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‘Our responsibility’: Special Smiles clinical director helps people with disabilities access dental care

Oral health care is the No. 1 unmet health care need of patients with special health care needs

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10 Under 10: Unmet oral surgery need ignites Dr. Caroline Zeller’s passion for change

Kindness and generosity can be taught and even become generational.

Free webinar: Scientific solutions can tackle the opioid public health crisis

The deputy director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse will present a free ADA webinar on Nov. 10 on scientific solutions to curb the opioid epidemic.

5 ways to get involved in, advocate for public health in local area

New dentists are ideal advocates for public health, offering advice at the local level on issues such as water fluoridation and caries prevention.


Photos: ADA celebrates new dentists at SmileCon

New dentists caught up with new and old friends at SmileCon in Las Vegas.

10 Under 10: For Dr. Amber Ather, the path to dental career spans two continents

As a teen, Dr. Ather excelled in math, biology, chemistry and physics. But, they were not all created equally for him.

Dr. Jessica Meeske wins inaugural Smile Tank at SmileCon

Jessica Meeske, D.D.S., has been inspiring young children to pursue dentistry for years. In her 23 years of practicing dentistry, she has steered 31 kids to graduate from dental school.

‘Its OK not to be OK’: Hope for the Day offers mental health resources at SmileCon

Imagine your mind was a bottle of soda. Experiences from all aspects of life shake the bottle and build pressure. That pressure is looking for somewhere to go. And if not released, it can continue to grow and affect one's daily life.

ADA News launches Instagram account; Follow, share for a chance to win $100 gift card

The ADA News on Thursday launched an Instagram account to help dental professionals stay up to date on dental news and information through the popular photo sharing app — just in time for SmileCon.

How dentists can positively influence the patient journey

For dental practices, leading the patient journey means influencing every action that a consumer takes when researching, locating, engaging with, booking and experiencing your health care services. This free e-book offers practical ideas.


Fluoride: Access, emerging educational challenges

This comprehensive e-book was created to help dentists and dental professionals understand challenges and opportunities related to access to fluoride and to aid in facilitating a comprehensive dental homecare regimen to improve oral health.


Take this survey, and enter to win a $500 gift card

This sponsored survey from a leading dental laboratory was created to help better understand and improve services to the dental industry. If you are the practice decision maker, complete the survey and enter for a chance to win one of two $500 gift cards.

Equipment can make or break the patient experience

Outfitting your dental practice with the right equipment is an important decision for your practice and patients. In this comprehensive, free e-book, A-dec breaks down some of the most important considerations, including performance and efficiency, and value and pricing.


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.