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You Have Your License – Now What? Career Strategies for the New Dentist

Steven Schwartz, DDS

Continuing Dental Education Units:  2 hours
Intended Audience:  Dentists, Dental Students
Date Course Online:  Apr 22, 2013
Last Revision Date:  N/A
Course Expiration Date:  Apr 21, 2016


After years of preparation - college, dental school, post graduate training - you have obtained or are about to obtain your dental license and begin your dental career.  Among dentistry’s advantages as a career choice are that there are multiple alternatives to achieving personal and financial success; private practice ownership, association in a small or large practice, public health dentistry, or teaching and research. Each choice has its advantages and disadvantages as well as shared and individual strategies to achieve success.

When you complete a continuing education course on, a form will come up that requests your name, address, etc.  If you are a member of the AGD, make sure to fill out the field that asks for your AGD membership number (if you are not an AGD member, leave blank).  When you hit submit, a copy of the "proof of completion" is e-mailed directly to the AGD and P&G.  For your records, make sure to print a copy of the "proof of completion" certificate.

Disclaimer:  Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

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Steven Schwartz
Steven Schwartz, DDS
Steven Schwartz, DDS

Dr. Steven Schwartz is the director of the Pediatric Dental Residency Program at Staten Island University Hospital and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.


Updated: 12/2015



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  • Dr. Schwartz is a member of the Advisory Board.

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