Career Development

  • Dealing with exam stress

    The last few years of dentistry can be the most challenging. With years of hard work culminating in these exams, it’s no surprise that you might be feeling stressed. The demands of your study schedule may feel excessive; worse so if you feel you are falling behind. If you are a perfectionist, you may feel you have to perform exceedingly well in every subject, and that self-imposed pressure can add to your stress levels. For many, the stress of exams is exacerbated by procrastination. Procrastination is often caused by performance anxiety which manifests as lack of drive or motivation.

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  • You've Graduated! Now What? Tips for Starting Your Dentist Career

    No more textbooks. No more board exams. Freedom! You may not have enough time to savor the moment between graduating dental school and starting your dentist career. Like many young professionals, you may have debt to pay off, and the bills start to trickle in. Don't worry! There are many things to be positive about at the start of a fresh dental career. Because hindsight is so valuable, here are some tips for any new graduate's future success.

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  • Implementing Evidence-Based Dentistry in Your Practice

    In dentistry, it can be difficult to tell what works and what doesn't when it comes to new products and recommendations. There are promotions and marketing plans to entice us with everything from mouth rinses to dental instruments. And since we're all busy, there is little time to fully examine options on our own. Fortunately, we have a system in place to help us determine what products work best: evidence-based dentistry, or EBD.

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  • Considering Laser Dentistry Certification? Here's What You Should Know

    When most people hear the word "laser," they may think of a barrage of red beams but when dentists hear "laser," they are more likely to think of technology that may be beneficial to their patients and their practice. For years, lasers have been promoted as the future of dentistry. But before pursuing a laser dentistry certification, it is important for you to evaluate your skills and practice vision to determine if this type of technology could benefit you, your practice and your patients.

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