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Can you make a final impression in 20 minutes without a lab custom tray? Want to learn how while earning CE?

ADA365 logoWatch the complete fabrication of an implant overdenture prosthesis from start to finish in the ADA365 presentation Seeing is Believing on Friday, February 7, 2014.

View the latest methods in a digital examination and the newest impression and jaw recording procedures. Everything except the actual laboratory procedure is shown right in front of the camera, giving you an ideal perspective.

Seeing is Believing with instructor Joseph Massad, DDS

Friday, February 7, 2014

11 am-3 pm CST

Fee: $99 (ADA members only)

CE Credits: 2.5

This webcast is a presentation of one of the most popular Education in the Round courses from the ADA 2013 annual meeting. Only ADA members can earn CE credit by watching this webinar. Dr. Massad will also be available afterward to answer your questions and to offer a sneak preview of the courses he will be presenting at ADA 2014 – America’s Dental Meeting, Oct. 9-14 in San Antonio.

After this course, you will be able to:

1. Make a final impression in 20 minutes without a lab custom tray

2. Complete a jaw recording with a gothic arch tracing device

3. Create a cameo impression

To register, visit ADA.org/ADA365

Let’s Talk about Barbecue

BarbequeThe Kansas City Barbeque Society reports that Kansas City has more barbecue restaurants per capita than any other American city.

Apart from the delightful fact that there is such a thing as a barbecue society, this information is important to you for two reasons:

  •  A person who has enjoyed some barbecue is a person who will soon be wishing he or she had some dental floss.
  • The 28th ADA New Dentist Conference is taking place in Kansas City, Missouri July 17-19, 2014 at Sheraton Kansas City, Crown Center (mark your calendar).

The Conference includes:

  • hands-on endodontic and implant CE courses at UMKC School of Dentistry
  • a full day of leadership development
  • Friday night social event at KC Live! In the Power & Light District
  • breakfast-and-learn sessions; all-inclusive lunches

Barbecue consumption by attendees is entirely optional, but highly recommended. If you have a suggestion for Kansas City barbecue, be sure to leave it in the comments!

Not going to New Orleans? Join the ADA Meeting Online at ADA365

Annual Session LogoGo to ADA.org/ADA365 and you can

•    watch President Bill Clinton’s address live on Thursday, October 31 (not available on-demand)

•    view Education in the Round courses

•    sit in on the hottest lectures

•    take a virtual tour of the Dental Office Design Center.

Access to ADA365 is free to members; non-members can sign up for $50. Visit ADA.org/ADA365 to join the experience!

Looking for CE? While continuing education credit is not offered on ADA365, select courses from the 2013 meeting, including the Pride Institute Technology Expo will be available at ADA CE Online for credit after the meeting. To learn more about ADA CE Online, including unlimited access through the ADA CE Online Loyalty program, visit ADA CE Online at ADACEOnline.org.

All this CE for One Flat Fee

ADA CE Online logoThe ADA CE Online Loyalty Program gives you access to the entire ADA CE Online course library for one year and one flat fee of $479 for ADA members (non-members pay $719.) Take as few or as many courses as you like – as the course library grows, so do your CE options!

Choose from a variety of educational courses featuring embedded video, live-patient dental procedures, and case study examples to enhance your education.

Imagine having a library of CE courses at your fingertips for one year and never having to search for an online CE opportunity again!

If you’d like to learn more, or if you are ready to get started visit ADACEonline.org.

Spend a Haunted Halloween in New Orleans

Follow the New Dentist Track at Annual Session

Follow the New Dentist Track at Annual Session

Don’t miss your chance to partake in the revelry during Halloween weekend in New Orleans. From haunted houses to costume parades, this could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience!After earning your CE credits, hop on over to the 2013 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, aka Voodoo Fest. Headliners include Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, Kid Rock, Calvin Harris, Bassnector, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and more!

The ADA New Dentist Committee wants you to make the most of your experience at the ADA Annual Session October 31-November 3, 2013 in New Orleans. Download this two page PDF that highlights everything you need including information about:

  • New Dentist Reception (exclusively for new dentists and dental students)
  • Distinguished Speaker Series — President Bill Clinton
  • Mission of Mercy event

Download The New Dentist’s Guide to the ADA Annual Session (PDF)

Follow the New Dentist Track

Follow the New Dentist Track at Annual Session

Follow the New Dentist Track at Annual Session

Let’s face it—planning your CE courses at ADA Annual Session can be a little daunting with over 300 lectures and interactive learning events to choose from. Where do you start?

May we suggest the New Dentist Track? These 21 courses were selected in consultation with the ADA New Dentist Committee, and they cover both clinical and practice management topics.

One course in the track is Here’s How I Did It: Real Talk from New Dentists in Private Practice (Course Code: 5317), a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Chris Salierno. This open-forum course focuses on practice management for the new dentist. Audience members will submit questions from the floor. The course addresses practice management topics such as operations, financial management, marketing and human resources.

Important All courses – even free ones, like Here’s How I Did It – are ticketed and must be reserved through the registration system. Join the conversation; register today.

Make the Most out of Your New Orleans Experience

The New Dentist's Guide to the ADA Annual Session Make the most of your experience at the ADA Annual Session October 31-November 3, 2013 in New Orleans. Download this two page PDF that highlights everything you need to get the most from your Annual Session experience:

 Download The New Dentist’s Guide to the ADA Annual Session (PDF)

Haven’t registered yet? Advance registration deadline is Friday, September 20 at 5 p.m. CDT. Register Now.

Not attending this year? Visit ADA 365, the online extension of the Annual Session. Through ADA 365 the ADA will offer live streaming of a variety of Annual Session courses and give you a taste of what attendees experience on-site.

The ADA New Dentist Conference 2013–Some Pictures!

Having a great time at the 2013 New Dentist Conference

Having a great time at the 2013 New Dentist Conference

Learning more at the 2013 New Dentist Conference

Learning more at the 2013 New Dentist Conference

Chatting with vendors at the 2013 New Dentist Conference

Chatting with vendors at the 2013 New Dentist Conference

Serious discussion at the 2013 New Dentist Conference

A serious discussion at the 2013 New Dentist Conference

Earning CE credits at the 2013 New Dentist Conference

Earning CE credits at the 2013 New Dentist Conference

Lunch

Lunch!

Dr Brandon Seto at the 2013 New Dentist Conference

Dr Brandon Seto at the 2013 New Dentist Conference

Social Media, Leadership & You

The ADA Practical Guide to Social Media PlanningRita Zamora just concluded the CE course Social Media, Leadership & You at the 27th New Dentist Conference. Earlier this year ADA New Dentist News spoke with Zamora about using social media in your dental practice. Here are three tips she gave ADA New Dentist News for upgrading your professional presence online:

Show, Don’t Say your Practice Values If marketing is an opportunity for you to say what your values are, then social media is the place to show those values. If one of your values is family-friendliness, then your social media presence should demonstrate your comfort with kids and awareness of the challenges parents face.

Social Media is Social Don’t be the bore at the party who talks about work the whole time. If you are fortunate enough to have a dog, a cat or a baby, you have some of the most popular ingredients for popular social media. If sharing those topics doesn’t work for you, you can post about training for a marathon, hand-tying your own flies for an upcoming fishing trip, or volunteering at a food bank. Like any conversation, it’s worth making the effort to navigate the space between “too impersonal” and “too much information.”

Not Dry, Not Drowning, Just Drip If you never update your social media, your online presence can grow dry and uninteresting. But posting too frequently can drown users in a sea of low-quality content. It’s best to drip out high-quality posts over time and reinforce a message of quality, not quantity.

Interested in learning more about using social media in a way that makes sense for your practice? Pick up The ADA Practical Guide to Social Media Planning. Learn how to use social media in a way that will engage potential and existing patients; make your practice more visible in a growing sea of online information and protect and further your professional reputation online.

How about you—do you have a plan for using social media to support your professional goals? Let us know in the comments. And don’t forget to follow the conference at #NDC2013.