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ADA for Dental Students

Practice test now available!

The National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE) practice test modules help candidates understand the types of questions and question formats used on the actual exam.

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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

Five timely social media updates for your practice
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:54:23 +0000 Social media is changing all the time. Although not every change is relevant for dental practices, there are some major updates that can have an [...]
ADAPT adds six states to practice matchmaking program
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:09:04 +0000 ADA Practice Transitions, an ADA Business Innovation Group service focused on helping dentists make the process of joining or leaving a practice both predictable and [...]
Design Innovation Awards: Toothbar seeks to redefine the dental office visit
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:30:26 +0000 Editor’s note: This features the winner in the “new build” category in the inaugural Design Innovation Awards, which recognize excellence in dental facilities that seamlessly [...]
Getting to know you: Dr. Christine Altrock
Mon, 11 Nov 2019 14:30:37 +0000 What kind of dentistry/specialty do you practice? I am a general dentist and own an office with my husband (also a dentist). Where do you [...]
Dentists asked to offer treatment on Veterans Day, beyond
Fri, 08 Nov 2019 14:30:31 +0000 Raleigh, N.C. — Dr. Anna Abernethy is still not sure how one of the patients she treated this year — a 52-year-old Army veteran — [...]
HPI: Dentists in urban, rural counties
Wed, 06 Nov 2019 14:39:44 +0000 The supply of dentists has grown over the last 10 years in both urban and rural counties. The supply, measured as the number of dentists [...]
It’s all about the patient
Mon, 04 Nov 2019 14:44:17 +0000 Living in a beautiful, historic city like Fredericksburg is a great experience. After 52 years as a practicing dentist, Dr. John Willhide continues to look [...]
Sign up GKAS program by Nov. 13 to receive product kits
Fri, 01 Nov 2019 13:27:10 +0000 Give Kids A Smile program coordinators should sign up their 2020 event between Oct. 1 and Nov. 13 to be eligible to receive donated product [...]
5 wellness tips for practicing dentists
Thu, 31 Oct 2019 14:17:47 +0000 1. Schedule an annual physical with your physician. The single most valuable assets in any dental practice are the dentist and the dental team. 2. [...]
No matter the setting: Patients remain at heart of rural, urban dental practices
Tue, 29 Oct 2019 13:14:58 +0000 When Dr. Cassie Berens graduated from dental school, she knew she wanted to work in a small town. A native of rural Iowa, Dr. Berens [...]