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ADA New Dentist Committee Hosts 26th New Dentist Conference

June 22-24, Washington, D.C.

Contact Information:

Telephone: 312-440-2806
E-mail: mediarelations@ada.org (Journalists) or Contact ADA (All Others)

CHICAGO, March 23, 2012 – Get ready to enjoy top-notch continuing education and leadership development opportunities for new dentists at the American Dental Association (ADA) 26th New Dentist Conference, which takes place just two blocks away from the White House at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C., June 22-24.

Dentists are invited to join the ADA New Dentist Committee for a weekend of networking, continuing education and camaraderie at a conference that caters to the unique needs of new dentists — dentists who earned their dental degree  less than 10 years ago. The New Dentist Committee selected each clinical, professional and practice management course offered at this year’s meeting such as emerging technologies, aesthetic and restorative dentistry, preventing practice embezzlement and increasing production. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn up to 13 hours of continuing education (CE) credits in courses chosen to provide tips on how to be a better dentist, a stronger leader and a more effective communicator. Attendees will also have the opportunity to earn up to two hours of CE by participating in a full-day of pre-conference programming devoted to leadership development.  
 
Lunches and special events are included with the $375 registration fee for ADA members and conference attendees enjoy a discount when booking rooms at the host hotel. Those who register by April 27 are eligible to win early-bird incentives such as free registration or lodging at the New Dentist Conference or free registration or three nights lodging at the ADA Annual Session in San Francisco in October. Hotel registration deadline for the New Dentist Conference is May 18 and pre-conference registration deadline is June 12.

About the ADA 26th New Dentist Conference

The ADA 26th New Dentist Conference is presented by the ADA New Dentist Committee and funded by ADA Insurance Plans from Great-West Life, American Dental Political Action Committee, Wells Fargo Practice Finance, ADA-endorsed Members Retirement Programs from AXA Equitable, Quintessence Publishing Co., Aspen Dental, Maryland State Dental Association, Yodle Dental Marketing, ADA Business Resources and Medical Professional Liability Agency. The New Dentist Committee is comprised of dentist volunteers from each of the 17 ADA districts and is a standing committee of the ADA Board of Trustees. Serving as the voice of the new dentist, the Committee addresses issues and concerns of new dentists and develops resources to help members succeed.

For more information on the New Dentist Conference, please visit ADA.org/newdentistconf, e-mail newdentist@ada.org or call 312.440.2779.

About the American Dental Association

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 157,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit www.ada.org. For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA’s consumer website www.MouthHealthy.org.