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by Anonymous new young dentist

Teeth are easy; business is hard.

I joined my first practice wearing rose-colored glasses. On paper, it was a great opportunity. I was given six months to commit. The contracts were signed at the start of my seventh month of practice. I was instructed to focus on my clinical skills, instead of the business aspects of dentistry. This approach made sense, because I was only eight months removed from dental school. I needed to work…

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