Q & A

Practice Management


Should I hire a practice manager when I open my own practice, or try handling the business on my own? If hiring a practice manager is recommended, how would I go about finding one?

When I purchase my own dental practice, how do you suggest I select a company for dental supplies and equipment?

I originally planned to be a solo practitioner, but I'm wondering if working in a partnership or group practice would be a greater benefit. What are your thoughts?

As a soon-to-be graduate, I'm struggling with my insurance options. What kind of coverage would you recommend I obtain?


Education


As a second-year dental student, I'm certain I want to pursue a specialty after I complete dental school. I would like to specialize in an area in which I know there will be demand. Is their any dental specialty you notice a shortage of?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of pursing a GPR or AEGD after graduation?


Family, Career and Life as a Dentist


As a first-year dental student, I see many 3rd and 4th year students who are already married and have children. I had always planned on waiting to have a family until after dental school, but now I'm rethinking that decision. Do you have any thoughts?

How should I prepare myself for life after dental school?

Why should I practice in Pennsylvania?

When I graduate dental school, I will be unable to work as a full-time dentist. How should I pursue a part-time dental position, or other dental related careers?


Organized Dentistry


What motivated you to become involved in organized dentistry as a new dentist? 

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