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Becoming a Dentist: UMSOD trio graduates

For the Class of 2021, getting to the finish line has been rife with challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. But that’s just made the joy of becoming a dentist all the sweeter for Dan, Ben and LaShonda from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

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Mental health, dentistry and you: Free webinar to provide wellness techniques, strategies

Dentists seeking to learn more about mental health and wellness techniques and strategies are invited to attend a free webinar hosted by NAMI Chicago, an affiliate of the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization.

Pride Month: Open forum to explore dentists’ role as LGBTQ+ allies

In honor of Pride Month, dentists seeking to learn how to be a stronger LGBTQ+ ally in their practice are invited to a virtual open forum organized by the ADA’s New Dentist Committee and Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Touro College of Dental Medicine hosts first live hooding, awards ceremony

Touro College of Dental Medicine celebrated its second class of graduates with its first live hooding and awards ceremony — a year after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the school to opt for an all-virtual commencement to honor its inaugural graduating class.

Ask the Expert: How do I capitalize on my banking relationship?

As a new practice owner, I am reviewing vendors at my practice and making sure the practice is getting value from each relationship. Ideally, I want to work with suppliers who are both dependable and who advocate for my practice. I have never really considered what my current bank brings to the table. How do I evaluate my banker?

Free webinar to discuss important decision points before signing a PPO contract

The ADA will stream a free live webinar June 29 that will discuss the most common clauses found in preferred provider organization contracts and the potential implications for dental practices.

Tips, tactics for maintaining your mental well-being

As Mental Health Awareness Month nears its end this year, it’s important to remember that maintaining and improving your mental health should be done every day.

Every night has its dawn: What I’m most excited for when normal returns

It’s been a roller coaster; one I wouldn’t dare ride at Six Flags. But now that I’ve gotten two sticks in the arm, the thought of us returning to reality is finally starting to settle in, and it feels quite nice. Maybe the ride is almost over. We can only hold on tight and hope.

JADA Foundational Science to highlight how basic research applies to oral, craniofacial health

The American Dental Association's new journal, JADA Foundational Science, is open for submissions, providing a forum for researchers in basic and applied sciences to make their work visible to experts in clinical dentistry and medicine.

Demystifying cementation: Master the vital principles every dentist should know

In this comprehensive, free white paper from 3M, Prof. Jan Frederick Güth, D.M.D., Ph.D, guides dentists through restoration pretreatment, bonding mechanism, tooth condition, cementation workflows, technique and product selection.

Reaching new practice heights with the cloud

Cloud-based practice management solutions that enable dentists to run a practice from anywhere are essential for success, according to this sponsored white paper from Fuse. Access, adaptability and data protection are three key benefits.

E-book: Ideas on how to evaluate and implement new technology

This free e-book, sponsored by Rectangle Health, shows you exactly how Dr. Perry K. Tuneberg & Associates, of Rockford, Ill., evaluated, implemented and use new technology to improve its business operations.

5 smart features to improve the dental experience

This free white paper shows dentists how chairside milling can put them in full control of restorations. It also details new features in PrograMill One, from Ivoclar Vivadent, to efficiently mill esthetic IPS e.max CAD restorations for same-day dentistry.


Featuring personal stories and insight on the dental profession for new dentists and dental students.


From managing debt to practice management, the ADA offers support for dentists who graduated from dental school less than 10 years ago.


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The ADA New Dentist News is a member resource for new dentists and dental students offering in-depth stories, news and insight about new dentists and their experiences across the practice paradigms in dentistry. The publication is a quarterly print supplement to the ADA News, while its website offers the latest news affecting new dentists today. The New Dentist News was created by the ADA New Dentist Committee, which advises the ADA Board of Trustees on the needs, interest and concerns of dentists who graduated from dental school less than 10 years ago.