Welcome! I’m happy to be here. Thank you for taking time out of your meeting to listen to this brief talk about the Committee on the New Dentist.
You will get through it! You will survive dental school. And remember you’re not in this alone. There are people who have been there – who can help you. Reach out to past ASDA leaders at your school, state dental societies, local societies and the CND. [Speaker: Consider adding a personal photo to this page.]
Anyone want to take a guess at who is considered a “new dentist”? How does the ADA define a new dentist? ADA defines a “new dentist” is anyone who has been out of dental school less than ten years. It’s even in the bylaws!
I’m a new dentist. [speaker tell your story – when did you graduate, how did you get involved with organized dentistry - why was it important to you to get involved? What did you learn?] Note: Photos from New Dentist Conference
Why do you think there is a need for a Committee on the New Dentist? What are some issues that new dentists may face that seasoned dentists may no longer be concerned about? [wait for responses] Examples: Licensure, setting up a practice, paying back loans, dental team communication, lifestyle priorities (like starting a family or freedom to move/travel). Those are all valid reasons and some of the very issues that the CND addresses. The CND is made up of new dentists with the issues and concerns of new dentists in mind. They address the areas that concern and impact dental students and recent graduates.
But the CND was not always part of the ADA committee structure. It was in the mid 1980’s - about 15 years after ASDA was founded - when a Special Commission of the Young Professional was formed. This Commission became a permanent part of organized dentistry as the Committee on the New Dentist, a standing Committee of the ADA Board of Trustees.
Let’s break these down…The mission of the CND: Voice of the new dentist – The CND represents your views by monitoring and anticipating your needs and sharing them with the ADA Board of Trustees. They advocate on your behalf for the development of member benefits, services and resources to help you be successful. The CND gives new dentists – often younger dentists – a path to leadership, a way to get involved throughout the tripartite. The CND has a number of leadership development resources. And of course, Membership is important. Strong new dentist membership helps sustain the future of the ADA. This is one of the reasons why the CND “lives” in the membership marketing department in the ADA.
One of major activities is the New Dentist Conference, held each summer. The conference is an exciting opportunity for new dentists and dental students to gather for three days of educational programming, personal networking and fun. It has been called the “most motivational dental meeting of the year” for new dentists by conference attendees. The 25th New Dentist Conference will be held June 16-18, 2011 at The Westin, Chicago River North in Chicago and is open to all dentists, dental students, and dental team members. Most visible Committee activity Great CE Unparallelled networking Leadership, leadership, leadership! Lots of student attendees! And a good time [Speaker: what was your experience at the New Dentist Conference in San Diego?]
What else do we do? ADA New Dentist News: this quarterly publication wraps around the ADA News, relevant topics to you: this issue, successful business plan, Dentistry Going Green. They are archived on ADA.org Free to members, including student members The CND also serves as judge for four ADA Golden Apple Awards relating to leadership and mentoring. [The New Dentist Leadership Award, the Outstanding Leadership in Mentoring Award, the New Dentist Legislative Leadership Award, and the Achievement in Dental School/Student Involvement Award.] We also do an award to recognize outstanding programs for new dentists. Offers a new dentist resource kit. Helps to develop leaders. Speaks to dental students either through the Success program or by request.
Leadership development is a critical issue for the CND and the ADA. The CND helps you develop your leadership skills: Offers free webinars and podcasts throughout the year Offers free CE with the “Understanding the Association Series,” on ADA CE Online Offers a full day of leadership development programming at the ADA New Dentist Conference. (Speaker: Consider talking about some of the programming on leadership day at the conference) CND members and other ADA members actively participate in dental student outreach programs conducted in dental schools across the country. NOTE: Photos are of 2009 ASDA Externs
The CND was there in 1997 when the “Agenda for Change” was born and endorsed the Agenda early on for a more candidate-friendly clinical licensure examination process. Recommended elimination of “five year guideline” for licensure by credentials – Council on Dental Education and Licensure agreed and so did the ADA House. Support the development of a single, national licensure exam and the option of completion of a PGY-1 year for initial licensure. There has been significant progress on licensure in the past 15 years. Today’s dental licensure system is more candidate-friendly – thanks to efforts of the ADA and other agencies, including ASDA. Now that more and more states accept the results of more than one clinical examination, it’s easier for you to take the exam offered at your school, even if you plan to practice in another state. Licensure by credentials is on the upswing, too, now offered in 46 states, plus Washington, DC. And Puerto Rico. [speaker note: Because the testing agency, CRDTS withdrew from ADEX last year, we no longer can verify the number of states that accept more than one exam (before that happened, it was 40).] And now the ADA will be studying the concept of development a National Boards Part 3 to assess clinical skills.
The ADA resource Understanding Licensure lists which states accept which tests, walks you through the process to licensure and includes stories from dentists who’ve been there. You can download a checklist and use the time management tips to plan for your licensure exam. If you are getting licensed in a jurisdiction that requires a patient-based clinical exam, check out the patient brochure. The resource will help patient’s understand the exam process – and gives you a chance to customize with your contact and exam information. It’s one less thing to think about as you prepare for exam day! And all of these resources are on ADA.org (www.ada.org/goto/student) and read general information at www.ada.org/goto/licensure
Who here will graduate with student loan debt? More than $100,000? More than $150,000? A couple of resources to browse: Managing Finances Infopak www.ada.org/goto/student List of Loan Repayment Programs and Financial Planning Information for Dental Students on student area of ada.org Podcast: Financial Planning for the Recent Graduate (www.ada.org/goto/podcasts)
The CND will be your advocate on these issues. We understand that today’s dental students graduate with more debt than ever before. A few years ago, the CND recommended implementation of the expanded ADA Reduced Dues Program for $0 dues the first year in practice. Passed by 2003 ADA House.
NOTE: Photo of Jonathan Miller, ASDA Extern 2009. Class of 2012 University of Michigan
Finding employment… the right fit for you. STATE and LOCAL Many state and local dental societies have job postings on their web sites. This is a good place to start. Don’t be afraid to pick up the phone – the society staff is there to help you. Chicago Dental Society example: https://www.cds.org/classifieds/ads New Dentist Committees state/local Contact a committee member – he or she is familiar with the new dentist resources in that area and can put you in touch with people. Road Maps are a resource for new dentists. They feature information on starting a practice, membership dues, licensure requirements and more. A list of state dental societies and PDFs of road maps can be found at www.ada.org/goto/newdent JADA The Journal has a classifieds section as well – it’s in the print version and searchable on ada.org. Don’t forget to reach out to your network – use the tools available to you, including the ASDA Facebook page and career resources at your dental schools.
Now that you know what we do, here’s a little bit more about how it works: The ADA has 17 districts – so it’s a little different than ASDA. And the Committee is composed of 17 members, one from each trustee district. Committee members are recommended by the district trustee, selected by the Board of Trustees and confirmed by the House of Delegates. Committee members serve a four-year term. The Chair of the Committee is nominated by the Committee and confirmed by the Board of Trustees. We also have an ASDA representative. The new consultant for 2009-2010 will be Wesley Shute. Many of you know Wes, I’m sure. I’ve passed out a sheet that lists all the CND members. You can feel free to contact us. [NOTE: Wes Shute is one of the current ASDA Vice Presidents. It is likely he is in attendance.]
As a Standing Committee on the ADA Board of Trustees, the Committee on the New Dentist has a unique opportunity to serve on ADA councils and commissions. These appointments are as ex officio members, and they do not have the power to vote but they can speak to the issues at hand. And the assigned CND member can take those experiences back to the CND. Currently the CND has a presence on 12 different Councils. Six are listed here. The others are the Councils on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations, ADA Sessions, Dental Benefit Programs, Government Affairs, Members Insurance and Retirement Programs and ADPAC.
The Committee also works through the New Dentist Committee Network (NDCN) which currently consists of more than 200 state and local committees working for new dentists. This network provides a vital communication resource between the ADA and new dentists, as well as a forum for new dentists to discuss their issues and concerns. The network is a good place to start when you want to talk about an issue for new dentists. And also a way to stay involved with organized dentistry after graduation. Contact your state society. The CND encourages dental societies to have their own new dentist committee. We help to train and advance the role of the committees in the Network, which offer resources and programs at the local and state level. If your state society doesn’t have a new dentist committee, contact us. We can help you start one. [SPEAKER: Talk about your experience at the state level – how did you get started?]
Get your issues heard and make an impact on policy! Here’s how the process works: Talk to your CND representative at the State level State representatives present to the CND district representative The CND makes recommendations to the Board Then the board presents to the House.
A few closing thoughts: As you can see, organized dentistry is the work of many people, groups and organizations. Together we help to uphold the strength of the profession. We make sure our voices are heard in Washington and at the state level. [Speaker: Compliment those who are attending the conference for participating and leading. Add your own personal thoughts/stories on organized dentistry strengths and successes] Photos: Left: ASDA Externs in ADA Science Labs Right: Courtesy of ASDA
We are here to help you. If you have questions about the committee, have ideas to share, want to connect to dentists in your area -- feel free to contact your district representative. Photo: 2009-2010 CND Members at ADA 24th New Dentist Conference in San Diego
Thank you for listening. Remember to keep in touch with the ADA when you move and settle in to practice. Apply for dentist membership and we hope you’ll get involved and make the most of the experience. And please feel free to contact the ADA staff. They are there to help you!
Thank you for listening. Open up for questions if time permits [Speaker: Consider Adding a personal photo to this page]
Dr. kosel cnd presentation august 2010
ADA Committee on the
Dr. Eric Kosel, Illinois
District 8 Representative to the CND
What’s on your mind?
You’ll make it.
We can help.
Future New Dentists = You
Who is a new dentist anyway?
New Dentist Needs
Why a new dentist committee?
Who is looking out for you?
To serve as the voice of the new dentist within
the ADA, representing new dentists’ views to the
ADA Board of Trustees and other agencies; to
monitor and anticipate new dentist needs and
advocate for the development of member
benefits, services and resources to facilitate
professional and practice success; and to foster
the next generation of leadership within
organized dentistry by building community and
facilitating new dentist leadership development
at all three levels of the tripartite.
CND Activities and Resources
• New Dentist Conference
“Most motivational dental meeting of the
CND Activities and Resources
• ADA New Dentist News
• Golden Apple Awards
• New Dentist Resource Kit
CND Activities and Resources
•Speak to Dental Students
New Dentist Issues
• 46 states plus D.C. and Puerto Rico offer
licensure by credentials
• Many states accept results of more than one
New Dentist Issues
•State and Local Dental Societies
•New Dentist Committees
•State Society Road Maps
Committee on the New Dentist
•17 total: one from each ADA district
•Appointed by ADA Board of Trustees
• ASDA Liaison
•Chair: Dr. Ruchi Sahota (CA)
•Vice Chair: Dr. Robert Leland (MA)
Committee on the New Dentist
Where else is the CND heard?
• Dental Education and Licensure
• Dental Practice
• Scientific Affairs
• Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs
Committee on the New Dentist
New Dentist Committee Network