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New Graduates 2018

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Graduation is around the corner! This transition will be one of the most memorable in your lives, I know it was for me. Lean on the ADA's 161,000 member dentists - your colleagues -  we know the challenges 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.

- Update your ADA Find-a-Dentist profile so potential new patients can find you wherever you land
- Digitize your records for credentialing
- Learn about your student loan refinancing options to get a step up on paying off your debt
- Convert your ADA Member Insurance Plan from your student plan

Enjoy the final days of your dental school career an​d welcome to the profession​.

Nipa Thakkar, DMD
Temple University
Class of 2012


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