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Brought to you by the New Dentist Committee of the American Dental Association, New Dentist Now features resources for new dentists and dental students as well as news and insight on the dental profession and beyond.

Who is a new dentist?

A new dentist is a dentist who graduated from dental school fewer than 10 years ago. For example, in 2013, a new dentist is defined as a dentist who earned a D.D.S. or D.M.D. since 2004 .The majority (66%) of new dentists are members of the ADA, the #1 organization serving all dentists. Not a member? Join the ADA today. New graduates are eligible for the Reduced Dues Program.

What is the ADA New Dentist Committee?

The New Dentist Committee (NDC) serves as the voice of the new dentist within the ADA. Comprising 17 members representing each of the ADA’s regional districts, the NDC is a national committee of the ADA Board of Trustees. Committee members serve one four-year term and monitor and anticipate new dentist needs, advocate for the development of benefits, services and resources to facilitate professional and practice success, plan the annual ADA New Dentist Conference and support the New Dentist Committee Network across the United States, among other things.  Learn more about the NDC.

What is the American Dental Association?

The ADA is the professional association of dentists that fosters the success of a diverse membership and advances the oral health of the public. The ADA is the leading source of oral health related information for dentists and their patients. Learn more about the ADA’s mission and vision, and our commitment to the public’s oral health, ethics, science and professional advancement and access to care for all Americans.


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One Comment

  1. Yoshita Patel Hosking

    Hello! I wrote a piece on my blog about the changing landscape of dentistry. I’m not sure if you like to have guest pieces, but I think it’s pretty pertinent to our profession.


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