New Dentists

Welcome to the MDA! We're here for you in small ways, like calling the MDA office to ask staff a question about an issue you’re facing today. And, in big ways, too, like knowing we work to advocate and protect the dental profession. Click the video thumbnail above to get an overview of the resources available to you, what the MDA is doing for you, and how you can Maximize Your Membership! Welcome to the MDA family … together, we thrive!”

Click below to learn more about events, opportunities and resources for new dentists!

New Dentist Committee & Representation

The mission of the MDA New Dentist Committee is to be the voice and front line resource to new dentists throughout the tripartite who have been out of dental school for less than 10 years, to demonstrate the value of membership, and to focus on the needs of new dentists and dental students through the development of resources, education, facilitation of networking opportunities and advocacy. The New Dentist voice is represented in a variety of ways in the MDA:

  • The MDA Board of Trustees includes a New Dentist as a voting member, elected by the New Dentist Committee. 
  • The MODentPAC Board includes a member who is a New Dentist, elected by the New Dentist Committee.
  • The MDA Board of Trustees selects one New Dentist member each year to attend the ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day in Washington, D.C.

Connect4Success Meeting

Join us at the annual Connect4Success meeting at the Lake of the Ozarks in June! This event is especially designed with the new dentist in mind, having CE that is recommended by the New Dentist Committee, a New Dentist Hangout event and more. 

New Dentist Network Facebook Group

Join your colleagues on the Missouri New Dentist Network (NDN) Facebook Group. The NDN allows engagement and participation across the state for all dental students and new dentists. Participation in the NDN allows you to give input, interact with others and provide feedback on things that matter to you. Contact Paul if you're interested or have questions.

Practice Checklists

The MDA and the ADA have developed checklists that can help you as you are starting your new Practice.

Missouri Dental Insurance Services

MDIS offers complete array of insurance and financial products and services for dentists, families and staff. Visit their page for new dentists to get started learning about their products and services. Learn more about the new graduate premium rates by contacting MDIS. New grads who are current MDA members are eligible for your first year of malpractice insurance coverage free (prepaid by the MDA). Contact Jerri at MDIS to learn more. Contact Stacey if you have not converted your membership from Student to Dentist.

ADA New Dentist Resources

The ADA has a variety of resources to assist new dentists. Some of these include:

  • ADA App: Full of features that can take your life and career to the next level.
  • ADA Career Services: Discover expert guidance and resources for every stage of your career, from graduation to retirement and everything in between.
  • New Dentist News: A member resource for new dentists and dental students offering in-depth stories, news and insights.
  • SmileCon: Transformative learning, irresistible connections, and serious fun await you.
  • Practice Resources: An expertly curated collection of tools, resources and information to help you grow and manage a successful dental practice.
  • New Dentist Now Blog: features resources for new dentists and dental students as well as news and insight on the dental profession and beyond.
  • ADA Store: Offers tons of resources to get you going as a new dentist. If you don't see a discount code for savings when you visit the Store, contact the MDA and we'll request one for you.
  • Various resources for new dentists are linked from the ADA Dental Student Page.
  • ADA Member Advantage: Save time and money with top-quality products and services for your practice and personal life, exclusively for ADA members. One of these offerings helps you take control of student loan debt: ADA members get a special 0.25% rate discount when they refinance with Laurel Road. Get your refi rate today!