The American Student Dental Association held its Annual Session in Boston Feb. 18-21. More than 600 students attended the meeting to help advance the profession of dentistry and be more “ASDA Awesome.”
Highlights at the event include the business meeting of the House of Delegates, elections of ASDA national leaders, the Dental Expo, prominent speakers within dentistry addressing hot topics, and awards recognizing the achievements of ASDA chapters and members. The meeting concludes with a celebratory gala.
Students, new dentists and ADA leaders interacted throughout the meeting.
Dr. Carol Gomez Summerhays, ADA president-elect, poses with a University of the Pacific dental student at ASDA’s annual session in Boston.
Drs. Dan Hammer (left) and Andrew Read-Fuller, new dentists and past ASDA leaders, engage students at the ASDA meeting.
(From left) James J. Williamson, New Hampshire Dental Society executive director; Dr. Jonathan Shenkin, ADA first vice president; Dr. Carol Gomez Summerhays, ADA president-elect; Dr. Anthony Giamberardino, Massachusetts Dental Society president pose for a photo at ASDA’s annual session in Boston.
Dr. Timothy Oh, New Dentist Committee District 1 representative and Maine Dental Association president, poses for a photo with student leaders from the University of New England College of Dental Medicine: (From left) Dzhuliya Servetnik, Ava Lindery and Katie Hunt.
Dr. Jeffrery Cole, ADA Trustee of the Fourth District, (second from left), meets with dental students during ASDA’s annual session.
The New Dentist Committee held their first meeting of the year today at ADA Headquarters to discuss a variety of topics including NDC priorities, networking and leadership, engagement and outreach and new dentist issues.
The meeting, set to continue Jan. 31, also included a tour of the new ADA Video Studio, along with receiving reports from ADA staff on the ADA Strategic Plan, the Diversity and Inclusion Plan and dental school programs and strategies.
The Committee is an ADA volunteer agency comprised of 17 volunteers representing the ADA districts, serving four-year terms. All members must have graduated from dental school less than 10 years ago at his/her term start. The New Dentist Committee serves as the voice of the new dentist. As a committee of the Board, their primary purpose is to advise the Board of Trustees on matters relating to new dentists. They also review and advise the Board on member benefits and the member experience from a new dentist perspective as well as on policy affecting new dentists. The Board recently approved a charter for the New Dentist Committee that more clearly defines its responsibilities.
For more information on the New Dentist Committee, how to contact your representatives or to get involved, click here.
Here are some photos from their meeting during a strategic discussion on evaluating ADA member benefits:
(Left) Dr. Michael LeBlanc, NDC chair and District 12, and Dr. Chris Hasty, NDC vice-chair and District 5
Drs. Andrea Janik, District 15, and Eric Childs, District 9
Dr. Martin Smallidge, District 4
Dr. Lindsay Yates
The latest issue of the New Dentist News is now available online.
The October 2014 issue includes articles to help new dentists with marketing, finances and handling ethical dilemmas.
Inside this issue include:
- Marketing snapshot — How one practice does it.
- Marketing the dental practice: Know the rules.
- Working with a marketing firm.
- Advice from a lender: Be prepared before seeking a practice loan.
- Tap the ADA Ethics Hotline for ethical dilemmas.
To read the New Dentist News, click here.
What tips have you learned when it comes to marketing your dental practice or yourself as a dentist?
While you’re packing and planning your itinerary, here is some information that will help make your trip to ADA2014 smooth sailing:
Check the mail … every individual registered for the meeting will receive a separate mailing packet with their badge and tickets, even if several individuals from the same office or household registered. Packets may not arrive at the same time.
Check your badge for admittance code … everyone attending the Opening General Session and Distinguished Speaker Series featuring President George W. Bush Oct. 9, 9-10:30 a.m. at the Alamodome, must be pre-registered and have a bar code, like the one shown at right, on their badge for entry. (If your badge does not have a bar code, you must log back in to your registration, add the event, then reprint your badge on-site.) The bar code allows admittance for a one-time entry and is nontransferable.
Tickets for the Welcome Celebration, Oct. 9, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Historic Sunset Station, and the New Dentist Reception, Oct. 10, 5:30-7 p.m. at the convention center, Lonesome Dove Room, are still available. Purchase online, on-site at the registration area in the convention center or at the door.
Use your smart phone: the ADA 2014 mobile app will be available Oct. 1. Users will be able to sync their course schedule to the mobile app and get updated course information, exhibitor listings, show specials and more.
For more details on what you need to know before you go, click here.
New Dentist Reception at the ADA’s 2013 annual meeting in New Orleans.
New dentists seeking to connect with their peers and enjoy the big and bold Texas ambiance at the ADA 2014 — America’s Dental Meeting can attend the New Dentist Reception from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Lonesome Dove Room.
Dentists who graduated from dental school less than 10 years ago and dental students are invited to attend.
“The New Dentist Reception affords a valuable opportunity for young dentists and dental students to interact at America’s dental meeting,” said Dr. Brian M. Schwab, New Dentist Committee chair. “This is a time and place where younger dentists and students can focus on networking, leadership idea exchange and engagement, and camaraderie during the annual meeting. This sell-out event is also a blast to attend because there is music, food, drinks and fun atmosphere.”
Tickets are required for entry (limit two tickets per person). Those who registered in advance can log back into their registration and print their tickets in the Registration Area in Hall A/B Lobby. Guests must be 21 years old or older. Tickets are $30 per person on-site and can be purchased at the door of the event, which includes food and drinks. The New Dentist Reception is provided by the generous support of Wells Fargo Practice Finance.
Visit ADA.org/meeting to register.
Congratulations to the dentists and new dentist committees honored July 19 at the 12th Annual New Dentist Committee Awards Luncheon in Kansas City, Missouri.
Recipients were chosen based on a demonstrated commitment to new dentists and dental students through their enthusiasm, volunteerism and dedication to the future of the profession. The 2014 awards and recipients were:
New dentist leader: Dr. Dustin Burleson, the 2014-15 president of the Greater Kansas City Dental Society, accepts the Golden Apple Award for New Dentist Leadership.
Outstanding program: Dr. Larry Dougherty, chair of the San Antonio District Dental Society Committee on the New Dentist, accepts the New Dentist Committee Outstanding Program Award of Excellence. The committee had formed a fantasy football league that provided a unique networking opportunity for practicing dentists, residents and corporate sponsor representatives.
Outstanding committee: (From left) Ms. Kathy Ridley, Mr. Bryce Larson, Dr. Brenden Moon, Dr. Andy Wiers, Dr. Jill McMahon and Dr. Samantha Arnold, staff and members of the Illinois State Dental Society New Dentist Committee, hold up their plaque for the Outstanding New Dentist Committee.
Legislative leader: Dr. Christopher Herzog of the Washington State Dental Association is the recipient of the Golden Apple Award for New Dentist Legislative Leadership. Dr. Dan Bruce, ADA New Dentist Committee 11th District representative, accepted the award on Dr. Herzog’s behalf.
Dr. Christopher Herzog
Dr. Chris Hasty, New Dentist Committee liaison to the Council on ADA Sessions
The latest ADA News reported that the New Dentist Committee is seeking input from dental students and new dentists on the re-envisioned New Dentist Conference set for 2015.
In an effort to reach more new dentists and optimize resources, the annual New Dentist Conference is trying something new — holding next year’s event in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the larger ADA 2015 — America’s Dental Meeting.
The New Dentist Committee (NDC) has formed a workgroup to develop a vision and mission for the new dentist programming at the annual meeting, beginning with 2015.
“It is my hope that through collaboration between the NDC and the Council on ADA Sessions (CAS), we will truly be able to give new dentists the benefits of two meetings in one,” said Dr. Chris Hasty, NDC liaison to the CAS.
“If we can succeed at this, the Association and the NDC will be able to reach more new dentists, and hopefully attract new dentists and future leaders to the ADA and America’s Dental Meeting.”
Dental students and new dentists should contact their NDC representative to provide feedback.
Check out the full story here.
Dr. Jill McMahon, ADA New Dentist Committee member, speaks during the Aug. 15-16 Council on Members Insurance and Retirement Programs meeting.
What do new dentists think? Dr. Jill McMahon, ADA New Dentist Committee member, participated in the Aug. 15 and 16 Council on Members Insurance and Retirement Programs (CMIRP) meeting to share just that.
Dr. McMahon, who serves as an ex officio member to CMIRP, updated the council on NDC activities and offered the new dentist viewpoint throughout the meeting. As a standing committee of the ADA Board of Trustees, the NDC has a unique opportunity to participate in ADA councils and commissions on issues affecting new dentists.
“It’s really important for ADA to offer valuable benefits for new dentists and to also communicate that information in the way that makes sense to them,” said Dr. McMahon. “That’s part of my job as the NDC rep — to make sure the other ADA councils understand this view and keep it front of mind.”
CMIRP is the agency of the ADA whose purpose is to enhance the value of ADA membership by overseeing the sponsored insurance and endorsed retirement programs and by aiding dentists in the management of their personal and professional risks through educational activities, informational programs and services.
The New Dentist Committee has representation on 11 other ADA councils and the ADPAC Board. For more information on how the ADA is organized, visit the ADA Leadership and Governance Web page.