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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.

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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.

An open letter to the class of 2020 from a dental school faculty member

Dental students,
By now I’m willing to bet that each and every one of you have been affected to some extent by the current events associated with COVID-19.

Despite uncertainties over COVID-19, let’s be the voice of reason

After handing out 21 temporary lay-off letters, retaining a skeleton crew of seven, managing weeks of patient rescheduling and sitting down with four partners about how to continue to pay rent, business expense, payroll and taxes, I am exhausted and really, really scared.

ADA answers FAQs on dental student loans affected by COVID-19

The Association on March 19 provided answers to two frequently asked questions regarding student loans: Can I stop making payments on my student loans until I’m working again? And should I refinance my student loans while interest rates are lower?

ADA develops guidance on dental emergency, nonemergency care

The ADA provided its members and their patients detailed guidance on March 18 on what to consider dental emergencies and nonemergencies dental care as part of an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, and alleviate the burden on hospital and emergency departments.


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.