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Health, safety and racism: Two Asian-American dentists share concerns over COVID-19 crisis

Even though a person’s ethnicity has nothing to do with contracting or transmitting this disease, physical violence against Asians is growing more and more common as COVID-19 rapidly spreads throughout the United States.

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10 Under 10 Awards: Recognizing the ‘unsung heroes’ of the profession

The ADA announced April 6 the recipients of its third annual 10 Under 10 Awards, which recognizes 10 new dentists who demonstrate excellence early in their careers.

New clinical dental licensure examination to launch in June

 “We continue to innovate in our efforts to serve the needs of those who use our examinations to inform their decisions,” Dr. Leone said in the letter. “This innovation and drive for excellence is more important than ever given these uncertain times, the challenges that face all of us, and the implications of [Joint Commission] examinations for stakeholders, communities of interest and the public.”

Teledentistry – a positive hope during this coronavirus upheaval?

Telemedicine, telepsychiatry…why not teledentistry? Yes, I know there are limitations – we don’t have the ability to perform root canals or extractions over the phone/virtual consult — however — we can offer preliminary diagnosis over the phone as abscesses often can be proven by mere visual sight.

CARES Act offers federal student loan relief to dentists

Dentists with federal student loans won’t need to make payments for six months as part of an effort by the federal government to provide relief to people devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Massachusetts dentists donate 175,000 PPE to help with COVID-19 crisis

The Massachusetts Dental Society announced March 30 that its members has donated more than 175,000 items of critical personal protective equipment, or PPE, to help front line health care workers caring for patients with COVID-19.

A first look at economic impact of COVID-19 in dental practices

The ADA Health Policy Institute launched an ongoing biweekly poll the week of March 23 that shows 76% of dentists surveyed had closed their offices to all but emergency patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Another 19% indicated their offices are closed completely.

Q&A: What have you been doing — at work or home — during the coronavirus crisis?

"With everything going on, I have only been able to see my wife for about 30 minutes every other day, and that is only after she disrobes in the garage and showers so as not to spread possible virus particles in our house. It's quite sad to be honest!”

In the face of novel times

Hard to believe just a few short weeks ago when I had asked another medical provider about this virus in China that was causing the Chinese government to build hospitals overnight to treat the sick, they scoffed at this virus with a childish answer that it was just like the flu and the biggest concern and threat were the racist people in America not going to certain ethnic restaurants.


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.