Graduation and Career Options
Alternative Career Paths
Shadowing and Externships
Life of a Dentist
Find a Program
Writing Your CV
Interviewing for the Perfect Residency
Starting a Residency
Timeline for Applying to Residency
Getting a Job
Creating a CV
Interviewing for the Perfect Associateship
Owning a Practice
Personal Insurance Options
Financial and Practice Management
Loan Repayment Plans
Understanding Dental Insurance
Laying Your Financial Foundation
Set a course for professional life
Career Compass serves as the source of career guidance for students graduating from dental school, and provides tools and resources to transition to the first step in your professional career.
Career Compass Video Series
The Career Compass Words of Wisdom series brings you professional advice from former ASDA members who were once in your shoes.
Career Compass Webinars
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.
The final step before becoming a dentist is getting your dental license. The requirements vary by state so it’s important that you know where you want to practice. Learn the steps involved and the requirements by state.
Shadowing and externships
Spend your summer exploring your career options through a shadowing or externship opportunity. Learn what to do (and what not to do) to make the most of the experience.
ASDA Bookshelf and CE Library
Browse ASDA's library of books recommended by members and alumni to expand your knowledge of leadership and financial and practice management. Complement your clinical training with CE courses covering hundreds of topics.