The Role of NASDAD in Transition to Private Practice
A resource to Practicing Dentists and New Dentists and Dental Hygienists Looking for Practice Opportunities
Often, in the recent past, graduating and relatively new dentists and dental hygienists have not had the opportunity for introductions to other, more established, dental professionals that are willing to mentor & collaborate with them. These newer dental professionals often do not possess the confidence or resources to consider any practice opportunities other than ones in a corporation. At NASDAD, we are interested in introducing newer graduates to experienced, practicing NASDAD members and LLU alumni who will likely have similar practice philosophies as well as a shared background. We wish to introduce them to individuals willing to spend time with them, perhaps invite them for a meal, be available to answer questions, and serve as adviser and friend. We would hope that through this relationship, the newer dental or dental hygienist can reach their ultimate, desired practice as soon as is practical.
HOW NASDAD IS ACCOMPLISHING THIS
1. We accept, from new graduates and others, CV’s and requests for introductions to dental professionals who are willing to serve as mentors & guides. Most often, these requests center around a particular area of the country where the newer professionals and others hope to live & practice. After the introduction, these established, faithful, practicing professionals spend time with the newer graduate, perhaps invite them for a meal, be available to answer questions, and serve as adviser and friend. This relationship has the potential to contribute to both the mentor and the mentee, by resulting in friendship, collaboration, and comradery. It is a service to NASDAD as well since it helps the organization to fulfill its mission to enhance the educational and practice experience of its members.
2. We are accepting information from practicing dental professionals who are willing to mentor, to collaborate, and/or who may have a practice opportunity.
3. We may call or email you directly when we receive a request for a Mentor Introduction. This would be what we consider a “cold call” and, if you’ve ever had to make a cold call, you know how difficult they can be so we pray you are kind & open when we reach out to you.
STUDENTS, DENTISTS, DENTAL HYGIENISTS IN TRANSITION