As a new dentist, your needs and concerns are different from colleagues who graduated more than a decade ago. The Council on the New Dentist is here to help you get started in your new profession. Yes, you recently finished dental school, but there is still a lot to learn. We connect you with peers facing many of the same challenges and mentors who can help you figure out how to balance your professional and personal life and find your place in the community. The Council on the New Dentist serves dentists throughout Eighth District Dental Society who have been practicing fewer than 10 years.

To help you with some of the challenges that face new dentists, the Council on the New Dentist has developed resources to address your unique needs, including:

*ADA for New Dentists
Find unique resources and information

*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 Dentist Conference 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, giving you an opportunity to learn and network with fellow new dentists and ADA leadership

*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.

*Join EDDS on Facebook

*New Dental Practice Checklist

*What Every Dentist Should Know Before Signing a Dental Provider Contract

*Guide to Associateships

*Joining and Leaving a Dental Practice