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
Are you one of those people who got accepted into multiple schools this year? I’ve been there too! While it is a wonderful moment and you should treasure it while it lasts, know that this is an important decision not to take lightly! There are 3 main reasons why location matters, and why picking the… Continue reading Why location matters
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
Here’s the story of a leader who did not get it right: Her personal ambition was more important than the impact the team was trying to achieve. She had the false notion that displaying vulnerability or confusion meant letting the team down. So, she always put on a brave face and expected others to do… Continue reading Compassionate leadership
Happy one year birthday of the New Dentist Business Study Club! The journey to ONE has been long and interesting. I remember exactly where I was when I first thought about starting something like this. I was in the Bay Area, helping my sister raise her newborn infant. Our parents had flown in to see… Continue reading Happy birthday!
Are you a foreign trained dentist interested in obtaining a DDS and settling down in the States? Great, this post is for you. One of the most common questions I get is ‘how do I improve my chances of getting a US dental school acceptance?’ For starters, here is a list of activities you can… Continue reading Improving your profile
Although I completed my equivalency examinations and interviews for dental school several years ago, I am frequently asked about mistakes that can be avoided. These are some of the mistakes I made back when I was applying to dental schools, and later on, as a dental student. Mistake #1: waiting for a call Foreign trained… Continue reading Mistakes
A mistake we often make as dentists is not understanding early enough the possibility of burnout in our profession. Dentists are expected to be upbeat all the time, make good leadership and business decisions, and manage 5-6 employees, with skills none of us were taught in dental school. Dentistry is more than just clinical care.… Continue reading The Value of a Study Club