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

View a List of NDC Sponsors


Fort Collins Study Club (for dentists who are less than 10 years out of school)

Do you feel overwhelmed with your financial obligations? Are you concerned about not being financially prepared for your future? Uncover financial freedom to live a more balanced life. Clarissa Hernandez, from Northstar Financial Group, will discuss personal versus business financial planning, how to manage and leverage debt, wealth accumulation, risk management and tax efficiency strategies.


Date: Thursday, June 22
When: Food, Drinks and Networking: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Program: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: CB Potts – FOCO Foothills, 195 East Foothills Parkway, Ft. Collins, CO 80525
Reserve Your Spot: Space is limited! To attend the study club, contact CDA Director of Membership Erica Carvin at or 303-996-2842 by 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21.

Save the Date! GV Black Tie Event

Date: Saturday, Dec. 2
When: 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Grant-Humphreys Mansion, 770 Pennsylvania St., Denver, CO 80203

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.