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What to expect when you’re expecting during the COVID-19 pandemic

Because my office was closed for almost three months due to COVID-19, I will only be taking four weeks off from work after the baby was delivered by planned C-section.

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A reflection during a pandemic

Nothing during my dental school education, pediatric dentistry residency, or private practice experience could have prepared me for the pandemic and its ongoing effects. However, I have had a unique opportunity to reflect on the situation and to try to find a silver lining through it all.

Free webinar offers look at Bento as a dental plan alternative

Experience Bento PPO: A Better Dental Plan Alternative, scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. CDT, will explore how its software platform has revolutionized dental benefits administration and the benefits of joining Bento’s provider network.

Getting to Know You: Dr. Stephanie Sandretti

What has been the best time of your career so far?
I bought my first practice on Nov. 1, 2019. The few months has not only been the most stressful time of my career, but it has also been the most rewarding. To watch my team and practice grow and evolve into something I can be proud of is what keeps me going every day.

VCU School of Dentistry appoints Dr. Carlos Smith in new diversity leadership role

In this inaugural position, Dr. Smith will serve as a key member of a team with oversight for all diversity, equity and inclusion activities that supports students, faculty and staff in the dental school and VCU Dental Care.

Maintaining mental health, wellness during COVID-19 pandemic

Dentistry is a high-stress career, and the added challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic underscore the need for dentists to maintain their mental health and well-being, said Dr. Jeffrey Berkley, chair of the Council on Dental Practice’s Health, Wellness & Aging subcommittee.

When taking the kids to the dentist (your colleagues)

Here are a few tips Dr. Greene, a member of the ADA New Dentist Committee, offers other new dentists with toddlers and those planning on starting a family when the time comes to visit the “work friends.”

University of Kentucky names new dental school dean

The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry announced July 8 it named Dr. Jeffrey Okeson as its dean, pending approval by the university’s board of trustees.

New Dentist News takes gold at TRENDY Awards

The ADA New Dentist News received the top award in the Monthly Newsletter or Communication category in this year’s TRENDY Awards, which recognizes association and nonprofit marketing and communications.


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.