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Schedule
Thursday, November 18
4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Registration
Friday, November 19
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast and registration
8:30 – 9:45 a.m. 

Keynote Presentation

9:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Networking Hubs

Connections Checkpoint sponsored by
Pacific-200


Pic Peak sponsored by
Heartland_Primary_Logo-200

Wellness Outpost sponsored by

protective_ada_logo-200
10 – 10:45 a.m.

Follow Their Lead: Behaviors of Great Leaders

Leaders are made, not born. Great leadership is defined by behaviors that can be developed and refined over time. In this session, we will explore some of the common traits of great leaders and discuss strategies for cultivating your team dynamic and culture. Incorporating these behaviors into your own leadership style will help drive your success as a dental professional and team leader.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Explore the traits associated with great leaders.
  • Compare different leadership strategies to cultivate a positive team dynamic and culture.
  • Discuss the importance of lifelong learning in leadership.
  • Identify resources to investigate your own leadership style.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 0.75 I AGD Subject Code: 770

How to Succeed in Business as a Dental Practitioner

We have been trained to be outstanding clinicians, not savvy business owners. Many of us are afraid of, or simply ignore, the business end of our profession. We’re unsure of how to read a profit and loss statement or motivate our staff. Leading a successful practice doesn’t have to remain a mystery. This presentation will discuss the most common mistakes that can slowly and silently ruin our offices. You will leave armed with tools for best practices and practical tips.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Read and interpret financial statements.
  • Describe the economic forces that are shaping the present and future of our profession.
  • Create a business model to successfully lead a practice.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 0.75 I AGD Subject Code: 550

Resiliency Required: Navigating a Career in Dentistry

While a career in dentistry is fulfilling and exciting, it also can come with challenges that must be overcome to be successful as a practitioner. Dental practitioners are highly susceptible to stress and burnout, so management and prevention is key. During this session, a successful alum will share how he faces those challenges and how he uses them to strengthen himself, both personally and professionally. He will also address his own unexpected career pathways and how he overcame uncertainty along the way.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify potential future stressors in the field and recognize the signs of work-related burnout.
  • Define practical solutions for common issues that arise among dental practitioners.
  • Develop an action plan for managing and preventing stress and burnout.
  • Understand how to navigate practice transitions and potential uncertainty in career pathways.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 0.75 I AGD Subject Code: 770

11:15 a.m – Noon

Tips From the Podium: How to be a Great Speaker
Many of us fear public speaking more than anything else, yet there are few skills as essential to success as a leader as public speaking. This session will cover the essential elements to consider when creating presentations, tips in successful preparation and delivery, and how to truly make your speaking an extension of yourself.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Assess different types of presentations and how to write appropriate remarks.
  • Recognize what makes a presentation effective or ineffective to improve delivery and outcomes.
  • Consider the impact of verbal and nonverbal communication while speaking.
  • Implement techniques to mitigate stage fright.
  • Utilize tips for audience engagement.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 0.75 I AGD Subject Code: 770

A Hands-On Lesson in CV Writing
CVs are required to apply for ASDA leadership positions, externships, jobs and post-graduate programs. Not only does it need to be polished and professional, but you also want it to set you apart from other applicants. Is your CV submission-ready? If you're looking for an extreme makeover or just a simple polish, this session will help you take your CV to the next level.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Revise or create a CV based on information that should or should not be included.
  • Apply tips to make their CV stand out from other applicants.
  • Consider criteria that reviewers may look for in a CV and make changes to their CV as needed.
  • Make formatting edits to increase visual appeal of their CV.
  • Explore practical tools and resources that can be used to create an exemplary CV.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 0.75 I AGD Subject Code: 770

Exploring Unconscious Bias in Everyday Interactions & Positions of Influence
Unconscious bias refers to attitudes or stereotypes that are outside our awareness but nonetheless affect our understanding, our interactions, and our decisions. In this session, we’ll explore the dynamics, common issues, and realities of institutional and individual bias and their impact on everyday interactions, relationship and decision-making that influence your experience as leaders and dental students.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Define unconscious bias and its relation to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Explore the impact of unconscious bias in educational and leadership settings.
  • Become aware of their own unconscious biases and how they may influence relationships and interactions.
  • Enact strategies to mitigate unconscious bias in everyday interactions and positions of influence.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 0.75 I AGD Subject Code: 550

Noon – 1 p.m. 
Lunch
1:15 – 3 p.m.

Tips From the Podium: How to be a Great Speaker
Many of us fear public speaking more than anything else, yet there are few skills as essential to success as a leader as public speaking. This session will cover the essential elements to consider when creating presentations, tips in successful preparation and delivery, and how to truly make your speaking an extension of yourself..

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Assess different types of presentations and how to write appropriate remarks.
  • Recognize what makes a presentation effective or ineffective to improve delivery and outcomes.
  • Consider the impact of verbal and nonverbal communication while speaking.
  • Implement techniques to mitigate stage fright.
  • Utilize tips for audience engagement.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 1.5 I AGD Subject Code: 770

A Hands-On Lesson in CV Writing
CVs are required to apply for ASDA leadership positions, externships, jobs and post-graduate programs. Not only does it need to be polished and professional, but you also want it to set you apart from other applicants. Is your CV submission-ready? If you're looking for an extreme makeover or just a simple polish, this session will help you take your CV to the next level.

Workshop only: Bring 1-2 hard copies of your current CV with you for a hands-on review.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Revise or create a CV based on information that should or should not be included.
  • Apply tips to make their CV stand out from other applicants.
  • Consider criteria that reviewers may look for in a CV and make changes to their CV as needed.
  • Make formatting edits to increase visual appeal of their CV.
  • Explore practical tools and resources that can be used to create an exemplary CV.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 1.5 I AGD Subject Code: 770

Exploring Unconscious Bias in Everyday Interactions & Positions of Influence
Unconscious bias refers to attitudes or stereotypes that are outside our awareness but nonetheless affect our understanding, our interactions, and our decisions. In this session, we’ll explore the dynamics, common issues, and realities of institutional and individual bias and their impact on everyday interactions, relationship and decision-making that influence your experience as leaders and dental students.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Define unconscious bias and its relation to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Explore the impact of unconscious bias in educational and leadership settings.
  • Become aware of their own unconscious biases and how they may influence relationships and interactions.
  • Enact strategies to mitigate unconscious bias in everyday interactions and positions of influence.

No. of CE Credit Hours:1.5 I AGD Subject Code: 550

3:15 – 4 p.m.

Real Talk: A Conversation on the State of the Profession & Practices

Sponsored by

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Dental Malpractice Lawsuit Goes to Trial – and You’re the Jury

Sponsored by
MedProGroup

Creating Career Sustainability: In It for the Long Run

Sponsored by
Heartland_Primary_Logo-200

4:30 – 5:15 p.m.

Is It a Problem? Identifying & Overcoming Addictive Behaviors
Addictive behaviors can affect nearly every aspect of your life — health, career, relationships. Identifying or admitting the problem is the first step in overcoming the addiction. But what are the next steps? In this session, learn how to identify behaviors that may be consuming you, a loved one, or a patient in an unhealthy way, what can trigger addictive behavior and how to keep it in check.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Discover key indicators of unhealthy behaviors in themselves and others.
  • Identify common stressors that can trigger unhealthy coping tactics.
  • Apply coping mechanisms to effectively address addictive behaviors.
  • Utilize resources to help themselves, peers or patients find support in recovering from addiction.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 0.75 I AGD Subject Code: 157

FAQ on Common Pathways: Ownership, Associateship & Residency
Are you trying to figure out what pathway you want to take after dental school? Some of the most common pathways that new graduates pursue are ownership, associateship to ownership, associateship and GPR or specialty residencies. If you’re interested in any of these opportunities, this is the panel for you! Our speakers consist of dentists who were recently in your shoes and have explored these different pathways to begin their careers. They will describe their experiences and answer questions to help you decide the best path for you.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Apply tips on preparing for these pathways from individuals who have experienced it first-hand.
  • Identify resources to help them evaluate which career option is best for them.
  • Evaluate the unique benefits and drawbacks of each pathway.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 0.75 I AGD Subject Code: 770

Understanding Dental Fear: Successfully Treating the Apprehensive Patient
Most people report that dental appointments cause significant levels of anxiety. The consequences? Patients don’t pursue treatment, case acceptance rates decline and appointments are broken. At the same time, dentists become frustrated when techniques that comfort one patient backfire on another. Most importantly, failing to manage dental fear results in patients not receiving the dental treatment they need. This session will explore the underlying types of dental fear and how it is evident through a patient’s personality. Learn skills to identify and to treat patient fears.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the six reasons patients pursue dental treatment.
  • Understand the three factors that govern a patient’s behavior during dental treatment.
  • Appreciate the five treatment options available to assist an anxious patient.
  • Be aware of how to match a patient’s need to the correct method to aid them with their fear.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 0.75 I AGD Subject Code: 153

Saturday, November 20
7 – 8 a.m.
Breakfast and registration
7:30 a.m. – noon

Networking Hubs

Connections Checkpoint sponsored by
Pacific-200


Pic Peak sponsored by
Heartland_Primary_Logo-200

Wellness Outpost sponsored by

protective_ada_logo-200
8 – 9:45 a.m. 

Getting into Residency: Tips for a Flawless Application & Interview Process

Are you applying to dental specialty programs or advanced education residencies? A well-executed application process will make you stand out amongst your peers. Learn how to create an outstanding application and make your residency interview a success.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the overall process of applying to a dental residency.
  • Compare residency programs systematically.
  • Create an application that will stand out from competition.
  • Prepare appropriately for a residency interview.
  • Use expert techniques and tips to ace a residency interview.
  • Plan appropriate post-interview follow-up communications.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 1.5 I AGD Subject Code: 770

Leading with Emotional Intelligence
Students are often concerned with how to best relate with their colleagues and patients. Understanding how to connect with others is paramount to offering optimal care to your patients, as well as building meaningful professional relationships. Come discover how building one’s emotional intelligence can lead to improved personal and professional confidence, resilience, and contentment!

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the key components to emotional intelligence and how it relates to their success as a team leader and dental provider.
  • Recognize how emotion can influence our interactions and impact our daily lives.
  • Demonstrate powerful strategies for conflict resolution.
  • Recognize how self-awareness can enhance our relationship and personal contentment.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 1.5 I AGD Subject Code: 770

Art of Networking

Regardless of career path, building a professional network is the key to success. Whether you are interested in finding a mentor, opening doors to employment or practice ownership, or creating lasting change, the relationships you build today will lay the foundation for your future success. Learn the most effective ways to build human connections and grow a powerful network. Your next big break could be just one handshake away!

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Develop a personalized networking strategy.
  • Initiate and follow up on conversations to effectively create lasting connections.
  • Detect and avoid common networking pitfalls.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 1.5 I AGD Subject Code: 770

10 – 10:45 a.m.

Journey to Private Practice – How to Plan for a Healthy Future Now

Sponsored by

a-dec

Enhancing Patient Care: A Look at the Future of Dentistry

Sponsored by

Pacific-200

Know Your Worth – Overcoming Assumptions about “COVID-Trained” Dentists

Sponsored by

AGD Logo-200

11:15 – Noon

Getting into Residency: Tips for a Flawless Application & Interview Process

Are you applying to dental specialty programs or advanced education residencies? A well-executed application process will make you stand out amongst your peers. Learn how to create an outstanding application and make your residency interview a success.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the overall process of applying to a dental residency.
  • Compare residency programs systematically.
  • Create an application that will stand out from competition..
  • Prepare appropriately for a residency interview.
  • Use expert techniques and tips to ace a residency interview.
  • Plan appropriate post-interview follow-up communications.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 0.75 I AGD Subject Code: 770

Leading with Emotional Intelligence
Students are often concerned with how to best relate with their colleagues and patients. Understanding how to connect with others is paramount to offering optimal care to your patients, as well as building meaningful professional relationships. Come discover how building one’s emotional intelligence can lead to improved personal and professional confidence, resilience, and contentment!

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the key components to emotional intelligence and how it relates to their success as a team leader and dental provider.
  • Recognize how emotion can influence our interactions and impact our daily lives.
  • Demonstrate powerful strategies for conflict resolution.
  • Recognize how self-awareness can enhance our relationship and personal contentment.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 0.75 I AGD Subject Code: 770

Art of Networking

Regardless of career path, building a professional network is the key to success. Whether you are interested in finding a mentor, opening doors to employment or practice ownership, or creating lasting change, the relationships you build today will lay the foundation for your future success. Learn the most effective ways to build human connections and grow a powerful network. Your next big break could be just one handshake away!

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Develop a personalized networking strategy.
  • Initiate and follow up on conversations to effectively create lasting connections.
  • Detect and avoid common networking pitfalls.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 0.75 I AGD Subject Code: 770

Noon – 1:00 p.m. 
Lunch
Noon – 3 p.m.  
Dental Expo
3 – 5 p.m.  

Networking Hubs

Connections Checkpoint sponsored by
Pacific-200


Pic Peak sponsored by
Heartland_Primary_Logo-200

Wellness Outpost sponsored by

protective_ada_logo-200
3 – 3:45 p.m.

Finding Your Tipping Point: How to Balance Career & Life
Dental school, personal life, ASDA and other commitments can be a lot to juggle. Without having a clear understanding of how to set boundaries for your time, it’s easy to quickly become overloaded with responsibilities and overwhelmed. During this session, we’ll explore strategies for defining what “balance” looks like in your life, evaluating when and how you should say “no” to additional commitments, and how you can adjust your approach to balance as commitments change.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Prioritize responsibilities to most effectively accomplish tasks.
  • Evaluate new commitments to understand when to accept or decline an invitation.
  • Determine when they are stretched too thin to maintain a healthy work-life balance.
  • Discuss strategies to accomplishing more while increasing fulfillment and reducing stress.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 0.75 I AGD Subject Code: 770

Creating a Brand for Yourself & Your Practice
Building a practice by “word-of-mouth” in today’s society often means that patients choose providers based on website designs, online reviews, and the opinions of social media community groups. By learning the “must-haves” of digital footprints, you can prepare to use social media more effectively to market your chapter, your practice, or yourself when seeking employment opportunities.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the power of social media marketing and what really works.
  • Incorporate social media presence into a dynamic digital footprint that includes community groups and discussion forums.
  • Avoid common pitfalls in social media presence.
  • Take steps to begin developing a personal brand on social media.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 0.75 I AGD Subject Code: 550

Opioid Abuse: Your Role as a Dental Provider
Discover the origin of the current opioid epidemic and the extent of harm to U.S. families. Discuss the role of dentists in the genesis of this epidemic and how it has evolved to its current state. Finally, learn how dentists and the dental profession can be part of the solution, not only in combating the opioid epidemic but also in tackling addiction in general.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Gather pertinent information on this pressing health crisis.
  • Explain the role dentists have played in the epidemic.
  • Employ strategies to address opioid abuse during their clinic experience.
  • Appreciate the addictive qualities of opiate use.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 0.75 I AGD Subject Code: 157

4:15 – 5 p.m. 

Fighting Misinformation with Science
The internet and news media propagate misinformation and fear regarding dental procedures and materials. All too often, patients fall victim to these false reports. As dental students it is our responsibility to protect our patients and our future profession. Learn how to identify and dispel these dental myths, while promoting evidence based dentistry in our daily clinics.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss how to identify and dispel these dental myths with patients and other stakeholders in the community.
  • Summarize how to approach unvaccinated patients in their practice.
  • Promote evidence-based dentistry to their patients.
  • Get involved in their local advocacy efforts.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 0.75 I AGD Subject Code: 770

Delegation as a Dental Team Leader
All dental students can benefit from improving their leadership skills. Understanding that a team leader should not be doing everything is an important concept for the mature leader. Through this session you’ll learn how understanding role descriptions, team dynamics and individuals’ skillsets can improve a leader’s ability to deliver the best product and care. Empowering your team to function independently in their role, shows not only the strength of the team but also the leader.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Define the role of the leader in a team setting, and help everyone reach their full potential.
  • Recognize the importance of each team member’s role.
  • Apply principles of consistent/clear communication and respectful delegation to their leadership styles.
  • Enact strategies to build trust with their team and mitigate micro-management.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 0.75 I AGD Subject Code: 770

Techniques in Dental Photography
Dentistry can be abstract, and dental photography is one of the best ways to communicate your skillset, not only to potential patients but also to potential employers.  Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced photographer, attend this session to learn about the advantages of the newest DSLRs, intra-oral and mirrorless dental cameras, and for tips and tricks on taking your dental photography to the next level. 

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand pros and cons of different camera types, including intra-oral and mirror-less cameras. 
  • Employ tips and tricks for improving basic dental photography.
  • Understand the impact of different camera settings and attachments on intra-oral photography.
  • Employ photography dynamically to present prior treatments rendered and to communicate future treatment plan goals.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 0.75 I AGD Subject Code: 138

5 – 6 p.m. 

Meet and greet with national leaders

supported by

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Sunday, November 21
7 – 7:45 a.m.
Breakfast
7:45 – 9:30 a.m.

Crafting Your Personal Statement
Many application processes require a personal statement, but how do you know what information to highlight and how do you avoid creating a duplicate of your CV? This session will walk you through key considerations before submitting your personal statement, from topic selection to copy editing. The tips shared in this session will help you strengthen your writing skills and make your application stand out.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Consider topics to feature in their personal statement that will complement, but not duplicate their CV.
  • Apply tips to make their story and experience stand out from others.
  • Identify common writing and editing errors and how to avoid them.
  • Consider how their personal statement may be utilized at various stages of the application process, including an interview.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 1.5 I AGD Subject Code: 770

Considerations Before You Sign: Fundamentals of Negotiations & Contracts
Negotiations are a part of life and business. Whether you’re looking to join a practice as an associate or buy a practice of your own, you’ll need a strong foundation in negotiation techniques and procedures to create value for both parties. Learn how to set your goals and prepare a negotiation strategy to get to a signed deal. We’ll also explore common points of disagreement during the process and how to navigate them.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Outline the steps and basic timeline to transition from negotiations to a signed deal.
  • Identify how to prepare for any type of negotiator you may encounter.
  • Recognize communication techniques and language that seeks to benefit one party over the other.
  • Implement strategies for successful outcomes.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 1.5 I AGD Subject Code: 770

What Would You Do? Ethics in Dental School & Your Professional Life
As health care providers, we face many situations that have us questioning what to do or how to proceed. Ultimately, we must always keep the patient as the primary focus of our decisions. Hear real-life examples of ethical dilemmas and decision-making from dentists and participate in an open forum to address your own questions.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Learn to assess an ethical dilemma and the tools to make a good decision.
  • Explore the kinds of ethical issues dentists and dental students face today.
  • Understand a dentist’s legal standing when dealing with an ethical dilemma.
  • Analyze situational outcomes of a potentially controversial issue and consider how to respond.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 1.5 I AGD Subject Code: 555

9:45 – 10:30 a.m.

How to be a Tooth Hero: Trauma Triage, Treatment & Triumph
Injuries to the mouth are common yet unpredictable and occasionally result from physical abuse. When things go bump in the night, learn a systematic approach for triaging trauma. Build confidence in your initial assessment, including recognizing signs of child maltreatment. Reduce your stress as a provider and improve your case outcomes with the latest evidence and a discussion of real life cases. We will review up-to-date diagnostic guidelines, clinical techniques and follow-up protocols for a wide variety of dental trauma.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Triage dental trauma systematically.
  • Manage dental trauma cases and create follow-up plans with evidence-based guidelines.
  • Determine if there is reasonable suspicion of a risk of serious harm to a patient due to abuse.
  • Evaluate when and how to report suspicions of child maltreatment to the correct child welfare authority.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 0.75 I AGD Subject Code: 430

Dentistry & Medicine: Treating the Whole Patient
The intersect of medicine and dentistry is an important relationship that is often overlooked or misunderstood. As dentists, we must reframe our perspectives and remember that although we are specialists of the mouth, we also play a vital role in our patients’ overall health. Take a whirlwind tour of dentistry’s separation from medicine, and see how the future of integration will change the way you take care of your patients for the better.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the history of the separation of dentistry and medicine.
  • Explain the evidence for better integration of the medical and dental care systems on both the biological and health systems levels.
  • Describe the current trends and the future of integrated dentistry and primary care.
  • Discuss the role of the Affordable Care Act and other health policy reforms in how dental care is provided.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 0.75 I AGD Subject Code: 130

Effective Communication Strategies for Difficult Conversations
Everyone experiences difficult conversations—with colleagues, faculty, employers or staff. Knowing how to initiate and manage these conversations can help convey your message and achieve the outcome you desire. In this session, you will learn tips on how to deliver your message in a constructive manner. The more you practice these conversations, the more adept you will be at integrating effective communication into your leadership skillset.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the appropriate terminology and tactics to utilize during difficult conversations.
  • Recognize the advantages and disadvantages to various conflict management strategies and when to utilize each.
  • Summarize common barriers to positive outcomes of difficult conversations and how to implement key strategies to avoid them.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 0.75 I AGD Subject Code: 550

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.

Crafting Your Personal Statement
Many application processes require a personal statement, but how do you know what information to highlight and how do you avoid creating a duplicate of your CV? This session will walk you through key considerations before submitting your personal statement, from topic selection to copy editing. The tips shared in this session will help you strengthen your writing skills and make your application stand out.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Consider topics to feature in their personal statement that will complement, but not duplicate their CV.
  • Apply tips to make their story and experience stand out from others.
  • Identify common writing and editing errors and how to avoid them.
  • Consider how their personal statement may be utilized at various stages of the application process, including an interview.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 1.5 I AGD Subject Code: 770

Considerations Before You Sign: Fundamentals of Negotiations & Contracts
Negotiations are a part of life and business. Whether you’re looking to join a practice as an associate or buy a practice of your own, you’ll need a strong foundation in negotiation techniques and procedures to create value for both parties. Learn how to set your goals and prepare a negotiation strategy to get to a signed deal. We’ll also explore common points of disagreement during the process and how to navigate them.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Outline the steps and basic timeline to transition from negotiations to a signed deal.
  • Identify how to prepare for any type of negotiator you may encounter.
  • Recognize communication techniques and language that seeks to benefit one party over the other.
  • Implement strategies for successful outcomes.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 1.5 I AGD Subject Code: 770

What Would You Do? Ethics in Dental School & Your Professional Life
As health care providers, we face many situations that have us questioning what to do or how to proceed. Ultimately, we must always keep the patient as the primary focus of our decisions. Hear real-life examples of ethical dilemmas and decision-making from dentists and participate in an open forum to address your own questions.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Learn to assess an ethical dilemma and the tools to make a good decision.
  • Explore the kinds of ethical issues dentists and dental students face today.
  • Understand a dentist’s legal standing when dealing with an ethical dilemma.
  • Analyze situational outcomes of a potentially controversial issue and consider how to respond.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 1.5 I AGD Subject Code: 555

11:30 a.m.
Meeting concludes