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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

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 [...]
The turning point in dental licensure modernization is upon us
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 14:13:17 +0000 Whenever and wherever dentists gather, there are few conversational topics which generate more professional unity than the archaic licensure process and fragmented portability landscape which [...]
‘Friending’ patients: What are the potential ethical considerations?
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 14:23:22 +0000 Q: As caring, compassionate, and friendly practitioners, we naturally care and are curious about our patients and their lives. We certainly garner information on many [...]
Getting to Know You: Dr. Janine Musheno
Mon, 10 Jun 2019 14:33:15 +0000 What kind of dentistry/specialty do you practice? I work at a federally qualified health center as a dental director. Most of my time is spent [...]
ADA Practice Transitions: A confidential process. A match with confidence.
Thu, 06 Jun 2019 13:50:42 +0000 ADA Practice Transitions, a pilot program being offered to dentists practicing or looking to practice in Maine and Wisconsin, has a confidential solution for your [...]
Proud of your practice? Entries for inaugural ADA Design Innovation Awards due July 15
Tue, 04 Jun 2019 13:30:07 +0000 In search of dental facilities that seamlessly combine esthetic appeal, function and design, ADA Member Advantage, ADA Council on Dental Practice and BMO Harris Bank [...]
The dentist visits you: Interview with Dr. Shailee Gupta
Mon, 03 Jun 2019 13:51:47 +0000 Some of the top reasons people say they are unable to get to the dentist are “difficulties scheduling times while working” and “lack of transportation [...]
Webinar: ‘Managing Professional Risks’ will highlight legal updates
Mon, 03 Jun 2019 13:30:53 +0000 Three ADA councils are coming together to present a June 18 webinar that provides guidance on dealing with many of the professional risks that exist [...]
Treating patients with special needs is fulfilling
Thu, 30 May 2019 13:53:02 +0000 New York — Dr. Chelsea Fosse knew she wanted to work with patients with special needs even before she enrolled in dental school. After she [...]