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The ADA supports and provides tips, tools, and resources to all new dentists who graduated from dental school less than 10 years ago.


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The perks of joining a study club
Wed, 08 Jul 2020 13:30:47 +0000 So you recently completed four (or three, I’m looking at you UoP Alumni) rigorous years of training. Countless exams. Late nights. Too much coffee. Not [...]
‘Dental Olympians’: Moving forward amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 13:30:41 +0000 “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – Plato As I watch the New Year’s Eve ball dropped, I embraced the [...]
Hitting the pause, reset buttons during COVID-19
Mon, 29 Jun 2020 14:13:15 +0000 When COVID-19 emerged as a global threat, we learned very quickly that now is not the time to sit back and wait for direction but [...]
The power of care calls during uncertain times
Tue, 23 Jun 2020 13:30:06 +0000 I remember the transition I went through after I purchased my dental practice. That was a time of uncertainty for patients of the practice because, [...]
My New Dentist Life: Starting a career during the COVID-19 pandemic
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 13:30:47 +0000 Editor’s note: This is the first article in a New Dentist Now blog series, My New Dentist Life, following a new dentist’s first year experience [...]
The only wrong answer
Mon, 15 Jun 2020 13:30:02 +0000 A police officer has never asked me to step out of my car. . . That is a truth for me that, in 31 years [...]
In response to civil unrest, ask yourself the hard questions
Thu, 11 Jun 2020 13:30:54 +0000 A couple days after the brutal killing of George Floyd, I was watching the world news with my mother and I said to her, “If [...]
Q&A: Discussing protests, supporting black community as dentists
Tue, 09 Jun 2020 13:38:53 +0000 The past few weeks have been challenging. Many dentists went back to work after a tough two month-break, dealing with PPP loans, concerned team members, [...]
Pride 50th anniversary: Five ways you can be a better ally dentist
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:30:23 +0000 At 1:20 a.m. on June 28, 1969, eight policemen arrived at the Stonewall Inn and announced “Police! We’re taking the place!” At the time, police [...]
Becoming fearless: My path to pediatric dentistry
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 13:30:56 +0000 When I first started on my path to becoming a dentist, I never thought I would be finishing my first year of pediatric dentistry residency [...]