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ADA News Series

Becoming a Dentist follows three students during their journey to becoming dentists. Read now.


Dr. Joseph P. Crowley is ADA President

"We will set an example that the ADA is representative of all dentists, that it's inclusive of every race, gender, sexual orientation, religion and practice model." Watch the Speech from ADA 2017


Get Ready for the Next Step

Prepare for life as a dentist with this series of live, in-person programs for dental students. Learn more.

New Dentist Now Blog

Want to learn more about group practice? Attend BIG IDEA conference
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:49:27 +0000 Las Vegas — Dentists wanting to learn more about group practice, or expand or enhance an existing group practice, should consider attending BIG IDEA 2018: [...]
Study: Practice ownership declining among dentists
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:04:21 +0000 Private practice ownership for dentists is steadily declining among all age groups, according to data published in the September issue of The Journal of the [...]
Is your state license expiring?
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 19:32:07 +0000   Dental license renewal deadlines are fast approaching in several states. If you have a license in one of the states listed below, you’ll need [...]
Three goals to accomplish by the end of the year
Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:30:02 +0000 With 2017 coming to a close, here are three goals you may want to accomplish before the end of the year. 1. Maximize your bottom [...]
Arizona dentist emphasizes evidence-based dentistry in teaching, practice
Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:01:53 +0000 Dr. Mai-Ly Duong’s six-day work weeks don’t offer her all the time she’d like to study and evaluate the latest scientific research. But being up-to-date [...]
Online or in-person: Choosing the right CE course
Fri, 01 Dec 2017 14:58:24 +0000 Dental school may be over but learning about the best ways to treat your patients and improve your practice never takes a break. With every [...]
Changing my name was exhausting, but right for me
Thu, 30 Nov 2017 14:52:56 +0000 April 7, 2017 was the best day of my life outside graduating dental school. I married the one person who truly “gets” me and loves [...]
CareerCenter connects dentists with employers
Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:39:55 +0000 Looking for a job? Check out the ADA CareerCenter website. The ADA CareerCenter is the official online job board of the ADA and a free [...]
My decision to own a dental practice as a recent graduate
Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:15:33 +0000 Pounding years when typical nights often include more hours of study and work than of sleep do finally end. Our commitment to a profession and [...]
Two new dentists address being a leader in the dental office
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:53:35 +0000 Though Drs. Gabriel Holdwick and Alexandra Barton Otto work in two different practice settings, they share similar challenges when it comes to being a leader [...]