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10 Under 10: Dr. Mina Kim on volunteering, fulfillment and resilience

Dr. Mina C. Kim first found herself working in corporate law. It wasn’t until she found herself spending some time working in her father’s dental office that she saw the difference she could make in people’s lives.

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University of Illinois Chicago dental school unveils pediatric outpatient center

The University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry announced Oct. 13 the opening of the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation Pediatric Dentistry Outpatient Center, a new facility that will serve 1,000 children ages 3 to 17 annually who need oral health care under general anesthesia.

Q&A: Finding the ideal first job

The New Dentist News spoke with ADA Practice Transitions Advisor Betsy Krekling about what dental students and new dentists can do to ensure a successful search, and ways ADA Practice Transitions can help.

With patients, meet them where they are

My eagerness to hop out of bed and drive an hour to my dental practice in hopes of making someone’s day and making them feel better about their health, function, esthetics, self-esteem, and confidence is my motivation to continue to do what I do: be a dentist.

Implant coding the topic of November webinar

The ADA is presenting a free webinar in November on implant coding that features various real-life clinical scenarios and proper coding for patient records and claim submissions.

Dr. Katie Sowa Stuchlik named 2020 Texas New Dentist of the Year

The Texas Academy of General Dentistry named Dr. Katie Sowa Stuchlik as the 2020 Texas New Dentist of the Year, according to the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Video: Discussing racial inequality in dentistry

Dentists seeking to gain a greater understanding on racial inequalities in the profession can watch a recording of a virtual open forum organized by the ADA’s New Dentist Committee and Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Should dental professionals get vaccinated for COVID-19?

When a vaccine for COVID-19 becomes available, the choice to be vaccinated for the SARS-CoV-2 virus remains a personal decision.

Nominations sought for ADA 10 Under 10 Awards

The American Dental Association is seeking nominations through Dec. 31 to recognize 10 new dentists who are demonstrating excellence in their work and inspiring others.


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.