Neil J. Gajjar, D.D.S., MAGD, is honest about the fact that dental school wasn’t easy. There were times he wondered if his hard work would one day pay off, but he continued to persevere. Today, he runs a successful 10-doctor practice in Mississauga, Ontario, and always devotes time to giving back to the profession of dentistry and to his own community. Read on as Dr. Gajjar gets candid with the ADEA GoDental team about his passion for learning.
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Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology is one of the nine specialties recognized by the American Dental Association, yet it’s one of the least traveled career paths. ... See More
Jane A. Weintraub, D.D.S., M.P.H., was studying as a predental student when a bite from the “research bug” sparked her love of scientific discovery. An interest in science, art and dental public health soon transformed into a fulfilling career option ... See More
The discovery of superior manual dexterity at an early age by a mentor set Leo E. Rouse, D.D.S., on the path to a career in dentistry and academia. As our practitioner of the month, Dr. Rouse sat down with ... See More
From dental assistant to the Dean of Health Sciences, dental hygienist Lisa M. Baker, M.S., RDH, CDA, credits all the open career doors she’s encountered to the decision to further her education. Now her focus is on giving back to ... See More
General dentist Ryder Waldron, D.D.S., splits his days between his private practice and literary enterprises with fellow dental colleagues, providing guidance to aspiring dental students and dentists. During a recent interview with the ADEA GoDental team, Dr. Waldron shared advice ... See More
What if you could provide dental care to the underserved community on a grander scale? Kelli C. Johnson, RDH, B.A.S., does just that as a dental program manager for AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia. Working together with corporate dental teams, Ms. Johnson is able to establish fresh initiatives geared towards providing dental care to an increasing number of children and adults with Medicaid insurance. Ms. Johnson recently sat down with the ADEA GoDental team to enlighten us about the multifaceted world of dental insurance and how her career path began in dental hygiene.
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Could your dental hygiene career lead to a fast paced life in corporate education? ADEA GoDental practitioner of the month, Diane S. Peterson, RDH, M.Ed., takes her dental hygiene knowledge on the road as an Academic Relations Manager for Colgate ... See More
It was through a volunteer opportunity at a mobile dental clinic that first turned on Lawrence Fung, RDH, D.D.S., MBV, to dentistry in college. From then on his determination and open mindedness cleared the road for many successes along his ... See More
On top of an interest in the dental professions do you enjoy learning and sharing your knowledge with others? Could your unexplored passion involve educating future dentists and dental hygienists? Educational researcher, Michele P. Carr, RDH, M.A., tapped into her ... See More