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CDSC 2018: Preparing Students to Build a Career, Not Just a Practice

Posted Nov 2nd, 2017 in the wire, 2017, events

Dentistry is an increasingly competitive market and while competition encourages practitioners to provide the best possible care, it also means that the skills required for real growth are beyond the clinical.

New graduates face an aggressive job market, more student debt than any generation before, and an industry where success increasingly depends on a practitioner’s ability to manage and develop a strong business. The increase in competition is driving adaption of new growth tactics, exploration of emerging business models, and expanded service offerings. These factors combined with the increased rate of change seen across all industries (largely due to advances in technology), means that students will step into a dental industry that looks very different from the one that existed when they started their education.

With this in mind, the first FCDSA Canadian Dental Student Conference (CDSC), was designed to help prepare students for the challenges in their industry outside standard clinical responsibilities. To help educate students, speakers at the conference will share best practices around career and financial planning, professionalism, as well as the latest industry trends and technologies. For students, this is an invaluable opportunity to learn from the best in the industry, network with peers and potential employers.

As a part of the dental industry’s evolution, dentalcorp is proud to support this inaugural conference. New graduates will be the further drivers of change and progress in dentistry and by supporting this conference, our goal is to equip them as best we can for success.

Members of the dentalcorp team are excited to participate in CDSC where they will share their own insights in some of our specific areas of expertise: the business of dentistry and career building. Graham Rosenberg, dentalcorp’s CEO, will discuss important industry trends and explain emerging business models; Mark Carbonelli, our Chief People Officer, will focus on career development and the importance of mentorship and continuing education; in addition, dentalcorp’s VP Marketing, Julia Croll will explain how to cultivate a personal brand in order to set yourself apart from other candidates and the role of digital marketing in the growth of a strong practice.

The well-rounded agenda of the conference also includes clinical education with experienced speakers such as DC Institute faculty member, Dr. Sam Daher, who will discuss Invisalign and malocclusion.

Students who have yet to register and would like to learn more about the conference can find all the details online at We look forward to meeting students who will soon become the future of our industry on January 12th and 13th in Toronto.

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