**Note: There is a bit of an audio technical difficulty for the first 5 minutes but clears up after that.**
On Episode 50 we welcome back Brian Trecek, Director of Admissions at Marquette University School of Dentistry, to discuss all aspects of dental school and the dental school application process in the midst of the pandemic.
-How will dental school be different this year?
-Has the application process changed during the pandemic?
-What makes a strong dental school applicant?
-Has the pandemic affected the number of dental school applications?
We discuss these topics and much, much more with Mr. Trecek. Don’t miss out on this valuable information!
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Clinical board exam time is one of the most stressful periods during dental school. On Episode 44 we discuss how to best prepare for boards in the weeks and days prior. We also relive some of our memories from our boards and discuss some ideas to improve board exams for dental students. We start Episode 43 by answering a listener question and discussing our favorite soda pop.
According to the American Dental Association, the retirement age of dentists is increasing and we discuss why we think this is, what dentists and future dentists can do to avoid a later retirement, and what the ADA can do to help.
We also breakdown a recent ADA.org interview with incoming ADA president Dr. Jeffrey Cole. What are his biggest concerns about the profession of dentistry? Does he have any solutions? What are his goals for his one-year presidency? What do we think the ADA should really do? How does this affect dentists and future dentists?
We start the show by talking about an insurance issue that Dr. Stevens had this week and how it can affect other dentists’ offices.
On Episode 32 Dr. Neff, Dr. Stevens, and Dr. Waldron announce and discuss our new mentoring program, Mentur DDS. We started the Dental Realist Podcast to help other dentists and dental students navigate their career in dentistry and Mentur DDS will allow us to do this on a more personal level. We discuss our early days in dentistry and why we wish we would have had mentors that could help give us a head start in dentistry.
We also discuss some of the traits we look for when hiring new staff members and much more! We would love you to join us.
In this packed episode Dr. Neff, Dr. Stevens, and Dr. Waldron start by discussing how patient stress can impact the treating dentist.
We continue our discussion by answering a listener’s questions about dealing with a bad owner-dentist. Whose job is it to bring in new patients? Who decides which types of materials are to be used? Who should pay for practice marketing? What questions should a new dentist ask before accepting an associate position?
We wrap up this episode by talking about an example of out-of-control student loan debt. Where does the burden fall when dental student debt continues to grow unchecked? Should dental school tuition continue to increase when dentist income is going down?
**We apologize for a technical difficulty with Dr. Neff’s audio in the second half of this episode.**