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Ask the Expert: Is it possible to get a business loan — even during a pandemic?

I’ve heard from other dentist friends that business loans have become more difficult to obtain due to the pandemic. I’m wondering if you have any tips on how to help my chances of securing financing.

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Dentists, dental students encouraged to apply for National Health Service Corps opportunities

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Bureau of Health Workforce has opened its loan repayment and scholarship application cycles for health professionals and students.

2021 tax deductions dentists may be overlooking

Recent reports show taxpayers overpay by nearly a billion dollars each year because they take advantage of all the credits, deductions and income adjustments they’re entitled to. Here are the 12 most common deductions tax filers often overlook.

Business side of dentistry: The basics in practice evaluation and assembling your team

As a new dentist making one of the biggest decision of your professional life, it is important to understand the basics.

ADA webinar tackles PPO processing policies

Two members of the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs will host a free April webinar centered on one of the most important business decisions a dentist can make: Whether or not to sign a preferred provider organization agreement.

New program aims to support dentists’ mental wellness

The ADA is focusing on developing new resources and tools aimed at reducing stigma, raising awareness and providing readily available materials to support mental health and wellness among members.

To DSO or not to DSO, that is the question

DSOs are one of the most polarizing issues in the current dental economy. People seem to believe they are either “destroying dentistry as we know it” or “the best possible way to practice dentistry,” with very little room in between.

ADA Success provides eye-opening view of life after dental school

The COVID-19 pandemic has only heightened the need for students to hear from dentists on what new challenges they’re facing and what resources are available to that can help.


Women dentists ‘can do everything’

March is Women’s History Month, which celebrates the contributions of women and recognize the achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.

E-book: 10 reasons online booking is so popular

This free e-book from Legwork serves up data and practical advice on the advantages of online appointment booking for your patients and staff. Not only is it convenient for patients, it helps streamline your staff's workflow.


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.