Strategies for Maintaining Clinical Autonomy

Mon, 20 Apr 2015

We are looking forward to Kevin Cain, PhD, speaking at the Annual Meeting on "Protecting the Profession: Strategies for Maintaining Clinical Autonomy." Although still highly-fragmented, dentistry is in the early stages of industry consolidation. At the forefront of the consolidation process are dental service organizations (DSOs) or what most refer to as corporate dentists. As DSOs enter new markets and further saturate their existing markets, independent practitioners may fear that they will be unable to compete or that they may lose their clinical autonomy to consolidation. In this course, we will examine DSOs and discount procedure-based practices. We will look at their competitive advantages and strategies about how to turn these practice models into opportunities for innovation. Register for the GDA Annual Meeting starting May 1 to attend this course.

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HIPAA: Are You Audit Ready -

Thu, 09 Apr 2015

The GDA Annual Meeting features some outstanding CE, including "Protecting Patients and Practitioners. HIPAA and HITECH: Are You Audit Ready - " by Linda Harvey, RDH, MS. With the passage of the HITECH Act of 2009 and the 2013 Final Omnibus Rule, HIPAA compliance went from being viewed “simply as guidelines” to “enforced compliance” with mandatory audits, stiff fines and penalties. These new laws impact the entire practice, including your employees and business associates. Building upon basic HIPAA knowledge, this course reviews the recent changes and introduces standard of care and identity theft issues associated with data breaches. Learn exactly what you need to do to protect patient health information and safeguard yourself and your practice against consequences.

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Dr. Glenn Maron on Dental Emergencies

Thu, 02 Apr 2015

Dr. Glenn Maron, Chief of the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Section at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, will present "Office Emergency Drug Kits: What You Really Need to Have and Why" at the GDA Annual Meeting. Registration for the meeting opens next week. The course will teach dentists how to prepare for, and prevent, an emergency in the dental office. Topics include treatment planning principles, medical complication identification, staff training, and emergency kits. Attendees will go through real life scenarios and refresh their ability to treat the most common emergencies that can occur in the office. Read about all of the CE courses planned!

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GDA Previews Annual Meeting CE Courses

Mon, 23 Mar 2015

The GDA has prepared an outstanding slate of continuing education courses for GDA members, their staff members, and dentists from across the U.S. for the 2015 Annual Meeting! The meeting is July 23-26 at The Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Amelia Island, Florida. Registration opens April 1 and attendance at all courses is included in your registration fee!

Preview the GDA Annual Meeting CE courses by clicking here.

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Reserve Your Annual Meeting Room

Mon, 16 Mar 2015

The GDA Annual Meeting is July 23-26, 2015, at The Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Amelia Island, Florida. Visit for a reservation link featuring special GDA rates! Click on the blue "hotel" tab to find more details.

Nestled at the tip of a barrier island just off the Northeast Florida coast, this AAA Four Diamond oceanfront Florida resort features luxurious oceanfront accommodations, family-friendly activities, grand on-site meeting spaces, and endless dining options. The GDA room block will sell out! Reserve today.

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