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2015: My most memorable year to date

During the year of 2014, I experienced some of the most challenging events in my life. My dental school “plan” was not going the way I expected and my personal life was also suffering. When the clock hit midnight on Dec. 31, 2014, a huge weight was lifted off my shoulder as I knew 2015 would be the… Read More »

New dentists win Dr. Whiston awards, exemplify leadership in dentistry

Drs. Evelyn Lucas-Perry and Heather A. Willis received the Dr. David Whiston Leadership Award, while Dr. Nipa Thakkar received the Henry Schein Cares Dr. David Whiston Leadership Award. The quality of the three new dentist recipients attests to the legacy of Dr. Whiston, according to Dr. Anthony Volpe, former Foundation president and for whom the ADA Foundation Dr.… Read More »

ADA, Hermey the Elf team up in new holiday campaign

From cookies and candy canes to caramel popcorn and cinnamon rolls, the holidays are filled with sugary treats — many of which can lead to trouble for teeth. In an effort to address poor dental health behaviors during the holidays, ADA president Carol Gomez Summerhays and Hermey the Elf, D.D.G., unveiled Dec. 1 the Happy and Healthy Holiday… Read More »

Choose your own adventure

I remember it was fall of my senior year in dental school when I met with a dentist about a potential partnership. I was excited about the possibilities and we quickly exchanged contact information. I visited the practice for an afternoon and even met the team. I had also applied to a residency program, so my future carried… Read More »

Helping new dentists, dental students succeed

            From easing the burden on student loans and financial planning to helping recent graduates find a job and getting involved in advocacy, the ADA offers new dentists — who have different needs than more seasoned dentists — a plethora of services, resources and benefits to help them thrive in their professional and personal lives. “The ADA is… Read More »

Slideshow: 2015 New Dentist Conference

Were you at the New Dentist Conference at ADA 2015? To view some of our favorite pictures from this year’s New Dentist Conference, visit ADA.org/ndc. We look forward to seeing you next year in Denver. Registration for 2016 will open in the spring. For more photos from the conference, click here.