Welcome New Dentists

PDA and ADA are here to help new dentists succeed. Recent graduates receive four years of significant reductions in membership dues based on their year out of dental school or residency program. See the chart below. You receive all benefits of membership at a reduced cost.

Graduated Dues Structure

Year Out  ADA  PDA  District/Local 
 1  $0

100% reduction

  $0

100% reduction

 *
 2  75% reduction  75% reduction
 *
 3  50% reduction  50% reduction
 *
 4  25% reduction  25% reduction  *
 5  Full Payment  Full Payment  *

 
*District and local society dues vary, but component societies are encouraged to follow the ADA and PDA dues equity format.

 

Residency Program

If you are enrolled in a residency program, you are eligible to join for Graduate Student Dues. You have the option to join the ADA exclusively for $30 during your program. Or, if you are licensed in Pennsylvania, you also can join PDA and your district/local societies. PDA Graduate Student Dues are $25; district/local society dues vary. You will be eligible for the dues reductions of the Graduated Dues Structure when you complete your residency program. 

New Dentist Events Listing

Begin DateEnd DateTitleCityMeeting
9/28/20179/28/2017Fundamentals of Hiring and FiringErieNDRECP928NDRECP928
10/11/201710/11/2017MATCH Event - YorkYorkNDMYORK17NDMYORK17
10/26/201710/26/2017MATCH Event - King of PrussiaKing of PrussiaNDMKOP17NDMKOP17

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 Webinar Series

Our New Dentist Webinars focus on topics that are relevant to dentists in the beginning stages of their careers.

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.