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.

View Past Study Clubs

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

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Colorado Mission of Mercy NDC Social

The CDA New Dentist Committee would like for you to join them after a day of creating smiles at the Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM) on Friday, Oct. 13 for a social including food and drinks.

Date: Oct. 13, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Coyote Grill, 5220 Nature Center Rd., Pueblo, CO 81003
RSVP: To sign up, contact Erica Carvin at erica@cdaonline.org or 303-996-2842.
Learn More: For more details, check out the event page.

Half-Day Workshop (2.5 CE Credits): Finances and Taxes Can Be Spooky! Are You All Set as the Year Comes to an End? 

This new and exciting half-day workshop is one you will not want to miss. Plus, you’ll earn 2.5 CE credits! Are you a practice owner or thinking of becoming one? Have you set up your tax structure and investment portfolio adequately as 2017 comes to a close? Morgan Hamon of HDA Accounting Group and Clarissa Hernandez of North Star Resource Group are here to prepare you so it doesn’t all seem so scary! 

Date: Oct. 28, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Continental breakfast will be served.)
Location: Marriott Boulder, 2660 Canyon Blvd., Boulder, CO 80302
RSVP: Space is limited, and you must reserve your spot. To reserve your spot, contact CDA Director of Membership Erica Carvin at erica@cdaonline.org or 303-996-2842.

Weld County New Dentist Fall Festival 

The Weld County Dental Society and the CDA New Dentist Committee invite you and your family to a fun afternoon at the Fritzler Corn Maze. Enjoy activities like the corn maze, jumbo jumper air pillow, slide mountain, go carts and more. Pick out the perfect pumpkin from the 7-acre pumpkin patch.

Date: Oct. 29, 2017
Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (campfire from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
Location: Fritzler Corn Maze, 20861 County Road 33, La Salle, CO 80645
RSVP: Free admission will be provided (purchase of pumpkins is not included in admission fee). Space is limited, and you must reserve your spot. To reserve your spot, contact CDA Director of Membership Erica Carvin at erica@cdaonline.org or 303-996-2842 by Oct. 26 and let her know the names of all family members and the ages of the children who will be in attendance.

NDC Family Event at Dave & Busters

Join the CDA New Dentist Committee for a free afternoon of fun at Dave & Busters on Saturday, Nov. 11. Bring your family to enjoy arcade games, eat lunch, and network with other dentists. The NDC is collecting food items for the Denver Urban Matters food drive. View their donation requests to help create Thanksgiving meals for families who would otherwise go without.

Date: Nov. 11, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (buffet lunch from noon to 1 p.m.)
Location: Dave & Busters, 2000 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222
RSVP: You must RSVP to attend, and space is limited! Register by Nov. 5. Please contact CDA Director of Membership Erica Carvin at erica@cdaonline.org 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

Water World Denver

Date: All Summer!
Time: Water World Denver
Location: The CDA has secured a discount for members. Regular price is $41.99. Your discounted price is $30.99!


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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 erica@cdaonline.org or 303-996-2842.