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The butt of the joke

My wish is that we, as accomplished dentists, can talk to more pre-dental, dental students and new dentists about this. Tell them: Do not let your confidence get wrapped up in how you perform as a student.

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Reflective of the population

The path to medical school began in high school for Memphis native Jasmine Jefferson when she met a dentist who would become her mentor, her cheerleader and, soon, her colleague in health care.

ADA webinar features introduction to dental insurance

The ADA is offering a free educational webinar in February to assist new and existing dental office managers, staff and dentists who are looking for guidance and insights as they try to navigate the dental insurance maze.

Prioritizing passion projects to battle burnout

For Dr. Erinne Kennedy, part of avoiding burnout has been learning to say no.

Happiness and Habits: Evidence-based ways to being happier

As dentists, our practices are driven by evidence-based science. What if there is an evidence-based way to be happier?

Decoding Dental Benefits: Coding for implants webinar available on demand

There is a common misperception that all the CDT codes one needs to document services delivered are always in one category of service.

‘The Yoda of Dentistry’: New, seasoned practitioners work together to support new dentists

Dr. Hall convenes this weekly call with Dr. Walbridge, Dr. Leary along with pertinent staff to discuss the current issues that new dentists face. It’s not surprising that COVID-19 once again rises to the topic. This week, the trio discuss the needs of new graduates during the pandemic.

Free webinar: Student loan repayment during uncertain times

Dentists seeking to learn more about setting up their student loans for success in 2021 can register for a free webinar sponsored by Laurel Road, the student loan refinancing provider endorsed by ADA Member Advantage.

New dentists share advice, lessons learned from 2020

During the the ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference in October 2020, new dentists were asked to share some of the challenges they have overcome during the last year and offer advice for some of their new dentist colleagues. More than 45 responded to a survey from the New Dentist Committee.

E-book: The Ultimate Guide to Touchless Dental Communications

This comprehensive and free e-book, sponsored by Legwork, offers dentists communication tips to reassure patients about COVID-19 safety precautions, and this resource outlines how to digitize common dental office tasks for a safe, touchless experience.


Teledentistry: Post COVID-19 Use for Safe, Efficient, Evidence-Based Care

Due to COVID-19, one of the long-term changes in dental practice includes use of teledentistry to assess the need for care and follow-up on care delivered. This white paper from MouthWatch explores teledentistry today and in the future.


Webinar: How to 3D Print a Dental Model in Under 20 Minutes

In this free webinar, Formlabs unveils a new material designed to print accurate orthodontic models – fast. Orthodontists will learn more about the science behind this dental 3D printing material and a step-by-step workflow for printing a clear aligner model.

Restorative Bonding: Dental Experts Probe Four Key Areas to Improve Outcomes

This free, comprehensive e-book from BISCO showcases recommendations from expert dentists on bonding to dentin and enamel, bonding to glass ceramics, bonding to zirconia/alumina and metal, and bonding to composite CAD/CAM blocks.


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.