The Role of NASDAD in Transition to Private Practice
A resource to Practicing Dentists and New Dentists and Dental Hygienists Looking for Practice Opportunities
THE SITUATION Often, in the recent past, graduating and relatively new dentists and dental hygienists have not had the confidence or resources to consider any practice opportunities other than ones in a corporation. At NASDAD, we are interested in introducing new graduates to experienced, practicing NASDAD members and LLU alumni who will likely have similar practice philosophies as well as a shared background. We wish for them to reach their ultimate, desired practice as soon as is practical.
HOW NASDAD IS ACCOMPLISHING THIS We accept, from new graduates and others, CV’s and requests for introductions to dental professionals who can serve as mentors & guides. Most often, these requests center around a particular area of the country where the new graduates and others hope to live and practice. After the introduction, these faithful professionals spend time with the new dental or dental hygienist, 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, 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.