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Protecting dental practices against cyber attacks

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued an alert, warning businesses to be on the lookout for criminals who “are increasingly exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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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.

ADA Accelerator Series webinar looks at gender earnings gap in dentistry

Numerous studies have shown a gender earnings gap in dentistry that cannot be explained by hours worked, or specialty, or other factors. Now, with COVID-19 affecting the industry, are female dentists experiencing the same impact as their male counterparts?

Questioning our role in health care in response to COVID-19

What keeps coming up as the most important consideration of being an early career dental provider in a pandemic-present world is: how can we better serve our community?

Ask the Expert: What dental equipment should I invest in and when?

Dear Christine: I acquired a practice three years ago and have been putting off some much-needed upgrades to equipment and technology. I have my eye on a 3D cone beam imaging system for starters, plus a new sterilization area closer to my treatment rooms. Part of it is the cost: How do I justify $75,000 or more for these upgrades?

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.


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.