Are you a new dentist asking yourself any of the following questions:
- Should I join a Study Club?
- How do I approach mentors?
- I am feeling disillusioned with dentistry. How do I stay motivated?
- Am I ready to own a practice?
- How to choose an associateship?
- How do I talk to employers about being a foreign-trained dentist?
- How can I build and manage my brand?
- What kind of dentist do I want to be? What is the mission and vision for my future?
It was after meeting colleagues at the New Dentist Business Club in Sept 2019, that I realized a lot of new dentists face the same challenges. I was also slowly able to confirm that when several dentists come together to voice issues in an environment they trust, we feel heard, supported and emerge stronger as a community. It is very important to find such a community as early as possible.
Big Hairy Audacious Goal
Via this website, I hope to help new dentists build better business, communication and leadership skills. With better soft skills, you will be able to find more fulfillment in your chosen career, thereby providing better care to patients.
After attending dental school at Manipal University, India, and working as a research assistant at UCSF, I gained admission into the international dentist program at the University of Washington in 2016. I now practice as a general dentist in the San Francisco Bay Area. My upcoming book is about the journey of a foreign trained dentist in America, detailing the admissions process and opportunities after graduation. For more information on the book, please subscribe to my newsletter.
My professional focus lie in special needs dentistry & implants, and hosting a bi-monthly Business Club for new dentists. Outside of work, I enjoy biking the rolling hills with my husband, advocating for innovation in healthcare technology and trying out new restaurants in the area. Feel free to reach me directly on Instagram at @dr.deshpande