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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

Will the perfect doctor please stand up?
Thu, 27 Feb 2020 14:30:43 +0000 I’ll never forget the night that the most popular guy at my high school broke down and cried on my shoulder minutes after a varsity [...]
Camaraderie over competition: Why I started a study club
Mon, 24 Feb 2020 14:30:36 +0000 I started thinking about buying a practice in the summer of 2019. I’d been out of school an entire year by then and was already [...]
Long before I wanted to be a dentist, I dreamt of being a mother
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 14:30:33 +0000 Looking back, my vision of motherhood was definitely tainted with the unrealistic optimism that comes when you’ve never actually had a child. I became pregnant [...]
What do your patients really want?
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 14:30:32 +0000 When you tell your patients they NEED a crown, mouth guard or wisdom tooth removed. Do they believe you? You are clinically trained to know [...]
From laying asphalt to dentistry: My road to public health
Thu, 06 Feb 2020 17:53:02 +0000 It was another exciting day in the summer of 2011 working for the City of Oregon City Public Works laying asphalt, flagging traffic, crack sealing [...]
Are dentists monsters?
Mon, 03 Feb 2020 14:30:35 +0000 Can you relate? You’re having a pleasant conversation with someone you just met. Then the question “And what do you do for a living?” Proudly, [...]
‘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 [...]