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New Dental Student Community

Posted by dentalinsider on September 23, 2008

September 18, 2008- Ohio- “If I only knew then what I know now!” A lot of dentists can say that phrase after practicing for a few years. It’s a known fact that you spend four years in Dental School learning the bare essential of dentistry. You study your histology and your dental anatomy and practice your perfect MO Composite. But when you graduate, you find that dentistry’s a LOT different than what you were led to believe in school. You’re in a business. You have to deal with people- both staff and customers’ personalities. Nothing is the perfect “ideal” and you realize that you get better as you “practice” your skills throughout the years.

What if there was a way to bypass this large learning curve? To learn different ways of doing things before you have to do them in your own practice? Well, we have the solution to your dilemma. It’s called

Stephanie Aldrich, DDS, FAGD writes for the Ohio edition of The Doctor of Dentistry magazine and heads the project. “ I definitely wish someone would have told me a lot of the things that I had to learn the hard way through the real-world school of hard knocks. I was mentored by an older dentist that wasn’t up on the newest technology and ways of doing business. I estimate that the time I lost learning these new techniques from other people cost me over $300,000 over the past nine years of practicing dentistry. We want to answer these questions that young dentists have now so they can avoid the very costly mistakes that most dentists have to go through,” said Dr. Aldrich. “If they want to know how to jump right into practice, study for the board exams, or learn which materials work in certain situations, that’s what this community will answer.”

We intend on opening up the site sometime in Jan. ’09, but we need to know what specific questions today’s students want to know the answers to. We need them to go to and give us their biggest question about dentistry. They can receive a FREE ebook on time management for their efforts and more free things when the site goes up.

For more information, contact Dr. Stephanie Aldrich, DDS FAGD at (330)666-7440 or docaldrich[at]roadrunner[dot]com



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