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COVID-19 economic impact on new dentists' practices 

Back in March 2020, the ADA Health Policy Institute (HPI) initiated a tracking poll of U.S. dentists to quanitfy the impact of COVID-19 on dental practices over time. Results of the latest wave of the poll, conducted the week of Feb. 15, reveal slightly better outcomes for new dentists when compared to more established dentists.

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ADA toolkit helps dentists discuss COVID-19 vaccine with patients

“How was this vaccine developed so quickly?” “Is the vaccine safe and effective?” “I’m pregnant (or planning to be). Is it safe to get vaccinated?”
When patients ask these questions, dentists can have the answers.

Charting a path to financial success in 2021: Supporting the unique needs of women in dentistry

To celebrate Women’s History Month this March and to support the unique needs of women in the dental profession, check out Women in Dentistry: A Panel Discussion on Career and Financial Planning.

Q&A: Dr. James E. Lee on administering COVID-19 vaccine in Massachusetts

When James E. Lee, D.M.D., found out through the Massachusetts Dental Society that the state decided Jan. 6 to allow dentists to administer the COVID-19 vaccine, one thought came to mind: the need to volunteer.

‘Where should I practice?’: New interactive map helps ADA members find ideal dental office location

The ADA recently released the Practice Location Map, an ADA member exclusive benefit that provides location-based demographic information.

Meharry dental student Aparecio Peggins on his path to dentistry

The New Dentist News spoke with Mr. Peggins to discuss his journey, what he has learned in his time in dental school, and how he plans to influence the next generation of Black dentists.

Q&A: Dr. LaJoi Wiggins on what it means to be a Black dentist

The New Dentist News spoke with Dr. Wiggins to learn more about her dental career, Black representation in the field, how she navigates adversity, and what it means to be a Black dentist.

Third time’s the charm: Dr. ArNell Wright shares her path to dentistry as a Black woman

Dr. Wright's journey into dentistry is one that she describes as not linear, but rather, "zig-zag.” Being the first in her family to go to college, she took it a step further by becoming a dentist.

‘Like entering hell itself’: Battling the Riverside Fire as a volunteer firefighter

With the many hardships we are facing as a state, nation and world I think this new year, we should remember those who give so much to help others. If there is one thing I could ask to my fellow dentists: Be in touch with your community.

E-book: Ideas on how to evaluate and implement new technology

This free e-book, sponsored by Rectangle Health, shows you exactly how Dr. Perry K. Tuneberg & Associates, of Rockford, Ill., evaluated, implemented and use new technology to improve its business operations.

5 smart features to improve the dental experience

This free white paper shows dentists how chairside milling can put them in full control of restorations. It also details new features in PrograMill One, from Ivoclar Vivadent, to efficiently mill esthetic IPS e.max CAD restorations for same-day dentistry.

Webinar: Orthodonist guides you through workflow to print clear aligner models

In this free webinar at 7 p.m. EST on Feb. 16, Dr. Tarek Abousheta, board certified orthodontist from Irvine, Calif., demonstrates his workflow using EasyRx software and a Formlabs 3B dental printer to prepare and 3D print clear aligner models.

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.


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.