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.

Check back regularly for more details about upcoming MATCH events. After registering, you will be contacted by the ODA to gather more information to enhance and personalize the process.

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

New Dentist Zoo Day

The ODA Subcouncil on New Dentists hosts events for new dentists throughout the year.  New Dentist Zoo day is a fun day at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for new dentists and their families.

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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