Category Archives: ADA New Dentist Committee

New Dentist Conference registration opens today

We’re heading south this year and hope to see you in Atlanta October 19-21. We have an exciting lineup planned for you with three popular keynotes, one for each day! Mel Robbins will kick-off the conference. She’s best known for delivering one of the most popular TEDxTalk’s in the world: “How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over.” Jay Parkinson,… Read More »

Loan consolidation plans for new dentists

Dr. Ryan Ritchie remembers what it’s like to be on the cusp of graduating dental school and faced with the question of consolidating loans. Back in 2007, before securing his first job as an associate, managing his finances, including his $217,000 student loan debt, was not top of mind for him and some of his peers, he said.… Read More »

Video: 2016 Outstanding New Dentist Committee award

Dr. Scott Morita, Hawaii Young Dentist Group chair, shares the importance of giving back and engaging new dentists in the profession. The Hawaii Young Dentist Group was the winner of the 2016 Outstanding New Dentist Committee award.

The Real New Dentists of Dallas

New dentists from Dallas and its surrounding cities shared their experiences and perspectives with a room full of eager dental students at the 2016 ASDA Annual Session, on March 3. Tera Lavick, director, New Dentist Committee at the ADA, moderated the session. The session began with introductions and warm-up questions that asked the panelists to reflect on what… Read More »

Q&A: Dr. Justin Norbo on the importance of advocacy

Editor’s note: This is the first article in a New Dentist Now series focused on informing new dentists on the importance of advocacy and on policies and proposed legislation affecting them. Dr. Justin Norbo is a general dentist in Purcellville, Virginia. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in 2010. He is a third-year member of… Read More »

ADA launches one-stop new dentist Web portal

The ADA launched this month a new Web portal,, designed to provide a one-stop shop for new dentists seeking information, ranging from finding a job and managing finances to better understanding employment agreements and compensation. The portal provides new dentists easy access to a variety of new dentist-specific ADA resources and benefits, including the ADA job board,… Read More »