Today’s blog post is an article shared with us by Larry Dougherty, D.M.D. I have known Dr. Dougherty since 2010 when I placed him with a group practice in San Antonio. He has since gone on to own and operate a successful private practice, Rolling Oaks Dental, with his wife Ana Ferraz-Dougherty, D.M.D. Both doctors graduated from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Dougherty is an active member in the ADA, TDA, and the San Antonio District Dental Society. He is currently the Chairman for both the TDA’s and SADDS’s Committee on the New Dentist.
Dr. Dougherty regularly publishes articles on his blog for new dentists to gain insights and tips. He has been gracious to allow us to share one of his recent articles on our blog.
-Carl Guthrie, Senior Dental Recruiter, ETS Dental, firstname.lastname@example.org
Original article found at “3 Tips for New Grads Looking for Their First Opportunity in Dentistry.”
Congratulations to everyone that is graduating dental school this month. You’ve worked hard and earned the privilege to be called a doctor. While it feels like an ending, it is truly just the beginning. Now is when the fun really starts. Many of you have chosen to do a residency, join the military, or join a family member’s practice. I didn’t do any of those things so I don’t have much to comment about any of those paths. Personally, I graduated from dental school and started replying to classified ads on Dentaltown. That was my first step, and it landed me my first opportunity. In future blog posts I’ll get into more details on my thoughts about corporate vs. non-corporate opportunities. For now, let’s just focus on a few basics that apply no matter which route you take.
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