Opportunities and Challenges: The Path to Success and Beyond in General Dentistry (Part 1)Date(s)
Subject: 149 Multi-disciplinary
Thursday, June 18: 7–8:30 p.m. CDT
Audience: 2019 and 2020 Graduates, 0–5 years Postgraduate New Dentists
Navigating the path to success when beginning a dental career is challenging. New and recent graduates now face even more hurdles created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Join Drs. Connie L. White, Elizabeth A. Clemente, K. David Stillwell and Mai-Ly Duong as they shed light on these challenges as well as ways to overcome them. Learn about the value of a general dentistry residency, how to become a stronger dental candidate and what the new next steps are for beginning your career as a general dentist.
> Recognize the unique challenges new and recent graduates are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
> Consider how dental school interruptions may impact or delay future opportunities.
> Consider the primary reasons to pursue general dentistry over other recognized dental specialties.
> Learn the main differences between an advanced education in general dentistry residency and a general practice residency.
Connie L. White, DDS, FAGD, is AGD president. She is a general dentist from Kansas City, Missouri, as well as an associate professor, interim dean for clinical programs, and assistant dean for community relations and communications at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry.
K. David Stillwell, DDS, MAGD, earned his dental degree from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 1983 and completed a general practice residency at the University of Colorado Hospital and Clinics in 1984. He maintained a private practice from 1984 to 2003, focusing on hospital dentistry, implantology and family care, and holds medical staff privileges in dentistry with New York University Langone Health.
Elizabeth A. Clemente, DDS, MAGD, is AGD treasurer. She is currently director of the general practice residency program and chair of the department of dentistry at Morristown Medical Center. Clemente received her DDS from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine.
Mai-Ly Duong, DMD, MPH, MAEd, MAGD, serves as a full-time associate professor at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health at A.T. Still University and as a part-time associate dentist at Sundance Dental Care in Phoenix. Duong holds fellowships in the Special Care Dentistry Association, the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.