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New Graduates

graduation class of 2019

ADD THE "I'm a dentist"

The ADA's 163,000 member dentists - your colleagues - are working to drive dentistry forward. As a new dentist, you’re starting the next step in your career journey and we have resources, tips and tools specifically for recent grads like you. Getting ready to succeed in the world of dentistry starts with a few early pieces of advice.

Welcome to the profession and the start of your career journey​!

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New Dentist Now Blog

2020: New dentist financial goals for the new year
Mon, 13 Jan 2020 14:30:22 +0000 There’s no better time to start taking control of your financial life than the beginning of a new year. It’s a clean slate. All those [...]
Why hiking the Grand Canyon is like our journey through continuing education
Mon, 06 Jan 2020 15:48:30 +0000 A few years ago, I had some time to kill between courses at one of my favorite places, Spear Education in Scottsdale, Arizona.  While talking [...]
New Dentist News unveils dedicated webpage
Fri, 20 Dec 2019 14:30:36 +0000 The ADA New Dentist News unveiled Dec. 19 its new webpage, giving the decades-old print publication a larger online presence. The new website seeks to [...]
Turning tough talks into wins
Wed, 18 Dec 2019 14:56:48 +0000 We’ve all faced them. The conversations we wish we didn’t have to have. Whether with loved ones, team members or superiors, they are all a [...]
Nominate an outstanding new dentist for the 10 Under 10 Award
Mon, 16 Dec 2019 15:06:30 +0000 This award recognizes 10 amazing dentists who graduated from dental school less than 10 years ago. Know a new dentist who inspires others in science, [...]
LGBTQ equality is on the rise; it’s time for dentistry to catch up
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 15:31:53 +0000 The week before starting dental school, I brought my partner along with my family, to my white coat ceremony. At the end of the event, [...]
Hermey the Elf, ADA bring holiday spirit to patient care resources
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 15:45:04 +0000 Hermey the Elf, who was named a D.D.G.—Dental Do Gooder—by the ADA in 2014, is back this holiday season to make improving oral health more [...]
New free benefit: Fluoridation resource
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 14:59:00 +0000 The ADA-published reference “Fluoridation Facts” is now available digitally at no cost for member dentists. The release stems from a 2019 House of Delegates action [...]
Learning doesn’t stop after graduation
Wed, 04 Dec 2019 14:05:35 +0000 When I was starting my career five years ago, I wish I would have taken more advantage of the helpful resources available at my fingertips, [...]
How new dentists can improve their financing applications
Mon, 02 Dec 2019 14:49:34 +0000 First-time dental practice owners often have great ideas and a willingness to work hard. These are wonderful attributes because opening a dental practice and maintaining [...]