As part of our Career Compass, ASDA created a series of webinars on career-related topics to help members prepare for graduation and transition into the profession. We work with new dentists and experts in the field to present information that is relevant, unique and credible. Our live programs allow you to ask questions of the presenters. However, we understand that your schedules are busy so we record each program for viewing at your convenience.  

Upcoming Webinars

  • It’s more than just teeth: A communications webinar (afternoon)

    Jun 21, 2018 at 12:00 PM

    ASDA members will walk away from this program with an understanding of how to communicate effectively with their future patients and clinical team. Attendees will have the opportunity to uncover their DISC personality type, learn how it relates to their leadership style and explore proven communication techniques. This webinar will be led by the founding partner of Heartland Dental, Dr. Bill Bloink, who is considered a communications expert within the dental industry. 
  • It’s more than just teeth: A communications webinar (evening)

    Jun 21, 2018 at 7:30 PM

    ASDA members will walk away from this program with an understanding of how to communicate effectively with their future patients and clinical team. Attendees will have the opportunity to uncover their DISC personality type, learn how it relates to their leadership style and explore proven communication techniques. This webinar will be led by the founding partner of Heartland Dental, Dr. Bill Bloink, who is considered a communications expert within the dental industry. 

Past Webinar Recordings

  • First financial and risk-management steps for any career path in dentistry (evening webinar)

    May 24, 2018 at 7:30 PM

    For a recent graduate or a D3 that is starting to look ahead, life is starting to get even more real. On your horizon are some daunting but exciting next steps in life: graduating from dental school, finding a job, moving to a new city and adjusting to life in a world outside of academia.  

    What’s often overlooked in the rush are the first steps you need to take to ensure you’re protected from professional and personal risks that could derail all your success to this point. This webinar will give you a strong, fundamental understanding of the important decisions in front of you, regardless of what your first career decision may be. 
  • First financial and risk-management steps for any career path in dentistry (afternoon webinar)

    May 24, 2018 at 12:00 PM

    For a recent graduate or a D3 that is starting to look ahead, life is starting to get even more real. On your horizon are some daunting but exciting next steps in life: graduating from dental school, finding a job, moving to a new city and adjusting to life in a world outside of academia.  

    What’s often overlooked in the rush are the first steps you need to take to ensure you’re protected from professional and personal risks that could derail all your success to this point. This webinar will give you a strong, fundamental understanding of the important decisions in front of you, regardless of what your first career decision may be. 
  • 5 Tips for Legal Success After Graduation: Your First Employment Contract

    Apr 26, 2018 at 7:30 PM

    Life after graduation can be an exciting time but it can also be a time of uncertainty. During this webinar, you will learn the tips for finding success in your new career in dentistry. Learn how to navigate your first employment contract while also determining your best career path.

    Your first employment contract is an important one, as it is crucial to consider other factors prior to a contract being drafted. It is also important to dream about your ideal practice, so you can develop your vision that will ultimately get you to where you want to go. The length of association could be permanent or short in duration, while the opportunity could be part-time or full-time. Another option to consider is if the associateship will lead to ownership.

    You will also learn about the advantages and disadvantages to these different career paths, whether you’re looking to be an associate in a small private practice, on a pathway to partnership or on your way to working with a DSO, you will have a better understanding of which direction you’re hoping to take.
  • Balancing Loan Repayment with Life Choices

    Feb 13, 2018 at 7:00 PM

    According to the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), the average debt per graduating senior in 2017 is $287,331. Repaying this debt is one of the biggest concerns of students about to graduate. Tune in to this webinar hear first-hand how three recent graduates have balanced their loans, family life, buying a practice, residency and much more.
  • Landing Your Dream Job: Rocking Your Brand

    Jan 31, 2018 at 7:00 PM

    In a sea of qualified candidates what will set you apart from the masses? Learn the top strategies for building your brand and landing your dream job. While this course can stand on its own, it is step one of a three-part series. 

    Learning objectives:
    1. Learn how to define your personal brand
    2. Define the steps to building your brand online and offline 
    3. Discuss how to nurture your personal brand to create an impact 
    4. Understand the fundamentals of effective communication
  • ‘Real Life’ Advice From New Dentists

    Nov 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    This webinar aims to help third- and fourth-year dental students better plan for their future. The panelists include new dentists who are in their first five years out school sharing how they found their first job, the reality of their field, how they deal with the stresses of private practice, what they didn’t expect in the workforce and other advice they have for students preparing for graduation. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of panelists at the end.
  • The ABCs of International Volunteer Projects

    Jan 13, 2016 at 12:00 AM

    Current ASDA members are much more cognizant of the greater world around them than previous generations of dental students. This has recently been demonstrated by the Summer 2015 issue of Mouth that focused on dentistry abroad. While many schools offer international experiences, many more students are interested than can participate in these programs. This webinar provides an outline of international volunteer projects, gives some resources for finding projects both while in school and after graduation and shares one student's experiences with the Dominican Dental Mission Project.
  • Post-Graduate Applications Through the Eyes of Program Faculty

    Oct 12, 2016 at 12:00 AM

    This webinar provides insight as to what program faculty are looking for from their applicants. Get answers to questions such as “How can I stand out among everyone else?” and “What types of experiences make me a more competitive applicant?”
  • Top 10 things to look for in a job contract

    Jan 24, 2017 at 12:00 AM

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    As graduation draws near, reviewing contracts will become a necessity. This webinar will prepare you to better analyze your first contract as a new dentist. The panelist will present on the top things to look for in contracts— terms, duties, work location, insurance, restrictive covenants and more. Once you know the things to look for, you'll learn the differences that exist within various contract types.