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10 Under 10: Dr. Elizabeth Benz's dental journey to working with vulnerable populations

Dr. Elizabeth Benz always had an interest in medicine, but was encouraged to explore other career paths by medical professionals who were dissatisfied in their field.

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UConn dental school names Dr. Steven Lepowsky as dean

The University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine announced Nov. 23 it named Steven Lepowsky, D.D.S., as dean for a five-year term.

ADA seeks applicants for Stanford Award by Dec. 15

Applications are due Dec. 15 for the 2020 John W. Stanford New Investigator Award, which encourages dentists and dental students to conduct standards-based research and standards development.

10 Under 10: Dr. Scott Howell on impactful partnerships and how he discovered his niche

Law school was Dr. Scott Howell’s original career plan. But after working for his father, who was in the dental industry and launched a dental company in the late 90s in Michigan, he pivoted.

Getting to Know You: Dr. Ingrid Carvo

What was your first job? Growing up in Peru, my grandmother would set up a small restaurant during our yearly city fair. I worked as a waitress and cashier, and I would spend my allowance in raffles; unfortunately, I never won one!

ā€œIā€™m just looking for a haircut,ā€ or why culture matters

Don’t alienate long-term patients by making a major change to your practice’s culture. See why your unique culture resonates with patients – and how to bring in a new dentist who will fit right in.

Despite tough year, there is a lot to be thankful for

While it has certainly been a challenging year, I’m also doing my best to reflect on the elements of it that have made me most thankful, not only personally, but professionally as well.

Never enough time: Six ways to improve management, organization

If you’ve just started school or work and are managing a bunch of projects on the side, I hope you get some value out of this.

Loma Linda University receives $100,000 to support dental, medical students serving overseas

Loma Linda University announced Oct. 26 that it received a $100,000 donation that would provide loan repayment assistance to medical and dental students who commit to serving internationally.

E-book: The Ultimate Guide to Touchless Dental Communications

This comprehensive and free e-book, sponsored by Legwork, offers dentists communication tips to reassure patients about COVID-19 safety precautions, and this resource outlines how to digitize common dental office tasks for a safe, touchless experience.


Teledentistry: Post COVID-19 Use for Safe, Efficient, Evidence-Based Care

Due to COVID-19, one of the long-term changes in dental practice includes use of teledentistry to assess the need for care and follow-up on care delivered. This white paper from MouthWatch explores teledentistry today and in the future.


Webinar: How to 3D Print a Dental Model in Under 20 Minutes

In this free webinar, Formlabs unveils a new material designed to print accurate orthodontic models – fast. Orthodontists will learn more about the science behind this dental 3D printing material and a step-by-step workflow for printing a clear aligner model.

Restorative Bonding: Dental Experts Probe Four Key Areas to Improve Outcomes

This free, comprehensive e-book from BISCO showcases recommendations from expert dentists on bonding to dentin and enamel, bonding to glass ceramics, bonding to zirconia/alumina and metal, and bonding to composite CAD/CAM blocks.


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.


Take a look at archived articles from New Dentist News by date.



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.