Welcome New Dentists

Residency Program

If you are enrolled in a residency program, you are eligible to join the tripartite for $0 dues. This means that your ADA, PDA and district/local society membership is complimentary while you are enrolled in your Pennsylvania residency program. You will be eligible for the dues reductions of the Graduated Dues Structure when you complete your residency program. 

New Dentist Events

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New Dentist Resources

New Dentist Committee 
The NDC identifies and addresses the needs and concerns of new dentists and makes recommendations to appropriate leadership. 

Placement Service
PDA’s Placement Service is a members-only, complimentary, online job search assistance program that matches dentists seeking posi­tions with dentists providing positions.

New Dentist Perspective
ADA Center for Professional Success
ADA for New Dentists
ADA New Dentist Blog

Getting Involved
There is no better way to support the dental profession than becoming actively involved in your PDA membership. PDA members can get involved in many ways, including donating supplies to a local clinic, providing treatment to a needy child or joining a PDA committee or advisory group to help achieve the goals of organized dentistry.

New Dentist Events

Events are held twice a year at locations throughout the state where new dentist members, non-members and PDA leaders enjoy drinks, appetizers and conversation. View photos from past receptions and upcoming dates.

Connections Mentoring Program
Connections matches new dentists and dental students with volunteer mentors throughout the Pennsylvania. Complete a Request a Mentor form to be matched with a mentor in your area. 

Publications & Resources

We offer a variety of publications to keep you abreast of issues affecting you and your profession. 

Consider Pennsylvania! - This publication provides statistics on each area of the state, such as the number of privately practicing dentists, number of patients per dentist and the average age of practicing dentists.
  Practicing in Pennsylvania: A Guide for the New Dentist - This interactive publication, known informally as the “New Dentist Roadmap,” is designed to help recent graduates and new dentists transition from dental school to daily dental practice.