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Life after COVID-19 

With more debt and typically lower incomes, new dentists have unique challenges and outlooks during the crisis. The New Dentist News asked six dentists around the country to share their thoughts and answer two questions:
• What are you looking most forward to after the COVID-19 crisis is over?
• What changes in dentistry do you see occurring as a result of the pandemic?

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‘What makes humans happy’: Free webinar kicks off ADA Accelerator Series

New dentists seeking to increase their own happiness, especially in this age of practicing during a pandemic, can consider building more productive habits and reviewing strategies in controlling their own happiness.

Crest + Oral-B provide $250,000 grant to support ADA new dentists and their teams

While COVID-19 has greatly affected dentists in all career stages, new dentists are unique since they are at the beginning of their careers and many carry large student debt. As practice owners, they often lack the resources that more established dentists may have been able to accumulate over the years; and as associates or employee dentists, they may not be receiving income or able to directly influence compensation for their teams.

Different approach, better results: How ADAPT matched two Maine dentists

Kristen was searching for a practice where she could put down roots and build a career. Joe wanted to sell his practice to someone who could take care of his patients just like he always had. Find out how ADAPT brought together two dentists in small-town Maine.

Protecting dental staff, patients from COVID-19

What my office has done to make sure our team and patients are safe is first and foremost making sure we communicate with our team and patients as to what is going on with the practice every step of the way.

Big decisions demand family input: Your guide to starting the conversation

Spending more time with your family lately? Check out our guide to the important work-life balance conversations that can help you get in sync with your partner’s goals – so you can navigate the next chapter together.

‘How sweet will that be?’

The excitement started building early this year for the graduation of Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College's inaugural class, which in 2016 became the first dental school in New York to open in 50 years.

Then came the COVID-19 pandemic.

Getting to Know You: Dr. Lauren Feldman

What was your first job? At age 14 I worked on my neighbor’s farm in greenhouses and sitting behind a tractor planting flowers. I learned discipline and how to report to a boss, and learned that a shower never feels better after being covered in mud!

Making a difference in Iowa, beyond

Dr. Sara Stuefen, New Dentist Committee member and ADA Success speaker, talks about working in a small town, giving back to her alma mater and the importance of organized dentistry.


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.