Any member who has been out of dental school less than 10 years is considered a “new dentist." There are exclusive new dentist opportunities with the ADA, MDA and GSLDS including free CE, social events and networking.
Additionally, GSLDS offers a reduced dues program for new dentists. Take advantage of this program and pay nothing your first year out of school. Each year will be a bit more, however it will be 5 years before the full dues amount is owed. This is our way of helping new dentists get off to a good start in their career!
Check out this special message from ADA President, Dr. Carol Gomez Summerhays, for St. Louis New Dentists.
ADA & MDA New Dentist Resources
The MDA has compiled a New Practice Checklist, which includes important "to-do" items and resources to contact when beginning to practice. Topics include licensing regulations, infection control/OSHA, taxes, insurance and more. More resources including information on buying or starting a practice, associateships and more may be found on the MDA New Dentist Resource page
also has many resources
available for new dentists, including the a New Dentist Web Portal
, the Center for Professional Success
, an ethics hotline (800-621-8099), the New Dentist Blog
and the Annual New Dentist Conference
GSLDS New Dentist Committee
The GSLDS New Dentist Committee gives a voice to new dentist members by providing recommendations on policies based on the issues and concerns you face as a new dentist.
All new dentists are encouraged to attend CE/dinner events hosted by the GSLDS New Dentist Committee. Held periodically throughout the year, these events are a great opportunity to share your experiences and network with your local peers. Invitations are sent to all new dentist members via email. For more information, or to get involved with the Committee, please contact the Central Office at 314-569-0444.
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MDA New Dentist Committee
The MDA New Dentist Committee organizes and plans activities for Missouri new dentists. The Committee also hosts several activities at UMKC School of Dentistry for dental students, as well as a New Dentist Hospitality Gathering at the MDA Winter Session in January. The committee also hosts the Connect4Success MDA New Dentist Conference during the summer. The 2017 event will be held June 16 & 17 at Camden on the Lake in Lake Ozark. For more information, visit the MDA website
The MDA Board of Trustees includes a delegate of the MDA New Dentist Committee as a voting member. The NDC Board Member is nominated by the committee and ensures the voice of new dentists is heard in the Association. For more information, or to get involved, contact Stacey Kloeppel, MDA Membership Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org