The book provides a business foundation and financial roadmap for graduating students and early career dental professionals.
Dental Innovations, a company focused on bringing novel technological and clinical solutions to unaddressed issues within dentistry, has published The Financial Survival Guide for Dentists: Everything You Needed to Learn, but Were Never Taught, in Dental School.
Written by the company’s founder, Sam Shamardi, DMD, a board certified periodontist and clinical instructor at the Harvard Dental Division of Periodontics, the book provides a business foundation and financial roadmap for graduating students and early career dental professionals. Topics range from student loan payment, contracts, insurances, retirement and savings, and office ownership essentials.
“We spend years in dental school being trained in the clinical side of dentistry, only to graduate with little to no fundamental understanding of the business of dentistry itself. Yet our biggest challenge as dental professionals is trying to survive as our own small business entities, usually with an astounding starting debt of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Without this business foundation, it’s no surprise that most of us are left to learn things the hard way. Until now!” says Shamardi.
The book is currently available for sale as an e-book through Amazon. Shamardi is also hosting an online community through the book’s website—fsg4dentists.com—which includes an exclusive new mentorship program along with various sponsor package opportunities with companies discussed in the book.
Shamardi launched Dental Innovations in 2014. The company’s first venture was EarAid, an intelligent electronic earplug aimed at addressing the issue of noise-induced hearing loss within dentistry. Developed by Shamardi, the EarAid reportedly provides 100% HD hearing without compromising communication with patients and staff, while simultaneously lowering sounds that cause hearing loss within the dental environment.