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New Dentist Resources

Check out our newest resource: the new dentist blog, New Dentist Now!


The ADA has a number of resources to help you smoothly transition to practice and thrive as a new dentist.

  • New Dentist Now blog.
    Brought to you by the New Dentist Committee, New Dentist Now features resources for new dentists and dental students as well as news and insight on the dental profession and beyond.Want to be featured in the blog or contribute to a post? Contact us at

  •  A New Dentist's Guide to ADA Membership  (PDF)
     This booklet highlights the ADA benefits that serve the unique needs of recent dental school graduates. Your state and local dental societies are also excellent resources for new dentists! Working together, organized dentistry helps you as an individual while advancing the profession and the public's oral health as a whole.

Reduced Dues

Dues are $0 at the national level in your first year after of dental school and, if you remain a member, reduced rates continue for the next four years! Most state and local societies also offer reduced dues for new graduates. If you are entering a graduate, residency or specialty training program, you can join as a Graduate Student Member at a greatly reduced rate, and then enjoy the $0 national dues after completing your program. Contact the ADA at 312.440.2779 for more information.

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Career Options for New Dentists

The ADA can help you navigate your dental career options.

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New Dentist Resource Kit

The ADA New Dentist Committee offers a complimentary New Dentist Resource Kit for ADA member new dentists and dental students. Gathered from divisions throughout the ADA, the information in this comprehensive kit includes ADA resources that specifically meet the needs of new dentists. The kit contains several brochures, charts and flyers that can act as a springboard into some of the many benefits and resources available to new dentist and dental student members. The New Dentist Resource Kit will help get you started on the road to success. Contact the ADA today at 800.621.8099, x2779 or at to request your free kit (please enter “NDRK Request” in the subject line).

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Words of Wisdom

Contact the ADA New Dentist Committee for your complimentary copy of the ADA Words of Wisdom booklet. Whether you have joined an existing practice, work in a public health clinic or military setting, purchased a practice or launched a start up, reference books can be helpful, but getting "words of wisdom" from experienced dentists can often provide another perspective. "Words of Wisdom: 101 Thoughts on Today's Dental Practice" is a list of suggestions for your consideration by members of the ADA New Dentist Committee and Council on Dental Practice. These practicing dentists have a wide variety of experience and their suggestions can be used to aid you in your own decision making process. Contact the ADA today at 800.621.8099, x2779 or to request your free copy (please enter “WOW Request” in the subject line).

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