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Photo gallery: 2015 New Dentist Conference kicks off in Washington, D.C.

More than 400 registrants attended this year’s New Dentist Conference, which for the first time is held alongside ADA 2015 – America’s Dental Meeting in Washington, D.C. “You can feel confident that the new dentist voice is being heard and represented very well,” said Dr. Michael LeBlanc, chair of the ADA New Dentist Committee, welcoming the attendees along… Read More »

New dentist builds reputation, business skills with associateship

When Dr. Samantha Arnold was looking for her first dental job four years ago, she visited three or four dental offices before she found the one with the right fit for her. “Something just felt right when I walked into this office,” Dr. Arnold said about the Pana, Illinois, family practice office at which she has been an… Read More »

My New Dentist Life: What I’m looking forward to at ADA 2015

Editor’s note: This is the latest article in a New Dentist Now blog series, My New Dentist Life, following a new dentist’s first year experiences out of dental school. The views expressed in this article are the personal opinions of the author and are not intended to reflect the views, positions or policies of the ADA or the… Read More »

Got questions? 4 things you can do to find answers

As soon as you walk across that stage and shake your dean’s hand, you’re not magically imparted with all the dental wisdom in the world. What happens is that you’re entrusted to understand your limitations as a new dentist while you’re granted the opportunity to experience the practice of dentistry and consistently strive to be a better practitioner.… Read More »

The biggest challenge as a new dentist: my age

One of the dentists in my office, Dr. Danny Hearrean, and I both have something in common with Howie Mandel. Dr. Hearrean styles his hair the same way as Howie, and I hate to shake people’s hands. Nevermind the fact when I was ASDA editor-in-chief, I assisted in the creation of this video on how to properly shake… Read More »

New dentist reflects on Institute for Diversity in Leadership

Austin, Texas — As Dr. Ensy Atarod makes the transition from being a “new dentist” to a dentist, she looks back at her time at the ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership as transformative. “As a new dentist I knew graduation did not mean the end of learning, but what dental school failed to tell us was as… Read More »