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Students & New Dentists

April Student Spotlight

Each month, CDA spotlights a student from one of California’s seven dental schools. CDA’s April Student Spotlight, Venus Oliva from Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry highlights her responsibility as the 2025 class president to bridge the gap between students and professors.

Four loan repayment and scholarship opportunities for California dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, students

Dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and dental and hygiene students in California may be eligible for financial assistance via loan repayment or a scholarship through the Department of Health Care Access and Information. The programs are open now with deadlines in the fall.

How to prepare for a dental working interview

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.