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Cover of Dentists are Monsters book


Children’s book explains why dentists are not ‘monsters’

As a dental student, Dr. David Markiewicz said, he noticed that when he told people he was studying to become a dentist, people would often share their genuine fear and anxiety of going in for a dental visit. To them, he said, dentists were people to be scared of — almost like monsters.

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Design Innovation Awards: New dentist gets runner-up in remodel category

Dr. Ryan C. Dulde, of Eagle, Wisconsin, says his dental office was routinely mistaken for a residential home. He completed his renovation over six months, with a one-month break between two phases. Today, the office now feels and functions like a brand new practice.

Top 5 predictors of a successful practice transition

This year, ADA Practice Transitions (ADAPT) went live – and I have had the privilege of working with dentists in the midst of career transitions of all types. As we look ahead to 2020, I wanted to share five of my thoughts on the biggest predictors of a successful transition.

Free webinar: ACH-ing for EFT

Have you ever had a dental plan payment check lost in the mail? Would you like to know how to receive safe and secure payment? Why not consider receiving electronic funds transfer (EFT) payments?

At Rhode Island Hospital, improving dental treatment in emergency departments

Emergency departments in most hospitals across the country, generally, are unable to provide appropriate dental care to patients.

Missouri Dental Association names 2013 graduate ‘Dentist of the Year’

“Since I was a recent graduate, I could see how a teledentistry dental exam was not very different from the treatment planning courses, competencies and [objective structured clinical examinations] from dental school,” Dr. Nathan Suter said. “From there, I jumped head first into research and advocacy.”

New dentist shares story on building a career that balances business with dentistry

After dental school at the Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Hall completed a general practice residency. Between his residency and a business minor in college, he felt ready to launch his career and hoped to eventually buy a practice.

New Dentist Now blog seeks contributors to share experiences, insights

The ADA’s award-winning New Dentist Now blog is seeking contributors interested in writing about their experiences and insights on the unique challenges facing dentists who graduated from dental school fewer than 10 years ago.

How new dentists can improve their financing applications

First-time dental practice owners often have great ideas and a willingness to work hard. These are wonderful attributes because opening a dental practice and maintaining it is a big undertaking.


Featuring personal stories and insight on the dental profession for new dentists and dental students.


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.