Masks are still required in the dental office.
Get resources to help your office communicate mask requirements.
For recent grad Peter Kim, DDS, having to finish this journey virtually was a disappointment, but he believes the changes may be beneficial in the future.
Get to know CDA’s July Student Spotlight, Jose Acevedo from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC class of 2023.
Get to know CDA’s June Student Spotlight, Pardis Vakili from the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, class of 2022.
Get to know CDA’s May Student Spotlight, Michael Nedjat-Haiem from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry class of 2020.
New dentists have a lot to juggle and think about after graduating from dental school – one of the things that shouldn’t fall through the cracks is making sure they have the proper permits to dispense controlled substances and administer conscious sedation.
When dentists become licensed, they automatically have the ability to write prescriptions for antibiotics, fluoride and other non-controlled substances such as Ibuprofen. When it comes to prescribing, dispensing and administering controlled substances, however, they must first register with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. (Separate registration in California is not required.)
New dentists who have sent out their resumes and cover letters to practices in search of employment should be prepared for the possibility of a working interview.
Working interviews in dentistry are common because they allow candidates to practice in the clinical setting and provide the opportunity to observe how the practice owner conducts the office. It’s also the best way for practice owners to observe new dentists’ techniques and see how they interact with patients and staff.