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ADA for Dental Students

The ADA serves dental students throughout dental school and your entire career.

Nearly 9 out of 10 dental students are members of the ADA. If you’re a member of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA), you’re a student member of the ADA. Make sure you take advantage of all the benefits and resources – they’re designed to make your life easier! 


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New Dentist Now Blog

‘You look too young to be a dentist’
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 14:30:33 +0000 When I was doing my anesthesia rotation during the intern year of oral surgery residency back in 2000, I was sitting behind the curtain in [...]
Growing a practice, starting a family: Get a good grasp on a ‘new normal’
Tue, 21 Jan 2020 15:49:26 +0000 I’m sure I’m not alone when I say the last year flew by. It was my first full year in my start-up practice with my [...]
2020: New dentist financial goals for the new year
Mon, 13 Jan 2020 14:30:22 +0000 There’s no better time to start taking control of your financial life than the beginning of a new year. It’s a clean slate. All those [...]
Why hiking the Grand Canyon is like our journey through continuing education
Mon, 06 Jan 2020 15:48:30 +0000 A few years ago, I had some time to kill between courses at one of my favorite places, Spear Education in Scottsdale, Arizona.  While talking [...]
New Dentist News unveils dedicated webpage
Fri, 20 Dec 2019 14:30:36 +0000 The ADA New Dentist News unveiled Dec. 19 its new webpage, giving the decades-old print publication a larger online presence. The new website seeks to [...]
Turning tough talks into wins
Wed, 18 Dec 2019 14:56:48 +0000 We’ve all faced them. The conversations we wish we didn’t have to have. Whether with loved ones, team members or superiors, they are all a [...]
Nominate an outstanding new dentist for the 10 Under 10 Award
Mon, 16 Dec 2019 15:06:30 +0000 This award recognizes 10 amazing dentists who graduated from dental school less than 10 years ago. Know a new dentist who inspires others in science, [...]
LGBTQ equality is on the rise; it’s time for dentistry to catch up
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 15:31:53 +0000 The week before starting dental school, I brought my partner along with my family, to my white coat ceremony. At the end of the event, [...]
Hermey the Elf, ADA bring holiday spirit to patient care resources
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 15:45:04 +0000 Hermey the Elf, who was named a D.D.G.—Dental Do Gooder—by the ADA in 2014, is back this holiday season to make improving oral health more [...]
New free benefit: Fluoridation resource
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 14:59:00 +0000 The ADA-published reference “Fluoridation Facts” is now available digitally at no cost for member dentists. The release stems from a 2019 House of Delegates action [...]