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New Dentist Resources

As a new dentist, your needs and concerns are different from colleagues who graduated more than a decade ago. To help you with some of the challenges that face new dentists, the Committee on the New Dentist, which is a group of dentists who are less than 10 years out of dental school, have developed resources to address your unique needs, including:

  • ADA for New Dentists
  • Find unique resources and information at
  • ADA New Dentist News
  • Quarterly publication with articles, resources and offers exclusively for new dentist members
  • New Dentist Now Blog
  • Features resources for new dentists and dental students as well as news and insight on the dental profession and beyond
  • New Dentists at ADA Annual Meeting
  • Attend courses specifically designed for new dentists and a new dentist reception where you can network with colleagues across the nation
  • ADA New Dentist Conference is now part of Annual Meeting – giving you an opportunity to learn and network with fellow new dentists and ADA leadership
  • New Dentist Committee Network
  • More than 200 state and local dental society new dentist committees at work addressing your needs and developing resources just for you
  • ADA® Find-a-Dentist™
  • Marketing yourself is one of the first things you need to do. Active licensed dentists can upload a photo, add a practice description and inform potential patients of accepted insurance plans, languages spoken and practice hours on the ADA’s consumer site, Visit to update your profile today.

ADA Reduced Dues Program

Recent graduates are eligible for graduated dues payments. Pay $0 your first full year out of dental or graduate school, then 25%, 50%, 75%, 100% of total ADA dues each subsequent year. Visit for program details.