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
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.
Learn more about your membership benefits with the CDA’s 2017 Resource Guide, which is geared specifically toward new dentists like you.
New Practice Checklist
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. Use the CDA’s New Practice Checklist as a starting point to address these issues. Even if you aren’t ready to open a practice, you will find various items in this document useful.
View Past Study Clubs
- The New Dentist’s Guide to Managing Liability Inside Your Practice and Financial Planning Solutions to Help You Begin With the End in Mind (recorded March 22, 2017)
- How to Operate an Efficient Practice (recorded Sept. 7, 2016)
- From Financing to Finishes: Every Step Along the Way (recorded Dec. 7, 2016)
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
- ADA’s New Dentist News or New Dentist Now Blog
- ADA Center for Professional Success
- A New Dentist’s Guide to ADA Membership
Upcoming New Dentist Events
Colorado Mission of Mercy NDC Social
Date: Oct. 13, 2017
Location: Pueblo/Exact location TBD
Save the Date! 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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-996-2842.