American Dental Association

Congratulations to the class of 2018

It’s graduation season and the 161,000 members of the American Dental Association are thrilled to welcome the class of 2018 to the profession!
Transitioning into your life as a dentist provides you with so many opportunities to connect with colleagues at the local, state and national levels. Together, we’ll continue to make a difference in peoples’ lives, and advocate for an even stronger profession.

Highlights of the ADA’s new oral cancer guideline

Whether you are a student dentist, new graduate, or experienced practitioner, we are always looking for ways to improve our clinical skills and provide the utmost quality of care to our current and future patients. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 51,540 new cases of cancer will occur in the oral cavity and oropharynx this year, with approximately 10,030 deaths occurring as a result. A majority of these malignancies will be diagnosed as oral squamous cell carcinoma. As such, one of our most important duties as dentists is to conduct thorough evaluations to prevent unnecessary suffering and increase the chances of successful cancer treatment.

ADA’s 2017 10 Under 10 Awards: Meet the Winners

Young dentists do amazing work every day. You know that you don’t need to be in practice for decades to have a massive impact on the dental profession, your peers and your community.
The American Dental Association 10 Under 10 award honors dentistry’s rising stars: dentists who are giving their all, sparking change and inspiring others – all less than 10 years after graduating from dental school.

Manage debt so it doesn’t manage you

As a dental student, no one understands dental school better than you. Day and night, you’re focused on learning so that you can become a capable, compassionate dentist. But, for better or worse, there’s more involved with being a successful dentist than providing excellent care. Personal and practice financial management is a vital part of building a successful career in dentistry – and allowing you to lead the life you imagined.