In everyone’s life, there appear few milestones that we feel would be insurmountable. And, once you cross them, you do not know what to do on the other side. You never thought you’d get that far in the first place. It happens to all of us. Can you think of when it happened with you… Continue reading Could your dream change?
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. I just heard a fascinating discussion last night, lead by friend and role model, Dr. Jessica Metcalfe, on the… Continue reading Reminders
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
Last week, I let go of two big opportunities. And then breathed a huge sigh of relief! I requested a leave from my responsibilities in the AGD council and, declined a speaking opportunity that was not offering a fair honorarium. Just last month if you’d have asked me if I was going to do either… Continue reading Silence the inner critic
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
Associateships come in different forms and nearly none of them come with a handbook of what to expect. We all want our associateships to serve two basic purposes. Enable us to grow as better clinicians and as good leaders. This is why it is very important to be getting the most out of an associateship.… Continue reading In an associateship? Here is how to make the most out of it
Based on the ADA Health Policy Institute, foreign trained dentists account for 5% of all graduating dentists in the US. Despite of this, most struggle while navigating employment opportunities after school. I faced some difficulty and confusion when I was getting ready to graduate. Things may be similar, if not worse, for foreign trained graduates… Continue reading How to talk to employers about being a foreign trained dentist
We all need tools, different kinds of them. Think of tools like assets in a tax bracket- there are tangible tools and intangible tools. Tangible tools in a dental office would be the dental chair, clinical supplies, things you can physically see and touch. Intangible tools are things you can’t see, yet are equally important.… Continue reading Tools for a New Dentist