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. 

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From managing student debt, navigating employment contracts and acquiring a practice to avoiding burnout, seeking licensure mobility and choosing a career path, the goal of the New Dentist Now is to be the go-to place for new dentists seeking to learn from new dentists on what challenges they can expect after graduation and what they can do.

Contributors must be American Dental Association member dentists who graduated from dental school fewer than 10 years ago. New dentists from various fields in dentistry — from associates and practice owners to general dentists and specialists and working in public health and the military — are welcome to contribute. For more information, contact newdentist@ada.org.

Who is a new dentist?

A new dentist is a dentist who graduated from dental school fewer than 10 years ago. For example, in 2015, a new dentist is defined as a dentist who earned a D.D.S. or D.M.D. in 2006 or later .The majority 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 serves as the voice of the new dentist. As a committee of the ADA Board of Trustees, their primary purpose is to advise the Board on matters relating to new dentists. The Committee reviews and advises the Board on member benefits and the member experience from a new dentist perspective as well as on policy affecting new dentists. They promote the role of new dentists and foster leadership development in national, state and local societies; provide a new dentist perspective to councils through a liaison relationship or as designated consultants; work with the Council on ADA Sessions on the successful implementation of a new dentist program at the ADA Annual Meeting; advise on and assist in implementation of the ADA dental school strategy and address other matters as assigned by the Board of Trustees.

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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