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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.


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New Dentist Now Blog

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 [...]
Six pearls for the dental soul
Mon, 24 Aug 2020 12:30:42 +0000 It has been a year since I received my doctorate in dental surgery. I still remember graduation day and the unparallel feeling of walking across [...]
Burnout: Finding your why to avoid the burn
Mon, 17 Aug 2020 12:30:04 +0000 You’ve been practicing as an associate dentist for a couple of years, and you feel pretty confident in your skills. No longer is seeing patients [...]
Questioning our role in health care in response to COVID-19
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 13:30:34 +0000 It feels strange to say, but I feel very lucky right now. In the face of an unprecedented pandemic ripping apart the fabric of our [...]
For a successful practice, it starts with the art of communication
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 13:30:32 +0000 Location, location, location — words to live by in the world of real estate and business. Even with practices being the very epitome of small [...]
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, [...]