Dental industry lectures to stir your curiosity.  Mark your calendars!

We are proud to be an AGD approved program provider.  Our quarterly lectures will offer two (2) CE credits.

LECTURE

February 3, 2021  | “Having it all: Making Your Practice Work for You.”  |  Lecture by Christy Ratcliff, CPA, CVA

Lecture Topics:

Join us for a female focused discussion on how to make your dental practice work for your life. We will discuss why, as a woman, it’s important to really understand what your goals are – both professionally and personally – and how you can fine tune, grow and/or transition your dental practice to ensure your biggest professional asset is working for you (not against you) to help you achieve those goals. Christy will cover how good tax planning and having an understanding your practice metrics can play a critical role in meeting your personal goals. She will also walk through how your practice is valued and how to create a flexible practice through transition – whether a practice merger, bringing in an associate or considering a DSO. Don’t miss this presentation on making the most of your dental practice ownership (and if you don’t own, why ownership is key)!

Speaker Bio:

Partner and Head of Transition Consulting & Valuations, NDP

National Dental Placements (NDP), an affiliate of Cain Watters & Associates (CWA), was founded in 2005 with the mission of helping young dentists find established practices and assisting in their transition to ownership. While this is still an integral part of our mission, we have realized the importance of the dental transition to both the young and established dentist and have expanded the scope of our services to ensure our clients are prepared, confident and that their transitions meet their personal and professional goals.

Christy graduated with her BBA and MS in Accounting from Texas A&M University. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA). Christy joined NDP in 2014 to oversee the overall operations and to assist in the development and oversight of NDP’s valuation and consulting services. She utilizes her unique background of accounting, consulting, valuation, and relationship building to assist NDP clients as they reach their transition goals.

Christy is passionate about education and believes the greatest asset when facing an unknown experience is data. Her goal is to empower clients with information they need to feel confident that they are making the right decision.

Dr. Timothy Ricks

LECTURE

April 28, 2021  |Covid-19 and Oral Health.”  | Lecture by Dr. Timothy Ricks

Description:

This one-hour webinar will begin with an overview of the U.S. Public Health Service, one of eight Uniformed Services in the U.S.  We’ll then look at access to dental care in the U.S. and discuss disparities in oral health and barriers to access to affordable dental care.  The presentation will then focus on COVID-19 and how oral health professionals have been affected and how oral health professionals have responded to this global pandemic.  Finally, we’ll discuss the new Healthy People 2030 oral health objectives and the forthcoming Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health which will delve into many of the contemporary issues affecting oral health in America such as the aging population, integration of medical and dental care, healthcare expenditures, and more.

Learning Objectives:

  • List two disparities in oral health based on race, ethnicity, income, or location (rural vs. metropolitan);
  • List and explain at least four factors that affect access to dental care;
  • Describe in detail how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected dental care, including utilization, in the U.S;
  • List the components of the second-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health; and
  • List and describe at least five of the Healthy People 2030 oral health objectives.

Speaker Bio:

Timothy L. Ricks, D.M.D., M.P.H., F.I.C.D., currently serves as the 20th Chief Dental Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service as well as Assistant Surgeon General. He serves as the Surgeon General’s spokesperson on oral health and interacts with chief dental officers from other countries, with military chief dental officers, with leaders in organized dentistry, with state oral health programs, and much more.  He is currently overseeing the development of the second-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health.  Rear Adm. Ricks has served in the U.S. Public Health Service for over 21 years.  Prior to this service, he was an associate dentist, independent contractor, and sole proprietor, and he also served as a military police officer in the Army National Guard.

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