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


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A reflection during a pandemic
Thu, 30 Jul 2020 13:30:31 +0000 My name is Dr. Peter Markov and I am a pediatric dentist and the owner of VK Pediatric Dentistry in Arlington, Virginia. I shut down my practice [...]
‘Be careful not to drown’: A simple reminder on our responsibilities as dentists
Tue, 28 Jul 2020 13:30:17 +0000 During the last year, we have been swamped with the preparations for our newly built office in San Antonio. Various office design concepts, construction details, [...]
My New Dentist Life: Feeling at home in rural Texas
Thu, 23 Jul 2020 13:45:54 +0000 Thank you to everyone who read and commented on my post last month! I hope you are all safe and well. A lot has happened [...]
The cost to do dentistry well
Mon, 20 Jul 2020 13:30:14 +0000 I’ve always heard that the dental profession is a tight-knit community of like-minded individuals, here to service patients with the best care possible. Since entering [...]
Budgeting for continuing education as a new dentist
Tue, 14 Jul 2020 13:30:59 +0000 Within a few months of graduation, I made a budgeting plan for continuing education. I did this early on because apart from being able to [...]
The perks of joining a study club
Wed, 08 Jul 2020 13:30:47 +0000 So you recently completed four (or three, I’m looking at you UoP Alumni) rigorous years of training. Countless exams. Late nights. Too much coffee. Not [...]
‘Dental Olympians’: Moving forward amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 13:30:41 +0000 “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – Plato As I watch the New Year’s Eve ball dropped, I embraced the [...]
Hitting the pause, reset buttons during COVID-19
Mon, 29 Jun 2020 14:13:15 +0000 When COVID-19 emerged as a global threat, we learned very quickly that now is not the time to sit back and wait for direction but [...]
The power of care calls during uncertain times
Tue, 23 Jun 2020 13:30:06 +0000 I remember the transition I went through after I purchased my dental practice. That was a time of uncertainty for patients of the practice because, [...]
My New Dentist Life: Starting a career during the COVID-19 pandemic
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 13:30:47 +0000 Editor’s note: This is the first article in a New Dentist Now blog series, My New Dentist Life, following a new dentist’s first year experience [...]