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Young Practitioner Survival Guide

Guidance and help on everything you need to know as you get started in your career as a dental practitioner.

Here for you at every step of your career

Starting out in your dentistry career is a time of optimism and opportunity. But it can also be daunting and difficult as you step out on your own for the first time. These five articles are your one stop resource offering tips and guidance on key issues that you may have to tackle as you start that first real job.

Whether it’s finding the right dental practice for you, or tips on handling stress these articles will help you make the most of those first important steps in your dental career.

Here’s everything you need to know about effective record keeping as you’re practising dentistry.
Obtaining consent in dentistry is a key skill in ensuring patient satisfaction and avoiding claims and complaints.
Stress is something faced by all dental practitioners. Find out how to recognise the signs and avoid the negative impacts on your life.
Your first job sets the tone for your ongoing career. Getting the best possible job that suits you relies on the top tips outlined in this article.
As a dental practitioner your posture can lead to severe injury. An expert explains how to avoid injury that could impact your entire career

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