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Welcome to the Academy of General


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Welcome to the Academy of General

  1. 1. Welcome to the Academy of General Dentistry’s (AGD) Presentation Shaping Your Future Today: Finding Your Passion in General Dentistry Presented by {add presenter name}
  2. 2. What is the AGD? <ul><li>The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is the second largest dental association in the world with 35,000 members </li></ul><ul><li>The AGD is exclusively dedicated to serving the needs and interests of the general dentist. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>AGD provides members with the resources and tools they need to succeed </li></ul><ul><li>AGD fosters professional development and camaraderie </li></ul><ul><li>AGD makes the transition into practice easier </li></ul><ul><li>AGD protects and supports the profession through advocacy efforts </li></ul>Core Purpose: To advance the value and excellence of general dentistry
  4. 4. What does that mean to you? <ul><li>Once you’ve completed dental school, continuing education helps you develop proficiency in practicing dentistry </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development offers a way of benchmarking and tracking your progress towards developing proficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Pursuing lifelong learning such as the Fellowship and Mastership helps you to develop camaraderie with like-minded professionals </li></ul>
  5. 5. Just a few things about me <ul><li>{add key personal information about presenter} </li></ul>
  6. 6. What’s on YOUR mind?
  7. 7. Getting Started <ul><li>Goal Setting (chapter 1) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing personal and professional goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilizing the goal setting outline </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Developing a Business Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encompasses goals and maps out your plans </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Practice and Post-Grad Options <ul><li>Practice Options (chapter 2) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How to practice? It’s a personal choice. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Associateship </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Purchasing an existing practice </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Opening a new practice </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Postgraduate Options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Residencies and Specialties </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Did you know? AGD members who are interested in pursuing the AGD Fellowship </li></ul><ul><li>Award and complete an AEGD or GPR residency program can receive up to 250 </li></ul><ul><li>CE credit hours toward the 500 hour requirement. Many constituents also offer a </li></ul><ul><li>FellowTrack program to help prepare pre-Fellows in pursuing this prestigious </li></ul><ul><li>award. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Systems Development (chapter 4) <ul><li>What is systems development? </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing your day to day operations for your practice </li></ul><ul><li>Chart maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Accounts receivable/collections </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking your numbers (yes, all of them) </li></ul><ul><li>Appointment control </li></ul><ul><li>Continuing care </li></ul><ul><li>Inventory control </li></ul><ul><li>Recall, recall, recall </li></ul>
  10. 10. Systems Development (cont’d) <ul><li>Staffing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A practice is only as good as the team who runs it. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The basics of a workable system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commitment and communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hiring and firing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dental Laboratories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What to expect and what to look for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small versus large? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certified Dental Technicians (CDT) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Did you know? AGD offers an online Career Center where you can post your </li></ul><ul><li>resume or curriculum vita and search for practice or employment opportunities. </li></ul>
  11. 11. What about all of the debt? <ul><li>Debt Management (chapter 6) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Average dental school debt is around $200,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowing your credit score </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good debt vs. bad debt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your plan to get out of debt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing a personal and practice budget </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Turning your career into a passion <ul><li>Network and Get Involved! (chapter 7) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find a mentor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Join a local study club </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get involved in national and local professional associations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Did you know? AGD offers many ways to connect with some of the best and brightest in </li></ul><ul><li>the dental profession. From the AGD Annual Meeting & Exhibits to the Future Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Conference to the online Member Forums , it’s easy to stay involved! </li></ul>
  13. 13. Turning your career into a passion (cont’d) <ul><li>Continuing Education (chapter 8) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps keep you at your best </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lifelong learning is essential to staying informed, up to date and on the cutting edge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your patients will notice the difference and appreciate it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Different types of continuing education </li></ul><ul><li>Did you know? The AGD offers a variety of continuing education opportunities? With </li></ul><ul><li>more than 40 hands-on courses offered at the AGD Annual Meeting & Exhibits , FREE </li></ul><ul><li>online AGD CE to members, Self-Instruction through General Dentistry and many local </li></ul><ul><li>courses offered through constituents, AGD is always at the forefront of continuing </li></ul><ul><li>education and lifelong learning. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Turning your career into a passion (cont’d) <ul><li>Organized Dentistry (chapter 9) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing professional relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The importance of participating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Philanthropy and giving back to the community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finding the right organizations for you </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Did you know? AGD Foundation’s Special Olympics, Special Smiles is a partnership between the AGD </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation and the Special Olympics to help identify providers for primary dental care for Special </li></ul><ul><li>Olympics and to provide dental screenings at Special Olympic events and in-office dental </li></ul><ul><li>care for the athletes, their families, their care-givers. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Your Checklist to Success <ul><li>Located in the back of the student manual </li></ul><ul><li>Helps you to organize your to-do list and keep you on track </li></ul>
  16. 16. Anything else?
  17. 17. <ul><li>More questions? </li></ul><ul><li>{add presenter and local AGD contact information} . </li></ul><ul><li>Want to join? </li></ul><ul><li>Fill out the provided membership application and turn in at the end of the session. For more information or to join online, visit . </li></ul>Thank you…and good luck!