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New Dentist Resources

Are you a "new dentist?" If you graduated from dental school less than ten years ago, the answer is yes! 

American Dental Association

The ADA New Dentist Committee provides the perspective of the new dentist to ADA leadership. We also offer resources and services to help build a solid foundation during your vital transition years, including:

Free and Discounted CE for Students and New Dentists
Student members can access free ADA CE Online. New dentist members can receive a 50% discount with an exclusive promo code. Contact the Member Service Center for your code at at 800.621.8099 (8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST M-F).

New Dentist Conference
For the first time, the New Dentist Conference will coincide with ADA 2015 – America’s Dental Meeting, November 5-8, 2015. Participate in both meetings this year and experience all ADA 2015 has to offer! Registration is now open. Visit for the details today!

Ethics Hotline
The ADA Ethics Hotline — 800.621.8099 — is a service available to members of the ADA.

It’s designed to assist new dentists and other members in managing ethical challenges that may arise in day to day practice. The Ethics Hotline is not a legal resource but rather a service for helping to resolve ethical dilemmas much like an ethics consultation service. Callers will be matched with a member of the Council on Ethics, Bylaws, and Judicial Affairs who will arrange a time to discuss the matter and offer resources that may assist in resolution.

ADA® Center for Professional Success™ (CPS)
The ADA Center for Professional Success is a members-only resource that provides tools to help you manage your financial responsibilities, practical advice, information about continuing education programs, tips on maintaining a healthy work-life balance, and more. Visit

New Dentist Now Blog
A blog where new dentists can keep up with their colleagues, stay fresh on issues in dentistry and find out about events. And don’t just read about it, post as well. You are invited to contribute. Visit

Connecting to other new dentists
The ADA New Dentist Committee — a standing committee of the ADA Board of Trustees — works to make sure that the voice of the new dentist is heard throughout organized dentistry. Many state and local dental societies also have new dentist committees and this is a great way to get involved. We can help you meet new dentists that share similar experiences! Contact the New Dentist Committee office at, or 800.621.8099 get connected to your representative or reach out to your state dental society.