Having been taught how to safely diagnose, treatment-plan, and treat a wide variety of patients, you have also likely learnt critical skills in communication and patient care. You’ve perhaps even taken a course or two in business management.
But what is the transition from student to registered dental practitioner really like?
And no, I do not mean what it is like explaining the virtues of good oral hygiene or seamlessly extracting a difficult tooth.
I am referring to the surrounding experiences associated with leaving your days as a student behind.
Below, you will find a list of unfamiliar experiences you may face as a recent dental graduate, alongside techniques to help you manage these new situations.