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New Graduates

class of 2017 congratulations

Now that you’re a few months removed from dental school graduation, we hope you’re settling into the next phase of your journey. Whether you’re practicing or looking for a job, make sure to check out ADA for New Dentists and career resources. And don’t forget to check out the blog New Dentist Now for content designed especially for you.


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New Dentist Now Blog

Pathways to dentistry: Large group practice associate
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:59:13 +0000 When Dr. Sneha Patel started looking for a job after graduating in 2015 from the University of Oklahoma School of Dentistry, she knew she wanted [...]
Women in dentistry: Not done yet
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:30:54 +0000 How do you describe the average dentist in America? A paper written in the 1940s that was co-authored by Dr. Harold Hillenbrand, a former executive [...]
Dentist Making A Difference: Dr. Bunnag receives 2017 ADA Humanitarian Award
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:53:36 +0000 The ADA Humanitarian Award recognizes dentist members who have distinguished themselves by giving at least 10 years to improving the oral health of underserved populations [...]
Dental licensure portability remains a work in progress
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:12:52 +0000 Oklahoma City — When Dr. Lajoi Wiggins moved from North Carolina to Oklahoma for a one-year general practice residency program, she was hoping to moonlight [...]
Exploring caries treatment options: SDF versus fluoride varnish
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:20:37 +0000 You’ve probably used fluoride varnish in your practice to help treat tooth sensitivity, but did you know it’s also a helpful tool for stopping – [...]
New dentists on ADA councils get voting privileges
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:49:32 +0000 Atlanta — To ensure they have a more “meaningful representation,” the House of Delegates voted Oct. 23 to give new dentist members voting privileges on [...]
Getting to know you: Dr. Jenna Hatfield
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 15:03:54 +0000 Why dentistry? Ever since I was a teenager and in braces, I loved dental terminology. When the assistant would leave me to wait for the [...]
For new dentists, time management will be a constant work in progress
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 15:16:43 +0000 Believe it or not, as dentists we fall into the “very lucky” group when it comes to time management. While no two dentists may have [...]
Photos: 2017 New Dentist Conference
Thu, 02 Nov 2017 15:53:31 +0000 This year’s New Dentist Conference, a customized experience created for dentists fewer than 10 years out of school, was held in conjunction with the ADA [...]
Finance webinar to help dentists collect what they produce
Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:07:20 +0000 Dentists sometimes have patients concerned about financing treatment plans, even though many practices have policies, programs or systems in place to help the patient. Having [...]