Resources for New Dentists

Becoming an Active Member

To transfer from Student Membership to Active Membership, complete the formal application, indicating the new category of membership. An application fee is not required for current members changing classification of membership; the current annual dues are required upon approval.

Recent graduate are afforded one year dues-waived and two years of reduced membership dues at 50 percent off the full active membership dues rate if they have maintained continuous membership. They must convert your membership to Active Status by Dec 31 in the year of graduation.

Recent Graduates who converted their membership to Active Status are eligible for reduced registration fees at Annual Session up to 50% for their first and second year out of their pediatric dental residency program.


New Pediatric Dentist Events

New Pediatric Dentist Happy Hour at Annual Session
Each year, this ticketed event hosted by the AAPD allows old and new friends to meet for a happy hour event in an exclusive nighclub.


Helpful AAPD Links

AAPD Career Center AAPD is pleased to announce that AAPD Career Center has launched with a new look and enhanced features to help employers post jobs and job seekers find jobs.  This updated version of our classified ads streamlines the process and matches the best candidates with the best jobs quicker than ever before. Please take a few moments to create an account on the new AAPD Career Center by going to to post your profile and resume for employers to search.

Practice Management Archives This online archive gathers links to articles on risk management, practice managment and marketing, financial strategies, issues in dental coding, and legal matters impacting the practice of pediatric dentistry.


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The New Dentist Guide to Beginning Practice
The New Pediatric Dentist Committee of the AAPD created this useful guide to help new pediatric dentists begin their own practices. The manual covers career opportunities, office management and professional certifications.

The Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry
The fourth edition Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry is the premier reference for pediatric dentists and other health professionals. Designed to serve as a quick reference guide, the handbook is a must-have addition to every practice.

Disability Insurance through Treloar and Heisel
A serious disability due to either illness or accident might completely eliminate your ability to practice. Disability income insurance is, therefore, essential and should be among your first priorities. Helps to protect a portion of your income. This policy can provide benefits at substantial savings up to percent.