A Message from Veronica McManamon
The class of 2017 has graduated and are embarking on their new careers in dentistry. This year 26% chose advanced education programs in the areas of orthodontics, periodontics, pediatric dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, GPR and AEGD programs in Nebraska and other states throughout the country. A small percentage, only four percent, chose military service. A small percentage of our students come from surrounding states and 20% of this graduating class returned to their home states to practice. The remaining 50% of the class chose private practice. This 50% figure is important to ponder especially to those of you who are considering hiring an associate or selling your practice. The numbers indicate that private practice is still the most desirable option for newly graduated dentists.
Because of these figures, it is important to plan to attend the annual Opportunities Fair. Every fall the college hosts the annual fair. This year the fair is slated for Friday, October 13, 2017. Don’t let “Friday the 13th” keep you from attending. Last year we had a small number of attendees from Nebraska. We need more of a presence from our Nebraska communities because we have a need for these young dental professionals to practice at home here in Nebraska. I urge you to register when the information is sent to you. Look for the brochure in late July or early August. You might just find that perfect person to join your dental practice at the Opportunities Fair. Look for additional information about this important event, so you can plan to attend.
Keep in mind as well that this fall the big matchup between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Ohio State Buckeyes is on October 14 right here at Memorial Stadium. It wasn’t the best day for the Huskers last year, but we have home-field advantage this year and it is fun to join the fans in the stadium or tailgate with friends before the game.
For more information about the opportunity listing or the Opportiunities Fair, contact:
“If you wait for opportunities to occur, you will be one of the crowd,” Edward de Bono.