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


May 6: Connect the Docs

Connect with other docs at this interactive program dedicated to networking, mentoring and leadership growth. Moderators Dr. Lindsay Compton, Dr. Brett Kessler and Dr. Andrew Kelson will be drawing from the award-winning books The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey, and The 4 Disciplines of Execution, by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey and Jim Huling.

Reading at least one of these two books before you attend Connect the Docs will help you get the most out of the discussion, which will cover:

  • identifying your most important goal;
  • looking at your habits and determining your level of productiveness or ineptitude to help you lead your life in a truly effective way;
  • finding solutions to your personal and professional problems to ultimately achieve personal and interpersonal growth; and
  • discovering ways you and your team can possess the right habits to create an atmosphere that everyone can thrive in.


Date: Saturday, May 6
Time: 10 a.m. to noon
Location: Colorado Dental Association, 8301 E. Prentice Ave., Ste. 400, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Register: You must register to attend. RSVP to Erica Carvin, CDA director of membership, at or 303-996-2842.

speed-datingMay 13: Speed Dating For Dentists

Are you looking to buy or sell a dental practice? Looking to hire an associate or find a new associateship in Denver? This event is perfect for you!

Speed Dating brings together dentists looking to sell their practices or to hire an associate with doctors looking for ownership or employment opportunities. This year’s format will be a traditional speed dating style!

Hear from industry expert Marie Chatterley with CTC Associates the top 5 things both buyers and sellers should know in valuing a practice, hear about the current market of new dentists joining the marketplace and learn how to look for the right practice or the right associate based on your practice model.

RSVP is required and all attendees will be asked to submit a resume and/or practice profile prior to the night of the event.


Date: Saturday, May 13
Time: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
CDA Office, 8301 E. Prentice Ave., Ste. 400, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Dr. Justin Pearson
CDA Member Fee:
Free; register online or contact Erica Carvin at 303-996-2842 or
Non-Member Fee: $40; register online and pay the $40 fee or contact Erica Carvin at 303-996-2842 or

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.