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South Florida District Dental Association makes new dentists feel at home

There’s no magic formula for attracting new dentists to organized dentistry, but if there were, you might say the South Florida District Dental Association has created a blueprint for success.

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Earning respect as a new dentist

For many new or young dentists, earning and gaining respect from their dental team and patients can be a persistent thought in their minds.

Finding a job during a global pandemic

In March 2020, as the U.S. was in the early throes of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kai Huang, D.M.D., began the difficult task of looking for a job amid the uncertainties of a global health emergency. Five months later, he found one.

National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program application due May 27

The program awards up to $50,000 in exchange for a two-year commitment to provide health care, including dental care, at approved sites in high-need, underserved areas. Recipients are also eligible to extend their service and potentially pay off all of their educational debt with continuation contracts.

New dentists' biggest professional challenges during COVID-19

The New Dentist News asked new dentists about their biggest professional challenges during COVID-19.

ADA encouraging dentists to take well-being survey

Dentists are invited to share how the past year of the pandemic has affected their physical and mental health by taking the 2021 Dentist Health and Well-Being Survey, conducted by the ADA Council on Dental Practice.

Let’s talk transitions: From clinical work to academia

New dentists have had it rough this past year, am I right? Not to negate the struggles of ALL dentists, but those of us who are under five years in practice probably never envisioned a global pandemic drastically affecting our career goals.

Improving PPE comfort while protecting patients, dental team

Amir Kazim, D.D.S., joked that having the appropriate personal protective equipment allowed him to save money on his astronaut costume this past Halloween. Then the Californian turned serious.

HPI publishes findings into racial disparities in oral health

The racial mix of the dentist workforce does not reflect the U.S. population with Black and Hispanic dentists significantly underrepresented in the profession, according to the Health Policy Institute.

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.


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.