Category Archives: Center for Professional Success

Is your practice prepared for an opioid emergency?

A 2018 ADA survey of active, licensed dentists suggests that many ADA members have already taken steps to deal with medical emergencies in the office. Nearly 97 percent of those who replied said that they have a plan for handling medical emergencies, more than 93 percent keep an emergency medical kit with drugs on hand, and more than… Read More »

Free webinar to address strategic practice planning

A free Nov. 8 ADA webinar, “GPS Managing Finances Webinar: Making More Dollars and Sense Through Strategic Practice Planning,” will focus on how dentists can create an easy-to-follow strategic practice development and business plan to improve the practice’s bottom line. The program is scheduled from noon-1 p.m. CDT. Sponsored by the Council on Dental Practice, this program recaps… Read More »

Employment Agreement resources from the ADA Center for Professional Success

Signing an employment contract can be stressful for any recent graduate starting a new job. To help new dentists understand the legal terms and conditions typically seen in one of these contracts, the Center for Professional Success provides a free publication for members titled “Dentist Employment Agreements: A Guide to Key Legal Provisions.” This material is no substitute… Read More »

Optimism, expansion highlight survey of ADA members

The Quarterly Business Survey of ADA members sponsored by ADA Member Advantage in cooperation with the Center for Professional Success finds that many dental practice owners are optimistic about the U.S. economy and are looking to expand. More than 80 percent of practice owners say that they are planning to invest in their practice during 2018, and are… Read More »

Decoding Dental Benefits: Electronic funds transfers

Electronic funds transfer may become the preferred payment method for third-party payers but protections for dentists need to be in place. This is according to the ADA Center for Dental Benefits, Coding and Quality and echoed by ADA President Joseph P. Crowley. “Technology makes it possible to be more efficient, both in our front-of-office processes and with our… Read More »

Decoding Dental Benefits: Contract clauses

 Dental benefits and third-party payer issues are often rated among the most important concerns confronting dentists, and are the source of many calls to the staff of the ADA Center for Dental Benefits, Coding and Quality each day. And many of those calls concern the complicated legal language in clauses that proliferate in the contracts. “Above all else,… Read More »