Play While In Dental School

play while in dental schoolDental school can be long and treacherous and at many times overwhelming.  It is important to make time for play while in dental school so you don’t get burned out. Jacob Zurcher is someone that figured out how to do just that.

Zurcher explained how he was given advice to have a hobby other than dentistry while in dental school.  So Zurcher decided to create a board game with some friends.  After two years, the received their first shipment of games. Creating the game “Luck O the dice” made it possible to have something to do other than class, tests and patients to worry about.  Read all about Zurcher’s journey and how he figured out the importance of play while in dental school here: Stay happy in dental school with a little play | Mouthing Off | Blog of the American Student Dental Association.

I’m A Graduating Dental Student – Now What?

dental studentIt’s nearing graduation time and if you are a dental student that is ready to graduate, you may be wondering what to do next. You’ve worked hard and now that you can be called “doctor” you might be feeling a little bit unprepared. But the truth is, this is really just the beginning.  There are a few things that you can do to help you feel more prepared and land your first dentist job.

First, find a recruiter. There are many recruiting agencies that help dental offices find new dentists and help dentists find jobs.  You basically give the recruiter a list of what you’re looking for and they will help you find it.  They are highly knowledgeable and can offer great advice.  It saves you a lot of time and work and the best part is, it’s a free service.

Another idea is to get involved in organized dentistry.  It makes sense to meet as many dentists as you can to make connections.  Other young dentists like yourself may be able to give you ideas and opportunities, while older, more experienced dentists may even offer you a job at their office.

Lastly, remember that two is better than one.  Find two jobs that allow you to use your skills. It might make sense to work a few days a week in a public health practice where you have opportunity to see many patients.  This makes it so you won’t burn out early. Use the other couple of days a week working at a higher end practice so you can get some idea how private practice works. This gives you all kinds of experience and helps you for the future.

Try not to get overwhelmed wondering what to do now that you are graduated.  Be willing to learn as much as possible so your skills and experience can improve.  Congratulations!  You will be great!

3 Tips For New Grads Looking For Their First Opportunity In Dentistry|Rolling Oaks Dental


3 Tips for Graduated Dental Students Looking for Their First Job

9545009-happy-female-graduate-with-arms-up--isolated-over-whiteAre you a newly graduated dental student?  If so, you’ve worked really hard to become a doctor and now you need a job! In an article from Rolling Oaks Dental, you can find some great tips on what to do next.  The number thing is to find a recruiter. There are recruiting agencies that help dental offices find dentists, and you don’t have to pay a penny! If you can be in touch with them, you have you’re first step to finding a job as a dentist.

Check out some other great tips for new grads in the article here:3 Tips for New Grads Looking for Their First Opportunity in Dentistry – Rolling Oaks Dental.