ODA Resources for New Dentists

Welcome to dentistry!  Whether you have just graduated from dental school or recently joined the dental profession, the ODA is here to advocate, inform, and serve our dentists. We understand the challenges of getting started. So we’ve organized support, solutions, and savings to make it easier to navigate your new profession.

MATCH Events

Meet Dentists Who are Hiring an Associate

The ODA Subcouncil on New Dentists hosts organized MATCH events to help dentists, dental residents, and dental students who are looking for a job match up with dentists who are preparing for a practice transition or looking to expand their practice.

We host these free events in conjunction with the ODA Leadership Institute and ODA Annual Session. ODA members looking to sell a practice, buy a practice, hire an associate, or become an associate are all invited to attend this unique event.

The next MATCH event will be held in conjunction with the 2022 ODA Annual Session. Click here for more information on the 2022 ODA Annual Session.

Attendees are not required or guaranteed to make a “MATCH” at the event.

Endorsed Products & Discounts

Options for New Dentists

As a new dentist and ODA member, we’ve got you covered.

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Social Events

Social Event for New Dentists, Dental Residents and Dental Students

The ODA Subcouncil on New Dentists hosts several social events throughout the year specifically for dentists in practice 10 years or less! Below is a summary of upcoming events designed specifically for new dentists:
  • New Dentist Zoo Day with the ODA
  • New Dentist Social at the 2022 ODA Annual Session
  • New Dentist Event at a Columbus Clippers game in conjunction with the 2022 ODA Annual Session
More details will be available soon!

Loan Repayment

Ohio Dentist Loan Repayment Program

The Ohio Dentist Loan Repayment Program provides loan repayment for dentists who practice in a designated shortage area, treat Medicaid patients, and provide care to patients regardless of their ability to pay.

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Contract Analysis

Receiving a clear, concise explanation of the terms of a provider contract may help you decide if participating with such a plan is best for you and your patients. It may also help you avoid unpleasant surprises under the contract in the future. Our Contract Analysis service is an exclusive ODA-Member benefit.

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