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If you graduated from Dental School less than 10 years ago, the ADA considers you a new dentist. Below are some new dentist resources to help make the transition from dental student to dentist a little smoother.

ADA Reduced Dues Program

Dues are $0 at the national level in your first year after of dental school and, if you remain a member, reduced rates continue!

If you earned your DDS or DMD in 2023, your year 1 is 2024.

Year 1: You pay $0 in dues.
Year 2: You pay 50% of full national dues.
Year 3 and thereafter: You pay the full national dues amount.

Recent graduates who enter into a graduate or residency training program within the five years following dental school graduation pay the graduate student rate of $0 a year during the program, and are eligible to either begin or resume the Reduced Dues Program schedule upon completion of their training.

The New Dentist Committee

The New Dentist Committee (NDC) works to connect recent graduates, younger dentists and anyone who has recently joined the dental profession. It is a dynamic group that provides great opportunities for networking and innovation in dental practice. Current or future CDA members interested in volunteering may contact the current committee members or the CDA.

Student Loan Refinancing

Save tens of thousands of dollars over the life of your loan with low rates and an addition .25% discount for ADA members when you refinance with Laurel Road. Current fixed vary between 3.25% and 6.77%. 

Employment Agreements

The American Dental Association’s Dentist Employment Agreements: A Guide to Key Legal Provisions explains many of the terms and provisions common to employment agreements. This comprehensive document reviews wages, non-compete clauses, points to review with a lawyer and more. 

New Dentist Now Blog

A blog where new dentists can keep up with their colleagues, stay fresh on issues in dentistry and find out about events. And don’t just read about it, post as well. You are invited to contribute.

ADA New Dentist News

ADA New Dentist News is a quarterly publication, distributed as an insert in the ADA News as a member resource for new dentists and dental students. For more information about other ADA resources especially for new practitioners, or for a membership application, please contact the ADA New Dentist Committee at (800) 621-8099 or by email at

Professional Development Group

MDDS and Dr. Laura Brenner, certified career coach, have teamed up to create a Professional Development & Coaching Group. This is a 4-month group aimed at creating an honest and confidential space for personal and professional growth.

ADA Practice Transitions

Through an in-depth profile, ADA Practice Transitions matches new dentists for jobs, associateships or practice purchases based on factors like philosophy of care and mutual goals. 


The Metro Denver Dental Society is a not-for-profit component society of the American Dental Association and the Colorado Dental Association.

The MDDS is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. MDDS designates courses for the number of CE hours listed with each course. MDDS credits are approved by the AGD for Fellowship and Mastership credits.

Course Disclaimer: MDDS makes every effort to present high caliber speakers in their respective areas of expertise. MDDS courses are offered as information only and not as financial, accounting, legal or other professional advice. Attendees must consult with their own professional advisers. In addition, each participant must decide the merit and practicality of the material presented. The ideas and comments expressed during the courses are not necessarily endorsed by or are those of MDDS. MDDS warns attendees about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when integrating new techniques into your practices.