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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

Building Loyalty: Simple techniques to impress and retain patients
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:30:07 +0000 Believe it or not, patients don’t ask for much. Excellent service is such a rarity these days that the slightest uptick in attention will impress [...]
Five digital dental marketing tactics
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:30:49 +0000 Once you’ve got your website in place, it’s time to put it to good use. Here are some tips from PBHS, the only marketing services [...]
Success strategies for new dentists
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 12:30:04 +0000 If you tell kids today that there was a time when the Internet didn’t exist, they’d be amazed. In fact, they’d wonder how you made [...]
Hidden pitfalls of practice acquisitions
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 12:30:05 +0000 The purchase of an established practice offers some assurance of steady patient traffic and earnings production. Once dentists have identified such an opportunity, an acquisition [...]
HPI: Dentists’ Busyness
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 12:30:03 +0000 In recent years, new dentists were more likely than established dentists to say that they were too busy or overworked. In 2017, among new dentists [...]
Getting to Know You: Dr. Wade Banner
Mon, 07 Oct 2019 13:30:01 +0000 What kind of dentistry/specialty do you practice? 100% house-call dentistry. I treat patients in their homes or care facilities throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. [...]
Staying connected and helping level the playing field
Thu, 03 Oct 2019 20:14:09 +0000 Camaraderie and affinity can mean the difference between success and failure for some professionals, especially in careers in which representation of some groups has been [...]
New dentist nominees sought for ADA 10 Under 10 Awards
Tue, 01 Oct 2019 21:05:08 +0000 The American Dental Association is seeking nominations through Dec. 31 to recognize 10 new dentists who are demonstrating excellence in their work and inspiring others. [...]
10 Under 10: Dr. Courtney Burrill, from the Air Force to mentoring Alaska’s future dentists
Mon, 30 Sep 2019 15:39:12 +0000 Serving in the Air Force has been good for Dr. Courtney Burrill. Her service paid for dental school. She’s done dentistry on humanitarian trips, at [...]
10 Under 10: Dr. Jason Tanguay, from mountain guide to helping dentists navigate Medicaid
Mon, 23 Sep 2019 14:17:30 +0000 Dr. Jason Tanguay climbed a winding path to dentistry — quite literally. He used to be a mountain guide. “My brother, we were both mountain [...]