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ADA Committee on the New Dentist Hosts 24th New Dentist Conference

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Telephone: 312-440-2806
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CHICAGO, March 3, 2010—Surf’s up in San Diego – and so are opportunities for continuing education for new dentists. Distinguished speakers are slated to discuss oral health issues as well as clinical and practice issues at the American Dental Association (ADA) 24th New Dentist Conference at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa in San Diego, June 24-26.

Dentists are invited to join the ADA Committee on the New Dentist for a weekend of networking, continuing education and camaraderie at a conference that caters to the unique needs of new dentists—dentists who have been out of dental school less than ten years. Each clinical, professional issue and practice management course is hand-selected by the ADA's Committee on the New Dentist.

Attendees will have the opportunity to earn up to 15 hours of continuing education credits in courses geared to assist those who are working to strengthen their clinical and practice knowledge so that they can better achieve personal and professional success. Topics offered at this year's New Dentist Conference cover a wide range of issues from the science of dentistry such as endodontics and pediatric oral health to the business of dentistry such as using social media, ergonomics for the dental office and recession proof strategies. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a new full-day of pre-conference programming devoted to leadership development. Earn up to three hours of CE with courses that can help you enhance your role as a leader.

Those who register by April 29 are eligible to win early-bird incentives such as free registration or lodging to the New Dentist Conference or airfare for two or three nights lodging for the ADA Annual Session in Orlando in October.

About the ADA 24th New Dentist Conference

The ADA 24thNew Dentist Conference is presented by the ADA Committee on the New Dentist and funded by ADA Insurance Plans, American Dental Political Action Committee, California Dental Association, DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties, Benco Dental, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Matsco, a Wells Fargo Company, ADA Business Resources and ADA’s Strategic Partner, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co.

For more information on the New Dentist Conference, please visit the ADA New Dentist Conference Web page on, e-mail, or call 312.440.2779.

About the American Dental Association

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 157,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA’s consumer website