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ADA for New Dentists

SmileCon™ 2021

From composite dentistry to photography, get to know the creative side of dentistry during Art & Design sessions at SmileCon.

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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.


New Dentist Now Blog

Looking for ways to increase access to care? Consider GKAS
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 14:43:05 +0000 The ADA’s Give Kids A Smile program has been my gateway into public health as well as an avenue to leadership within the ADA. Like [...]
Licensure Reform: The case for eliminating the clinical exam
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 13:30:16 +0000 Some may argue that progress has indeed been made in the administration of the licensure exam over the last 50 years given that regional testing [...]
Don’t be afraid of big data
Mon, 12 Jul 2021 13:30:12 +0000 During the first years after I graduated from my first dental school in Iraq in 2009, I had never used to deal with practice statistics, [...]
Business side of dentistry: Hiring for newbie practice owners
Tue, 06 Jul 2021 13:00:41 +0000 Editor’s note: This is the seventh article in a series exploring the business aspects of the dental profession, from starting a practice and marketing to [...]
Everyone Matters: Seeking leadership diversity in organized dentistry
Mon, 28 Jun 2021 15:41:48 +0000 It has been a long but fulfilling 10 years of hard work in organized dentistry – or “dental-land,” as I like to affectionally call it. [...]
Is residency worth it?
Mon, 21 Jun 2021 13:00:17 +0000 In my senior year of dental school, I was at a crossroad between pursuing a year of general residency and job opportunities. The opportunities were [...]
Making the case for the simple case
Mon, 14 Jun 2021 13:00:42 +0000 When I graduated from Tufts University School of Dentistry in 2010, some of the requirements to graduate were, as far as I can remember, doing [...]
Wearing several hats takes time management
Mon, 07 Jun 2021 13:47:15 +0000 Upon writing this post, I was asked, “What does a typical day look like for you?” I must humbly reply that a typical day does [...]
Business side of dentistry: Financial considerations when going into practice ownership
Tue, 01 Jun 2021 14:08:40 +0000 Editor’s note: This is the sixth article in a series exploring the business aspects of the dental profession, from starting a practice and marketing to [...]
Every night has its dawn: What I’m most excited for when normal returns
Mon, 24 May 2021 13:00:11 +0000 Unprecedented. Pandemic. The year that shall not be named. To say this past year has been “wild” is about as understated as statements can come. [...]