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.

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

View our NDC sponsors and find out how they can help new dentists like you!

CDA New Dentist Resources

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Membership in the CDA matters, and we are here to provide you with tools to be more successful, give you a better work-life balance, and empower you, all while creating moments to where you can gain connections, friendship and camaraderie with your peers.

New Practice Checklist (member login required)

Whether you are buying, joining an existing practice or opening a new practice from scratch, you have many things to consider, including licenses, local requirements, insurance, infection control and OSHA, just to name a few.

On Demand Business Learning

CDA Classified Ads

Find your next job or post your own ad. CDA members received a discounted rate when placing their ads, plus a $30 discount in January, April, July, and October. Check out the CDA classified ads today!

ADA New Dentist Resources

Upcoming New Dentist Events

NDC Study Club: Reconstruction: Become a Master of Design Both in the Mouth and in Your Practice

Take your office from the Stone Age to the Digital Age. 

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 14
Time: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. is networking, food, and drinks; 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. is the program.
Location: Sushi Hai, 3600 W. 32nd Ave., Denver, CO 80211
RSVP: You must RSVP to attend, and space is limited! Register by Nov. 5. Please contact CDA Director of Membership Erica Carvin at or 303-996-2842 with names of all family members and ages of children.
Learn More: For more details, check out the event page.

GV Black Tie Event

Date: Saturday, Dec. 2
Time: 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Location: Grant-Humphreys Mansion, 770 Pennsylvania St., Denver, CO 80203
RSVP: Register online.
Learn More: For more details, check out the event page


gg-for-ndc-page_croppedNDC Mission

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.

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, CDA membership director, at or 303-996-2842.