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The Paper Point

The Paper Point, is an e-newsletter designed specifically for residents and young endodontists by the Resident and New Practitioner Committee. It delivers timely news, helpful hints and general information of importance to young endodontists.

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June Paper Point Intro Letter: Happy Summer!

Summer is here and marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for those of you graduating this month. What an achievement ! I hope each of you has something fun planned to celebrate these past few years of hard work. The Resident and New Practitioner Committee is looking forward to our trip to Chicago…

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Helen Yang, D.M.D.

Becoming an MVP Endodontist

By Dr. Helen Yang Meyer The “Most Valuable Player” honor is given to a team member who is a tremendous asset and who consistently goes above and beyond. As endodontists, we are on the patient’s dental team, spearheaded by the restorative dentist. In this article, I share my approaches to go above and beyond the…

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Advice to Graduating Residents

Compiled by Austyn C. Grissom, D.M.D. My sister-in-law is a D3 student at my alma mater (University of Alabama School of Dentistry) and recently interviewed me for her Practice Management course. As I answered these questions about my experience transitioning from dental school to working as a general dentist in private practice, I started to…

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Resident Spotlight: Dr. Lindsey Yap

Compiled by Dr. Austyn Grissom Dr. Lindsey Yap is a second-year resident at the University of Washington. The Paper Point‘s Dr. Austyn Grissom recently interviewed her to learn more about her journey to endo and life outside of endo. The Paper Point: Thanks for taking time to do this interview, Lindsey! Tell us a little bit…

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Can Debt Impact Your Life Choices?

  By Mark B. Desrosiers, D.M.D. The debt load dentists, and specifically endodontists, accumulate today can be staggering.  The 2021 debt levels for graduating dentists was just over $292,000[i], and this does not include residency!  From a public health and social justice point of view, it can impact the types of people entering our specialty. …

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May Paper Point Intro Letter: Thanks for a Great AAE22!

First things first, I want to give a big round of applause to those of you who are graduating in the coming months! Your hard work and determination as residents have paid off and I welcome you as you enter an exciting chapter of your career as a new practitioner. Please remember, the purpose of…

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