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Becoming a Dentist

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10 Under 10 Awards: Recognizing dentistry’s brightest rising stars
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 15:23:11 +0000 Nevada’s dental health officer tasked with devising sustainable tactics for providing oral health to the state’s 2.9 million residents. A Navy officer researching treatment for [...]
ADA Institute seeks applicants – Apply by April 12
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:30:52 +0000 The ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership (IDL) is seeking applicants for its 2019-2020 class.  The Institute is designed to enhance the leadership skills of [...]
New year, new codes
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:30:54 +0000 The beauty of the Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature is that it’s a living document; annually evaluated and updated to best meet dentists’ needs. [...]
What I know now: Dr. Danielle Riordan
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:30:23 +0000 After graduating from University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry in 2010, Dr. Danielle Riordan of St. Peters, Missouri, had what many would describe [...]
Facebook Live event: Got questions on dental benefits and third-party issues?
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:14:31 +0000 Chances are you’ve run into concerns with patients’ dental benefit plans. Dental professionals can learn and get answers to some of the most common questions [...]
Getting to know you: Dr. Emily Mattingly
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 13:30:07 +0000 What kind of dentistry/specialty do you practice? I am a general dentist in a group family practice. I see mainly pediatric and adolescent patients in [...]
2019 Dental Quality Alliance Conference registration now open
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 14:29:25 +0000 The Dental Quality Alliance invites you to their 2019 Conference: Pathway to Improvement, May 17-18 at the ADA Headquarters in Chicago. This conference, which offers [...]
Anesthesiology becomes latest recognized dental specialty
Tue, 12 Mar 2019 20:02:22 +0000 Dental anesthesiology becomes the 10th dental specialty recognized by the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards, according to ADA News. The [...]
Mentors helped us navigate our new adventures
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 13:30:59 +0000 Gadsden, Ala. — It’s safe to say that joining Dr. Lew Mitchell’s dental practice in Gadsden, Alabama, in 2011, was one of the best decisions [...]
FAQ on name change and licensing
Fri, 08 Mar 2019 15:10:47 +0000 Changing one’s name due to marriage or other reasons can lead to confusion for both dentists and patients. Keep in mind that whatever name you [...]