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CDA New Dentists

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.

The mission of the NDC is to help new dentists make a successful transition to practice, to encourage membership and volunteer involvement in organized dentistry, to provide resources and education to meet new dentists' needs, to serve as advocates for the new dentist perspective within organized dentistry and to work to ensure a positive future for the profession through leadership and professional ethics.

New dentists face many hurdles in their first years of practice. Increased debt load, working through a practice transition, and managing a practice are just a few of the issues confronting recent grads. The NDC aims to help new dentists in areas including leadership development, decision-making and education. The immediate priorities of the NDC are to:

  • Increase grassroots communications to new dentists
  • Increase awareness of key issues among new dentists
  • Facilitate/promote the development of volunteer leadership to new dentists
  • Offer activities and promote fellowship for new dentists

Current or future CDA members interested in volunteering may contact the current committee members or the CDA.

View a List of NDC Sponsors


Oct. 20-21: New Dentist Conference at ADA 2016

  • Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver, CO 80202
  • View the course schedule
  • Earn up to 6 continuing education credit hours each day.
  • Cost is $350. 
  • Register today!

Oct. 20: Practice Success for the New Dentist: Observing Future Trends in the Profession, Presented by Dr. Gordon Christensen 

  • 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Metro Denver Dental Society (MDDS), 925 Lincoln St., Unit B, Denver, CO 80203
  • Free to new dentists and dental students
  • Deadline to RSVP is Oct. 18.
  • Sponsored by the Colorado American Student Dental Association, MDDS and Academy of LDS Dentists

Oct. 21: New Dentist After Party at ADA 2016

  • 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • privĂ© at Dorchester, 1448 Market St., Denver, CO 80202
  • Free if you let the hosts know you are a new dentist or with MDDS
  • Limited drink tickets are available for the first to arrive.
  • Hosted by the Colorado Dental Association and MDDS

Nov. 19: G.V. Black Tie Great Gatsby Party

Dec. 7: NDC Study Club

  • 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Topic and location TBD.




Get Involved!
The NDC is looking for new dentists who want to get involved on this active committee. If you are interested or just want to know more about the NDC, contact Erica Carvin at 303-996-2842, 800-343-3010, ext. 102, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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