Fall 2014
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Welcome to Dental Entrepreneur

Greetings to all you prospective dental-school graduates out there! Congratulations on nearing the end of the tunnel of your higher education.

I found myself thinking about that process when I was in the salon the other day, waiting for my color to process for about 30 minutes. I was sitting with two other women a little younger than me. I noticed all of us stared at our mobile devices for the first half of my time there, and then I put my phone down and picked up a Bazaar Magazine.

The first thing I noticed was that some of the models’ smiles were healthy and the teeth were crooked (leave it to a dental professional to pick that out). Secondly, I noticed the feel of the paper in my hand, the simplicity of the font and the layout of the content. I relished the time I had to turn the pages.

I have to say I am a lover of print, paper and the old-fashioned magazine. However, I also like a magazine that is sexy and feels good. This is one of the reasons we have changed a few things going forward. The new look is for you. We want you to want to pick us up, feel the pages, contemplate the content and enjoy the time to be patient and present. After all, you are online for most of your lives. Why not take a private moment and enjoy something that is tactile, that you can actually flip – and not swipe – through.

But while the look and feel of the latest edition of Dental Entrepreneur: Business Beyond the Classroom is different, the spirit remains. As always, we strive to connect you with experts in the dental industry – not necessarily in practice, but in the ancillary fields from which aspiring dentists can benefit.

We’ve tabbed our Gary Palsis, a young dentist practicing in Chicago who wrote about finding his way to an associateship in Chicago. It was a winding road, but Gary is certainly happy where he is now, and I believe his positivity in infectious.

To help you get there, Gene Heller contributed an outline that dental-school graduates can follow to aid in finding the right post-school employment. Who knew there were so many pitfalls in failing the simple task of planning?

And have you thought about teaming with a CPA that is truly focused on dentistry? Allen Schiff, managing member of Schiff & Associates, discussed the importance of finding an accountant that has your best and specialized interests in mind.

Those are just a small sampling of the resources included in this Fall 2014 issue. I sincerely hope you will reach out to our writers, our advertisers and our partners. I mean it when I say that we are all eager to help you on your way to greatness.

Oh, and I am also excited to announce that we will be now be publishing Dental Entrepreneur three times a year! That means we can truly fulfill our promise to have the most up-to-date business content that you can absorb as you look to make the next move.

I wish you all the success in the world, and I hope we can.

All the best,

Anne M. Duffy




Success in the Windy City: Where I Was and Where I am Going
Gary Palsis Jr. DMD

Back to the Beginning
Scott Brewster, DDS

How to Find the Practice that is Right for You
Bill Shattuck, DDS/written by Amy Bowman

The Power to Succeed

When the Typical Path Meets the Unexpected Reality
Andy Upchurch and Victor O. Holloway, M.B.A

Dental Entrepreneur

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