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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

ADA files complaint with FTC, FDA against SmileDirect Club
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 13:30:08 +0000 The Association announced July 11 it sent a complaint letter to the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, raising concerns over aspects of SmileDirect [...]
Looking for guidance on dental practice transition options? BIG IDEA conference set for Aug. 9
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 13:30:52 +0000 If dentists are looking for guidance on various dental practice transition options and strategies and taking the next step, the 2019 ADA BIG Idea Conference [...]
Rethinking how you start your day
Mon, 08 Jul 2019 13:56:03 +0000 A dental practice, like any business, is always in motion. And regardless of how well you plan your day there will be surprises and frustrations. [...]
HPI: Shifting practice configurations
Fri, 05 Jul 2019 13:30:56 +0000 Traditional solo practices are becoming less common as dentists gravitate toward group practices, a trend that is likely to continue. Fewer dentists were in solo [...]
New dentist wins investigator award for research on tooth bleaching effectiveness
Wed, 03 Jul 2019 13:30:58 +0000 A recent dental school graduate is the winner of the 2018 John W. Stanford New Investigator Award for her research into evaluating tooth bleaching efficacy. [...]
Free webinar: Claims submission in the eyes of a dental consultant
Mon, 01 Jul 2019 13:30:20 +0000 Ever wonder why a claim was denied or the dental plan consultant asked for more documentation? Dentists want to know why the benefit for the [...]
You First: Burnout focus of this year’s health, well-being conference
Fri, 28 Jun 2019 13:30:57 +0000 The ADA Practice Institute’s 2019 Dentist Health and Well-Being Program Conference will take place Aug. 16 at the ADA Headquarters in Chicago. This year’s conference, [...]
Banishing stress and burnout
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 16:38:21 +0000 The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality defines burnout as a long-term stress reaction marked by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a lack of sense of [...]
Dentists urge lawmakers to reauthorize Higher Education Act, share student debt stories
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 13:59:23 +0000 Washington — “Can you imagine starting out your career owing more than you might pay for a house?” Those were the words of Dr. Raymond [...]
Why I want you to go to the New Dentist Conference at ADA FDI 2019
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:30:33 +0000 If you’re like me – your life is crazy busy. I have an orthodontic practice, a husband (who’s also an orthodontist), and several hobbies I [...]