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New Dentists Share Advice, Lessons Learned From 2020

January 14, 2021
by ADA


During the the ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference in October 2020, new dentists were asked to share some of the challenges they have overcome during the last year and offer advice for some of their new dentist colleagues. More than 45 responded to a survey from the New Dentist Committee. The responses to this survey are helping to inform current and future resources from the ADA in support of dentists’ and dental team recovery from COVID-19 through funding made possible from Crest + Oral-B.

Here are some of the highlights:

Dr. Lauren Gunderman, 2020 graduate of the University of Tennessee’s Health Science Center
“Graduating [in 2020] and navigating the last semester of dental school, licensing exams, the licensing process, and the job search was all riddled with uncertainty.”

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