New Dentist Now: "Life as a new dentist – let's talk about it"

New Dentist Now, a blog created by the New Dentist Committee of the ADA, features resources for new dentists and dental students, plus dental profession insights, news and more. The first of its kind in concept and execution, this blog represents how the ADA is innovating and tailoring it's approach to better connect with the new dentist audience. Click here to visit the blog. 

The ODA has many events targeted specifically to new dentists. Don't miss out on opportunities to earn CE hours, socialize with your peers and become more involved in organized dentistry! These meetings and events are for ANY New Dentist, practicing 10 years or less. Please contact the ODA at 405.848.8873 to register for an event or for more information. 

Upcoming Seminar: 

New Dentist After Hours CE

"Endodontic File Separation/Mishaps"
Thursday, February 20, 2014
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Meadow Brooke Country Club
9300 E. 81st Street
Tulsa, OK 74113

FREE to ODA Members
Food, drinks, and 1 hour of CE Credit


Course Description:
Learn how you can decrease the likelihood of breaking an instrument during root canal treatment and management of the procedure/tooth after the mishap has occurred. This course will help you manage the case and have the greatest impact on the post-op prognosis for teeth with broken files in their canal(s). You will be equipped with knowledge to help provide sufficient patient care during root canal treatment even if file separation occurs. 

Please contact Chelsea Canada at or 405.848.8873 to RSVP by February 17.



The Oklahoma Dental Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The Oklahoma Dental Association designates each session a number of hours of continuing education credit. 

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at


Previous Seminars: 
5/17/12 New Dentist After Hours - "Oral Surgery Mash Up: Tips for the GP" Presented by Drew Wendelkin, DDS

1/5/2012: ODA After Hours New Dentist CE Tulsa - "An Update on Implants" Presented by Chris Mastin, DDS

11/21/08: ODA New Dentist Seminar CE - “How to Unlock the Wealth in Your Dental Practice
Presented by Troy Patton

10/08/09: ODA After Hours New Dentist CE - “Pearls of Oral Surgery for the General Practitioner
Presented by Dr. Craig Wooten

10/23/09: ODA New Dentist Seminar CE - “Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office
Presented by Dr. Mel Hawkins

2/25/10: ODA After Hours New Dentist CE - "Socket Preservation Therapy" 
Presented by Dr. Bernie Wynn

9/30/11: ODA After Hours New Dentist CE
By: Dr. Jacob Hager

11/30/11 - ODA After Hours New Dentist CE  - "The Artistic Dentist: Excellence with Direct Anterior and Posterior Composite"
By: Dr. Jose Luis Ruiz

9/22/11: ODA After Hours New Dentist CE - "Pediatric Dentistry" Presented by Thai-an Doan, DDS

10/21/11: ODA New Dentist Seminar CE  -  Periodontist, Dr. Jacob Hager - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Edmund Braly - Joe Strunk, Alexander & Strunk Insurance - ethics 


For the handouts or more information on past courses please contact Jerrell Welch.