While Black dentists make up less than 3% of all dentists in the U.S., they contribute significantly to the overall health and development of a large portion of the population. A healthy NDA benefits us all by addressing the needs of people of color and their communities, and helping them live longer, healthier, more productive lives.
Why Join NDA?
“A Healthy NDA Builds Healthy Careers”
The National Dental Association provides education, support and programs for Black Dentists through every stage of their professional life.
From Student to Professional
Graduating from Dental School or in Residency? Connect with your peers for support, or seasoned NDA members to learn from their experience.
Completing residency or new to the profession? NDA provides Continuing Education (CE) credits and career advice including financial management through our partners.
Professional Growth & Practice Development
Looking to expand your practice, or prepare for retirement? NDA can connect you with other African American dentists and resources you can trust for business advice or expansion of skills.
Looking for opportunities to teach, train young dentists, or provide services to the community? NDA can connect you to ways you can use your expertise for the betterment of all.
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News & Blog
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Unlocking Access to Oral Health: NDA Participates in Panel Discussion Hosted by ‘The Hill’ Newspaper
On Thursday, September 20, 2022, Dr. Cheryl Lee, NDA President, represented NDA in an online conversation entitled, "Unlocking Access to Oral Health," hosted by The Hill newspaper and sponsored by CareQuest. Watch the video recording below:
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