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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.

New Dentist Now Blog

When thinking of what to be thankful for, dig a little deeper
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 13:48:04 +0000 There are times when expressing gratitude flows out of me like a waterfall, and other times when I feel squeezed out of the ability to [...]
I am thankful for my ‘summer break’
Fri, 20 Nov 2020 14:00:48 +0000 From sports and research jobs during my undergraduate studies, externships during dental school and residency, and the joys of being a solo private practice owner, [...]
Despite tough year, there is a lot to be thankful for
Wed, 18 Nov 2020 16:15:27 +0000 I don’t think I’m alone in wondering where this year has gone? It seems like we were all ringing in 2020 with a toast and [...]
Never enough time: Six ways to improve management, organization
Mon, 09 Nov 2020 14:30:06 +0000 The month of September brought together a few of my passions to a head. We celebrated the first birthday of the New Dentist Business Study [...]
From Google University to Facebook Dental School: Are we too dependent on instant internet knowledge?
Mon, 02 Nov 2020 14:06:58 +0000 When I was preparing to start my practice in 2008, Facebook was just in its toddler stage. I started with a basic profile and I shared [...]
My New Dentist Life: Knowing enough to know what I don’t know
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 13:00:25 +0000 Editor’s note: This is the fourth article in a New Dentist Now blog series, My New Dentist Life, following a new dentist’s first year experience [...]
With patients, meet them where they are
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 12:36:10 +0000 As the saying from my previous article goes: ““I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people [...]
Here’s to the innovators
Mon, 12 Oct 2020 13:30:17 +0000 “The nail that sticks out gets hammered down.” This proverb comes from the Japanese culture, one that is often believed to value conformity over deviance. Blending in [...]
Careers aren’t upward straight lines, they’re waves
Tue, 06 Oct 2020 12:42:05 +0000 Last night, I watched from across Elliot Bay as a sea of colors illuminated the sky. One second past midnight brought a burst of reds [...]
Corgis and COVID-19: How our furry family members have helped us through 2020
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 13:30:18 +0000 The last six months have been, to put it lightly, a blender of panic, stress, confusion, worry, and many sleepless nights. From managing patients, coordinating [...]