Category Archives: ADA New Dentist Committee

A question of ethics

Some issues that a new dentist might face may include: It is my first time doing a procedure that I want to incorporate into my practice: how can I do that ethically on my first cases? When should I refer? Are there ethical considerations if I don’t refer? At what point should I send the patient to a… Read More »

New dentist group leader applies GKAS Institute lessons to Hawaii events

Hawaii’s isolation from mainland resources and not having a dental school are two of the challenges that face anyone coordinating a Give Kids A Smile event here. In contemplating taking the lead in organizing the Hawaii Dental Association’s GKAS event, Dr. Scott Morita applied for and obtained a spot at the 2014 GKAS Community Leadership Development Institute, according… Read More »

New Dentist Conference Joins ADA 2015 – America’s Dental Meeting

The ADA is pleased to announce that for the first time, the New Dentist Conference will be held at the ADA annual meeting from November 5-10 in Washington, D.C. Features of the New Dentist Conference include: Shark Tank co-star Daymond John as keynote speaker. Exclusive, interactive educational offerings. High-level networking opportunities with leadership and peers. New Dentist reception… Read More »

Medicaid challenges and rewards: One new dentist’s experience

Dr. Chris Hasty, vice chair of ADA’s New Dentist Committee, weighs the challenges and “rewarding” experiences with accepting Medicaid in his practice and says, “As new dentists, we should want to see the Medicaid system fixed and functional.” We asked Dr. Hasty for his thoughts on accepting Medicaid patients. He offered a litany of “frustrations” with the system,… Read More »

With student loans, consider options in repayment strategy

Dr. Timothy Oh, of Ellsworth, Maine, graduated from dental school in 2008 with over $300,000 in student debt — a mixture of federal and private loans from various lenders, along with an education loan acquired prior to dental school. “I feel student loan debt is one of the most serious burdens facing today’s graduates,” said Dr. Oh, New… Read More »

ISDS hosts annual new dentist education, networking event

The Illinois State Dental Society hosted its annual “The Event: Envision, Entice, Engage” on March 12 in Springfield, Illinois. The Event is designed to bring together new dentist leaders from across Illinois for education and networking. New dentists also could meet with the ISDS Board of Trustees, which meets in conjunction with the Event. Here are some photos… Read More »