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ADA for New Dentists

The ADA supports and provides tips, tools, and resources to all new dentists who graduated from dental school less than 10 years ago.

New Dentist Now Blog

My New Dentist Life: Knowing enough to know what I don’t know
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 13:00:25 +0000 Editor’s note: This is the fourth article in a New Dentist Now blog series, My New Dentist Life, following a new dentist’s first year experience [...]
With patients, meet them where they are
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 12:36:10 +0000 As the saying from my previous article goes: ““I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people [...]
Here’s to the innovators
Mon, 12 Oct 2020 13:30:17 +0000 “The nail that sticks out gets hammered down.” This proverb comes from the Japanese culture, one that is often believed to value conformity over deviance. Blending in [...]
Careers aren’t upward straight lines, they’re waves
Tue, 06 Oct 2020 12:42:05 +0000 Last night, I watched from across Elliot Bay as a sea of colors illuminated the sky. One second past midnight brought a burst of reds [...]
Corgis and COVID-19: How our furry family members have helped us through 2020
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 13:30:18 +0000 The last six months have been, to put it lightly, a blender of panic, stress, confusion, worry, and many sleepless nights. From managing patients, coordinating [...]
How to pick the best residency program for you
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 13:30:43 +0000 Trying to find information on all the residency programs out there and then trying to narrow it down to find a best fit may seem [...]
Dentist or therapist? In our profession, compassion is an inescapable part of our job
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 13:30:25 +0000 For most of us, the reasons behind becoming dentists are fairly common across the board:  we like working with our hands; we like creating beautiful [...]
All about character: What my time with the Army National Guard has taught me about being a dentist
Thu, 10 Sep 2020 13:30:13 +0000 The Army Blackhawk helicopter banked over the mountain ridges of California before soaring through the canyons and hovering over treetops doing their flight maneuvers. A [...]
My New Dentist Life: Shaking off those first-day nerves
Fri, 04 Sep 2020 13:30:21 +0000 Editor’s note: This is the third article in a New Dentist Now blog series, My New Dentist Life, following a new dentist’s first year experience [...]
Five keys to finding the perfect associateship
Mon, 31 Aug 2020 13:30:28 +0000 I traveled a lot after graduating dental school. As a result, I’ve had three different associateships. Starting out as an associate after dental school provides [...]