I joined the General Practice Residency program at Highland Hospital, Oakland in June of this year. We are slowly approaching the 6 month mark! While I can definitely say that I am excited to be closer to the finish line, I am also saddened because I know how much I will miss this place, once… Continue reading What is a General Practice Residency?
Back in 2018, when I was just a fresh graduate, I had no plans of starting a practice, founding a 100 member+ national Study Club or applying for awards. I was yet to be involved in organized dentistry and write for the ADA New Dentist Now blog. I had not yet started my website or… Continue reading You CAN sit with us!
It was about a year after dental school that I realized how much I enjoyed business. I felt drawn to leadership roles and teaching when it involved the business side of dentistry. Students who had questions about their career options after school, were my favorite kind of mentees! It was in June of 2021 that… Continue reading One year in tech
Although I would sincerely recommend everyone read the book, Keep Sharp by Sanjay Gupta MD, in its entirety, I couldn’t wait to summarize its key points in a blog post. It has become the most influential book I have read all year and one that has inspired me to make important changes in my day-to-day… Continue reading Keep Sharp
I’ve blogged previously about the differences between mentors, coaches and sponsors, and also about why we all need coaches at different stages of our lives. This blog post is about how to go about finding a coach. I am breaking the process into 5 steps to keep it concise. You need to know what you… Continue reading How do you find a coach?
This website is reader supported. If you buy something through my posts or affiliate links, at no cost to you, I may get a small commission off of the sale. For more info, see my Disclosure Policy. Life gets easier with hacks. Here are some things I wish I’d started doing 3 years ago when… Continue reading Life Hacks for new dentists
Heads up. Feeling just a little vulnerable putting this out here. Here it goes. I’m starting a dental practice! I’m scared, but I’m going to do it anyway. I never thought I’d start a de novo practice. If you’d have asked me 2-3 years ago, I would’ve said straight away, that startups are the hardest… Continue reading Starting a startup
There is always something to be grateful about. Counting blessings has been instrumental in making this year better for me, and maybe it will for you too. Here are some of the things, outside of family and friends, that I’m particularly thankful about this year. This website I started THIS website during the pandemic! It… Continue reading Giving thanks
How do we manage to stay positive all the time? Especially, with the state our country is in, all the terrible news that we are constantly subjected to, and maybe our frustrating work circumstances? At the beginning of 2020, my biggest goal was to own a dental practice. Mid way during the national shut down,… Continue reading Positivity
A lot of students get involved in academic programs while in their gap years. Becoming a student at a program like MPH (Masters in Public Health) is looked at favorably by a majority of international dentist admission committees. It shows commitment, perseverance and an interest in pursuing higher education in the United States. Dr. Nayanika… Continue reading Why consider an MPH prior to DDS