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Resources for the New Dentist Member

Are you a recent graduate? Here's what the ADA can do for you!

  • New Dentist NowNew Dentist Blog, New Dentist Now!
    Get quick tips on managing your practice, goal-setting, decision-making, leadership and more! Want to be featured in the blog or contribute to a post? Contact us at
  • ADA Reduced Dues Program
    Dues are $0 at the national level in your first year after of dental school and, if you remain a member, reduced rates continue for the next four years! Most state and local societies also offer reduced dues for new graduates. If you are entering a graduate, residency or specialty training program, you can join as a Graduate Student Member at a greatly reduced rate, and then enjoy the $0 national dues after completing your program. Learn more about your membership options after graduation.
  • Career Options After Dental School
    The ADA can help you navigate your dental career options.
    Find more information on:
    • Finding an Associateship
    • Postdoctoral Education Options
    • Alternative Dental Careers
  • A New Dentist's Guide to ADA MembershipA New Dentist's Guide to ADA Membership (PDF)
    This booklet highlights the ADA benefits that serve the unique needs of recent dental school graduates. Your state and local dental societies are also excellent resources for new dentists! Working together, organized dentistry helps you as an individual while advancing the profession and the public's oral health as a whole.