are moving as a current dental assistant? Make sure to check the dental assistant requirements in Illinois to see if you are still qualified in the state to practice.

Dental Assistant Requirements in Indiana

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By: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA. Are you looking to become a dental assistant or are moving as a current dental assistant ? Make sure to check the dental assistant requirements in Indiana to see if you are still qualified in the state to practice.

Dental Assistant Requirements in Iowa

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By: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA. Are you looking to become a dental assistant or are moving as a current dental assistant ? Make sure to check the dental assistant requirements in Iowa to see if you are still qualified in the state to practice.

Dental Assistant Requirements in Kansas

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By: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA. Are you looking to become a dental assistant or are moving as a current dental assistant ? Make sure to check the dental assistant requirements in Kansas to see if you are still qualified in the state to practice.

Dental Assistant Requirements in Kentucky

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By: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA. Are you looking to become a dental assistant or are moving as a current dental assistant ? Make sure to check the dental assistant requirements in Kentucky to see if you are still qualified in the state to practice.

Spontaneous Bone Spurs: Case Study

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By: Dr. Jennifer Bell, DDS, FAGD, FICD. Have you ever had a patient with spontaneous bone spurs? Here is a case study of my experience with it. The post Spontaneous Bone Spurs: Case Study appeared first on igniteDDS. Dentists

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How to calm patients with dental anxiety

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By: Jamie Finch. If a patient is feeling too anxious before a procedure, it can make the dentist’s job much harder. While it’s important that you calm patients with dental anxiety as much as possible, doing so can be easier said than done.

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Developing an Online Presence for Your Dental Practice

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By: Dr. Len Tau. It’s no secret that we live in a digital world. COVID made the transfer to online work much more apparent, but the internet has been crucial for businesses, including dentistry, since its inception.

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Remember, you’re more than just a dental student!

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By: Savanah Craig. When you spend 9+ hours a day at your dental school and are surrounded by people who do the same, it’s easy to let being a dental student consume your whole life. It can feel like your worth comes from your grades when all of your free time is spent studying or practicing drilling.

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Stylohyoid Calcification: Case Study

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By: Dr. Jennifer Bell, DDS, FAGD, FICD. Have you ever had a patient with stylohyoid calcification? Here is a case study of my experience with it. Patient X-Ray with Stylohyoid Calcification. Key Components of Stylohyoid Calcifications.

What is your why?

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By: Mohammed Hammoud. Many of us are confronted with hopeless situations in which we no longer feel guided. Whether it be rejection from dental school to not feeling passionate about our future choices, we ask ourselves, why? It creates a sense of frustration because we fell short of our dreams.

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HIPAA in 2022: What’s on the horizon?

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By: Linda Harvey , MS, RDH. Note to Reader: This blog is an excerpt of an article originally published on DentistryIQ. In case you weren’t aware, there are a number of HIPAA updates on the horizon.

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Periodontal Infection: Case Study

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By: Dr. Jennifer Bell, DDS, FAGD, FICD. Have you ever had a patient with a periodontal infection? Here is a case study of my experience with it. The post Periodontal Infection: Case Study appeared first on igniteDDS. Dentists

Things to consider when looking for a dental associate position

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By: Jennifer Murphy, DDS, FAGD. There are many, many factors to consider when looking for your next associate position. While the unicorn may be out there – your perfect job – it’s important to know your non-negotiables as well as what you are willing to compromise on in a dental associate position.

Physical Fitness and Dentistry 

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By: Savannah Craig. When I started dental school we had one lecture on ergonomics and that was it. I was still trying to figure out where to fulcrum to get my bur on the tooth I was working on.

How To Run a Successful Dental Practice – Time to Get Pumped UP!

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By: Dr. Paul Caselle. We have closed out 2021, now it’s time to get pumped up about 2022 and run a successful dental practice by following these four steps: Assessment, Objectives, Plan, and Execution. Assessment Objectives Plan Execution. Assessment.

Fractured Tooth: Case Study

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By: Dr. Chad Duplantis, D.D.S., F.A.G.D. Have you ever had a patient with a fractured tooth? Here is a case study of my experience with it. Fractured Tooth: Patient Information.

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Dental Assistant Requirements in Georgia

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By: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA. Are you looking to become a dental assistant or are moving as a current dental assistant? Make sure to check the dental assistant requirements in Georgia to see if you are still qualified in the state to practice.

Dental Assistant Requirements in Washington, D.C.

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By: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA. Are you looking to become a dental assistant or are moving as a current dental assistant? Make sure to check the dental assistant requirements in Washington, D.C. to see if you are still qualified to practice.

Dental Assistant Requirements in Florida

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By: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA. Are you looking to become a dental assistant or are moving as a current dental assistant? Make sure to check the dental assistant requirements in Florida to see if you are still qualified in the state to practice.

Dental Assistant Requirements in Hawaii

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By: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA. Are you looking to become a dental assistant or are moving as a current dental assistant? Make sure to check the dental assistant requirements in Hawaii to see if you are still qualified in the state to practice.

Dental Assistant Requirements in Idaho

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By: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA. Are you looking to become a dental assistant or are moving as a current dental assistant? Make sure to check the dental assistant requirements in Idaho to see if you are still qualified in the state to practice.

Dental Assistant Requirements for New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, and Oklahoma

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By: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA. One of the greatest challenges for current dental assistants is the portability of their profession across state lines.

Calcifications/Radiopacities: Case Study

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By: Dr. Chad Duplantis, D.D.S., F.A.G.D. Here is a case study on my experience with a patient with calcifications/radiopacities. The Patient with Calcifications/Radiopacities.

5 Reasons to Become a Dental Hygienist

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By: Sara Brooks RDH, BS. Here are 5 reasons to become a Dental Hygienist: Pay: You get paid well per hour. Hours: The hours are usually 8 to 5. No nights or Holidays: Most dental offices close on major Holidays. Only need Associates degree: Meaning only 2 years of school.