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For New Dentists

The purpose of the MDA Committee on the New Dentists is the integration of dentists less than 10 years out of dental school into dental practice and organized dentistry.  It is the duty of this committee to identify the special needs of the new dentists and propose practical and feasible activities, which will enable the MDA in meeting these needs. 

The following programs and activities are supported and/or sponsored by the MDA New Dentist Committee:

  • ADA Conference on the New Dentist
    This annual conference gives attendees the opportunity to network with their peers and learn from experts in the topics dental profession. This unique opportunity to learn and grow professionally is provided by the Committee on the New Dentist with the support of the ADA and generous sponsors.
  • Contact Dentist Network - District Representatives on CND
    The goal of the component contact dentist program is to have one or two dentists in each district contact new dentists to familiarize them with the services and programs offered by the Mississippi Dental Association. 
  • Guide to Starting a Successful Practice in Mississippi
    The MDA designed the guide specifically for the newly practicing dentists, as a one-stop resource guide for information on common practice issues and MDA member benefits. Download a copy of the Guide to Starting a Successful Practice in Mississippi here.

For further information about the MDA Committee on the New Dentist, please contact: Tamra Shepherd at 601-664-9691 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

"My New Dentist Life" blog

For the next 12 months, Dr. Emily Hobart, a 2015 graduate of Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine, will candidly share her stories and lifestyle online prednisone experiences — the highs and lows — of her first year as a new dentist in the latest New Dentist Now blog series called "My New Dentist Life".Her first post talks about the whirlwind of finding and interviewing for a job, the licensure process, graduation and relocating across the country to South Carolina to start her new job. 


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