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

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  • Transitioning from Student to Practitioner: How to Prepare for Post-Graduate Life

    May 18, 2021 at 7:00 PM

    Despite the long hours you spend preparing for your future career, settling into a new practice and daily routine after graduation takes time and effort. This session will offer an inside look at some common hurdles that new graduates may face in a practice setting and how you can overcome them. We’ll also discuss tips to start building a good rapport with colleagues on your first day and share advice on adjusting to your new clinical and office routine.

Past Webinar Recordings

  • How to Ace Your Residency Application

    Apr 8, 2021 at 7:00 PM

    A crucial step in applying to any residency program is reviewing the application checklist to ensure you meet the application criteria and have all the required documentation. Beyond meeting the requirements though, you’re likely wondering how to you make yourself stand out from other applicants.

    During this session, we’ll discuss steps you can take to ensure you have a polished overall application and review tips for how you can present your best self during the process. You’ll also learn about common missteps in the application process and how you can avoid them. 

  • Exploring Dental Specialties: Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

    Aug 4, 2020 at 7:00 PM

    There are many options when choosing your career path, especially if you are considering a specialty. How do you know which one is right for you?

    In this session, ASDA alum, Dr. Jennifer Giltner will share her insights about a career in orthodontics, from selecting a specialty to residency and practice. You’ll receive an overview of how and why she chose to specialize in orthodontics. You’ll also gain insight into various residency application and selection processes, and hear about what a typical day could look like in residency and practice to get a better understanding of the specialty overall.
  • Exploring Dental Specialties: Dental Anesthesiology

    Jul 28, 2020 at 7:00 PM

    There are many options when choosing your career path, especially if you are considering a specialty. How do you know which one is right for you?

    Dr. Kristopher Mendoza is an ASDA alum who’s passionate about serving individuals experiencing barriers to dental care and, through his career in dental anesthesiology, he’s able to work with various patient populations. During this session, Dr. Mendoza will share how he decided to pursue a career dental anesthesiology and what the experience has entailed. He’ll also share insights about residency and life in practice that can help you determine if this may be the right path for you.

  • Exploring Dental Specialties: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

    Jul 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM

    There are many options when choosing your career path, especially if you are considering a specialty. How do you know which one is right for you?

    In the third session of this webinar series, ASDA alum, Dr. Daniel Hammer, will share insights about his experiences in oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS). Hear about how he made the decision to specialize and why he chose OMS, specifically. You’ll learn about residency and the day-to-day experiences you may have in practice to help determine if this is the path you want to pursue.

  • Exploring Dental Specialties: Dental Public Health

    Jul 14, 2020 at 7:00 PM

    There are many options when choosing your career path, especially if you are considering a specialty. How do you know which one is right for you?

    Dr. Sara Davis will share her pathway to a career in public health in this session of the dental specialty series. She’ll outline what a typical day might look like in a public health setting and how the scope of practice can differ depending on formal training. There are multiple options when you pursue a career in public health and this session will help you explore the possibilities. 

  • Exploring Dental Specialties: Pediatric Dentistry

    Jun 23, 2020 at 7:00 PM

    There are many options when choosing your career path, especially if you are considering a specialty. How do you know which one is right for you? Throughout this webinar series, ASDA alumni will share their experiences across multiple dental specialties, such as pediatric dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, and more.  Hear how they made their decisions to specialize and why they chose their specific practice area. They will share insights about their residencies and day-to-day practice to give you an inside look at a career in specialized dentistry.

  • The Art of Dental Mentorship

    Jun 16, 2020 at 7:00 PM

    You’ve likely been encouraged to “find a mentor” in dental school, but why is it so important and how does one start this process? Some meet their mentors by chance, but for others it takes time and personal effort to find the right mentor. In this session, you will learn the importance of mentorship throughout all phases of your dental career, how to identify strong dental and leadership mentors and ways to cultivate a successful relationship with these individuals in person or virtually.
  • Dos & Don’ts of CV Writing

    May 19, 2020 at 7:00 PM

    CVs are required to apply for ASDA leadership positions, externships, post-graduate programs and jobs. Is your CV submission-ready for any opportunity that may arise? This session will provide a snapshot look at the information that should (and should not) be included on a professional CV and offer tips to avoid common formatting and editing errors that undermine an otherwise polished CV.

    This webinar is only available to ASDA members

  • Defining Your Career Trajectory: A DSO Perspective

    Aug 27, 2019 at 7:30 PM

    ASDAWebinarBannerAd-300x250px_RCA_071919GRNowadays, there are a plethora of career paths new dentists can take following graduation. However, what does the career trajectory look like for a dentist who has been with a dental support organization or DSO for 1, 3 or even 5+ years out of school? Join us for this Heartland Dental sponsored webinar to hear from a panel of successful dentists who have chosen to work for a DSO and what career advice they have for emerging dentists. Attendees will be able to engage with the panel with a live Q&A session, take notes on valuable career tips and even hear a few coming of age stories that has shaped this panel into the dentists they are today. Register to save your spot! 
  • How to Launch Your Career!

    Mar 19, 2019 at 7:30 PM

    ASDAWebinarWebsiteBannerArt300x250px_REC_030119PCCareer development and exploration starts while you’re a student – Join Heartland Dental-supported Dr. Jacob Berger and friends to hear our top 5 tips for what you can start doing NOW to launch your career and be ready for graduation! This isn't a webinar you'd want to miss!
  • Ask the tough questions: Dental interview prep

    Aug 29, 2018 at 7:30 PM

    Struggling to know what questions to ask at the end of an interview? Asking your interviewer the right questions is a very important part of a job interview – especially when you’re fresh out of dental school. Unfortunately, many of those on the job market fail to ask meaningful questions during this phase of an interview and end up leaving empty-handed. This webinar will help you learn which questions you should be asking during your dental interviews to ensure you make a lasting impression. Stacey Smith, a Dr. Recruiting Supervisor with Heartland Dental, will give you an inside look at the questions you should be asking, what you should be looking for in the answers and why these questions are vital to your success.
  • To Specialize or Not?

    Aug 27, 2018 at 7:30 PM

    You have decided your career is in oral health and are enjoying dental school.  There are more choices in your future. Leaders from several organizations share why they chose their specialty and answer YOUR questions about how to decide if specializing is for you.  
  • Charting Your Path

    Aug 28, 2018 at 7:30 PM

    Join five amazing ASDA alumni who will share their experiences across all facets of dentistry: residencies; specialties - pediatrics; associateships; private practice ownership; and non-traditional careers - military.  Hear how they made their decisions and how ASDA played a role in those opportunities.
  • “Do this, don’t do that!” Common mistakes in private practice ownership – and how to avoid them

    Aug 30, 2018 at 12:00 PM

    So you think you want to go into private practice? Everyone you know will have an opinion on how you should go about it. 

    Our advice is don't take advice from people that have opened one or two practices. Take advice from people who have done it hundreds of times. Find mentors or industry leaders who have put in their hours opening lots of offices, and who have seen the ‘ups and downs’ of this business. 

    In this can’t miss webinar, packed with tips from experienced pros, you’ll learn how to avoid common missteps that dentist make when they decide to venture out on their own. 

    Tune in and listen up! We look forward to your participation on this call.
     
  • First financial and risk-management steps for any career path in dentistry

    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. 

    Treloar & Heisel, Treloar & Heisel Wealth Management, and Treloar & Heisel Risk Management are all divisions of Treloar & Heisel, Inc. Investment advisory services offered through WCG Wealth Advisors, a Registered Investment Advisor, doing business as Treloar & Heisel Wealth Management.   Insurance products offered separately through Treloar & Heisel, and Treloar & Heisel Risk Management.  
     
    Treloar & Heisel Wealth Management does not provide tax advice.  Past Performance is not indicative of future results.  Therefore, no current or prospective client should assume that future performance of any specific investment or investment strategy will be profitable or equal the corresponding indicated performance levels.  

    The charts and graphs contained herein should not serve as the sole determining factor for making investment decisions.  To the extent that you have any questions regarding the applicability of any specific issue discussed to your individual situation, you are encouraged to consult with Treloar & Heisel Wealth Management.  All information, including that used to compile charts, is obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but Treloar & Heisel Wealth Management does not guarantee its reliability.

  • 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.
  • 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