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New Dentist Now blog seeks contributors to share experiences, insights

December 16, 2019

By Kimber Solana

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Share: New Dentist Now guest bloggers are encouraged to offer insights and learned lessons from their own professional experiences.
The ADA’s award-winning New Dentist Now blog is seeking contributors interested in writing about their experiences and insights on the unique challenges facing dentists who graduated from dental school fewer than 10 years ago.
   
From managing student debt, navigating employment contracts and acquiring a practice to avoiding burnout, seeking licensure mobility and choosing a career path, the goal of the New Dentist Now, newdentistblog.ada.org, is to be the go-to place for new dentists seeking to learn from fellow new dentists on what challenges they can expect after graduation and what they can do.

The New Dentist Now blog already includes several guest bloggers who have written about their journeys in starting a practice, maintaining a work-life balance, juggling motherhood with a full-time career and growing their reputation as a new dentist.

Contributors must be dentists who graduated from dental school fewer than 10 years ago. New dentists from various fields in dentistry — from associates and practice owners to general dentists and specialists and working in public health and the military — are welcome to contribute.
   
ADA staff can offer guidance on topics but contributors are encouraged to offer insights and learned lessons from their own professional experiences. ADA staff will also be a resource for editing and reviewing submissions.  
   
Created by the New Dentist Committee of the American Dental Association, the New Dentist Now launched in 2013 and was redesigned in 2015. This year, the blog won a bronze award in the digital media-blog category in the annual EXCEL Awards, which recognizes excellence and leadership in nonprofit association media, publishing, marketing and communications.
   
For examples of New Dentist Now guest blogger posts, visit newdentistblog.ada.org/category/guest-blogger.
   
For more information, contact Tera Lavick, New Dentist Committee director, at lavickt@ada.org.