Monday, Oct 21, 2013

The ADA Center for Professional Success, an online resource launched in September, is a free, one-stop shop for ADA-member dentists who are seeking resources to help them succeed as dental practitioners and small business owners. The website includes tips for choosing a career path, balancing personal and professional lives, and planning for retirement.

“Dentists spend their days making clinical decisions to provide the best treatment for their patients,” said ADA President Robert A. Faiella, D.M.D., M.M.Sc. “While caring for patients is dentists’ primary goal, they are also juggling business and personal tasks every day. The ADA Center for Professional Success allows members to focus on being a dentist while we help to streamline the rest.”

Among some of the center’s features are:

  • Financial calculators to factor loan payments and overhead expenditures
  • In-person and online practice management education
  • Ergonomic tips to reduce hand, neck and back pain
  • Patient communication strategies
  • Dental benefit resources
  • Information on buying and selling a practice
  • Marketing materials to recruit and retain patients
  • Staffing tips

New content is added regularly, so ADA members can expect to find something new each time they visit. Members can also take a virtual tour of the website and use the “Ask the ADA” feature to ask practice management and wellness questions to ADA staff.