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American Dental Association Holds ADA 2018 Conference in Honolulu

Posted by Harrison Friedes on Tue, Oct 09, 2018 @ 08:45 AM

If your dentist is in a noticeably cheerier mood this fall, it could be because he/she just attended a five-day conference held by the American Dental Association (ADA) in Honolulu, HI. This year’s conference, ADA 2018, takes place October 18 – 22 and features a wide variety  of educational sessions as well as notable speakers, a tradeshow and networking events.

The American Dental Association exists to power the profession of dentistry and to assist members in advancing the overall oral health of their patients. Current membership stands near 161,000.

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Tags: MED-RDC, Dentists

Conference Targets Managers of Dental Offices

Posted by Harrison Friedes on Tue, Jun 12, 2018 @ 09:38 AM

My first grade self was in the back of mom's car. As usual, I was contemplating what I could do to earn my freedom from the unwanted tasks my parents kept serving me. A conference for managers of dental offices was the furthest thing from my mind.

“Hey Mom? Why do we have to brush our teeth?"

Mom answered, "Because … your teeth will rot if you don't."

On principle, I wasn't willing to let that sit: "Cavemen didn't and they were fine!"

I sat back, anticipating permanent liberation from dental hygienic practices.

"Yeah," Mom replied, "and cavemen died at 30."

That day, I learned that (1) being a caveman was no longer a realistic opportunity for my future; and (2) teeth and dentists are important. Enter the 14th Annual Dental Management Conference on July 19 – 21 in San Antonio, Texas — an excellent choice for continuing education units (CEU), networking opportunities, and learning invaluable material in the company of other managers of dental offices.

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American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 2018 Conference Preview

Posted by Jessica Beaudry on Wed, Mar 28, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

On April 18 – 21, U.S. dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, lab technicians, office personnel and patient coordinators in cosmetic dentistry will travel to the McCormick Place Lakeside Center in Chicago, Illinois for the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) 2018 Conference. The 34th annual scientific session will present new and enhanced educational opportunities for dental professionals at all levels and positions. The AACD 2018 program consists of:

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5 Strategies for Dental Offices to Attract New Patients

Posted by Jessica Beaudry on Thu, Feb 08, 2018 @ 11:16 AM

Dental offices recognize that building a loyal clientele is essential for both new and established practices. Allocating resources to an ongoing recruitment plan while providing exceptional oral health care and performing routine responsibilities can appear daunting. However, minimal and or unsuccessful marketing efforts can lead potential clients to competitors. To successfully increase patient numbers and revenue, U.S. Dental offices can implement the five following strategies.

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Explaining Dental Insurance to Patients

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 @ 03:29 PM

It’s important for dental offices to determine a simple method of explaining dental insurance to patients. There are many providers and plans for individuals paying their own insurance as well as those covered by employer-based policies, so it’s easy for patients to not fully grasp all of the moving parts. It helps to have a fluent office manager or front-of-house person who can review each patient’s plan and distill the detailed information down to terms that make sense.

Surprisingly, many dental offices assume patients understand the dynamics of dental insurance and don’t review coverage with new patients in advance of the first exam or treatment. That’s not the right way to start a new relationship.

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 Check Processing Services Save Lives at Medical, Dental, Veterinary Offices

Posted by Jessica Beaudry on Mon, Oct 30, 2017 @ 04:23 PM

Saving lives with check processing services? The claim is ambitious, for sure, but this article makes a solid case in proving the point. Nevertheless, we look forward to receiving feedback in the “Comments” section after viewers have assessed the content. As the saying goes, “you be the judge.”

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Tags: Medical, Veterinarians, Dentists

The AACD: a Wealth of Resources for Cosmetic Dentistry

Posted by Isabella Passey on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 @ 04:38 PM

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) is dedicated to achieving greatness in the industry of comprehensive cosmetic dentistry and promoting high standards of ethical conduct and dependable patient care. AACD does this by providing exceptional educational opportunities and important information to both the profession and the public. AACD also supports a well-respected accreditation credential and serves as a forum for the exchange of new ideas and expertise in the field.

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ADA 2017: America’s Premier Meeting for Dentists

Posted by Isabella Passey on Sat, Sep 23, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

The American Dental Association hosts ADA 2017: America’s Dental Meeting on October 19 – 23 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. This four-day conference provides dentists with the most current information and news in the world of dentistry, including an Opening General Session, Distinguished Speaker Series, New Dentist Conference, Women in Dentistry Leadership Series, tradeshow, networking opportunities and more. The event drew 21,667 attendees in 2016. Read More

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AGD2017: the Premier Meeting for General Dentistry

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 @ 03:00 PM

The Academy of General Dentistry presents AGD2017 on July 13 – 15 at Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The trade event features educational sessions, exhibits and networking opportunities addressing the needs of general dentists, dental students and dental teams.

AGD2017 is a comprehensive continuing education program accepted by the Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) and Master in the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD). Dental professionals committed to lifelong learning may attend clinical and practice management lectures, discussions and hands-on courses. Registration is free for all students, residents and recent grads who also receive:

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Dentists, Hygienists & Students at ADHA Conference

Posted by Jessica Fernandez on Wed, Jun 07, 2017 @ 12:59 PM

 

The 94th edition of the American Dental Hygienists Association Conference (ADHA) takes place June 14 – 19 in Jacksonville, Florida and will include exhibitions, sessions, CE courses, student events, and two inspiring general sessions.The ADHA Annual Conference is located at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, the preferred hotel and venue for all but two of the events. Attendees may register online.The conference helps students and hygienists advance their careers using the latest techniques and emerging  technology in conjunction with a professional networking experience. This is the only industry event offering students individualized programming to enhance their careers. 

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