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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

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 [...]
Tips for prescribing antibiotics for dental pain, swelling
Wed, 27 Nov 2019 14:30:48 +0000 While antibiotics can be a vital tool in a dentist’s practice, continuing to prescribe them wisely can help to ensure they remain effective. The ADA [...]
New dentist committed to international humanitarianism
Mon, 25 Nov 2019 15:08:20 +0000 Kihei, Hawaii — Dr. Jesse Hollander has his own dental practice in Maui but still feels the need to escape paradise from time to time. [...]
Mindful meditation as a path to reduce stress
Thu, 21 Nov 2019 14:09:14 +0000 Stress and anxiety are daily facts of life for many people, and running or working in a dental practice can be particularly stressful. Mindfulness exercises [...]
Five timely social media updates for your practice
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:54:23 +0000 Social media is changing all the time. Although not every change is relevant for dental practices, there are some major updates that can have an [...]
ADAPT adds six states to practice matchmaking program
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:09:04 +0000 ADA Practice Transitions, an ADA Business Innovation Group service focused on helping dentists make the process of joining or leaving a practice both predictable and [...]
Design Innovation Awards: Toothbar seeks to redefine the dental office visit
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:30:26 +0000 Editor’s note: This features the winner in the “new build” category in the inaugural Design Innovation Awards, which recognize excellence in dental facilities that seamlessly [...]
Getting to know you: Dr. Christine Altrock
Mon, 11 Nov 2019 14:30:37 +0000 What kind of dentistry/specialty do you practice? I am a general dentist and own an office with my husband (also a dentist). Where do you [...]
Dentists asked to offer treatment on Veterans Day, beyond
Fri, 08 Nov 2019 14:30:31 +0000 Raleigh, N.C. — Dr. Anna Abernethy is still not sure how one of the patients she treated this year — a 52-year-old Army veteran — [...]