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Continuing Education

Listing of upcoming continuing education opportunities

Webinar: What to Look for in 2018 Health Care Plans

Get your questions answered about GDA's group health plans in these free informational webinars, hosted by Christy Biddy, your Medical Insurance Benefits Manager, and representatives from Northwestern Benefit Corporation. We know the 2018 health care market is confusing and uncertain, and we can help you make the right decision for your family and team. 

You'll learn about: 
* What's happening in Georgia's health insurance exchange 
* What to look for when comparing your plan choices 
* What GDA Plus+ Insurance/GDIS can offer your family and staff 
* Rates and details of GDA's POS 500, POS 2500 and POS HDHP plans

Choose from three dates: 

12 pm Wednesday, October 25
12 pm Monday, November 6


Amalgam Separator Requirement: Five Things to Know 

Date:  October 19, 2017
Time:   12:00pm – 1:00pm EST
Price:  Complimentary
Coupon Code: GDA50


Tips on Instrument Processing – 4 Facts You Want to Know!

Date:  October 25, 2017
Time:   12:00pm – 1:30pm EST
Price:  $49      TMC Clients and GDA Members:  Complimentary
Coupon Code: GDA50


Medicaid Compliance within a Pediatric Dental Practice: Utilizing a Self-Audit

A Complimentary 60 Minute ADH Webinar

Presented by the ADA’s Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention and its
Medicaid Provider Advisory Committee

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Time: 12:00-1:00pm Central Time
Presenter: Dr. Jessica Meeske, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

This course will help dentists and other stakeholders understand what a Medicaid Compliance Plan is and why it's needed in their practice.  It will help them understand what such a plan should include as well as give an example that dentists can modify to reflect their own practices. A good Medicaid Compliance Plan will minimize the dentist's risk of having a negative audit finding.


GDA Plus+ Supplies Webinar: Tips & Tricks to Get the Most Out of GDA Plus+ Supplies
October 27,  12:00 p.m – 1:00 p.m

In this free webinar, learn more about GDA's group buying program and discover tips and tricks to help make the ordering process fast and convenient, maximizing your time and savings!
Participants will learn:
• How to efficiently order online
• How to find, compare, shop, and save on the items you use most frequently
• How to use your own personalized shopping list to save time
• How to use order history to reorder items
Secrets to online searching, and how to find what you are looking for quickly


Officite Webinar: Social Media for Your Practice: How to Make Patients "Like" You

Learn the do’s and don’ts of marketing your practice on Facebook, Twitter, and other popular platforms.

Date: October 26
Time: 2:00 p.m


Risk Management in Dentistry: A Practical Approach
4 CE hours 

Risk Management, Standards of Care, Practical Examples

Presenter: Dr. Tom David
Date: November 17, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: GDA Office

: $100 GDA Members $200 Non-Members

Lunch will be provided.


GDA Practice Management Series (12 CE Total)

GDA is introducing a dynamic program created to engage Georgia dentist in courses that were selected to assist with enhancing the business aspects of their dental practices. 

All dentists and their auxiliary dental team are welcome to participate in the 2018 GDA Practice Management Program. 
Register to learn how to: 
• Expand Business Skills
• Increase Accounting Knowledge
• Establish Effective Business Promotion
• Incorporate Recommendations for Standard Care to Achieve Compliance
• Prevent Human Resource Errors
• Confirm Ethics and Professional Responsibilities
Attendees receive 2 hours of CE Credits for each course, totaling 12 CE Credits for the entire series. A GDA Practice Management Certificate of Completion will be provided to individuals that complete all six courses.


Ski & Learn

GDA Members Get Discounted Tuition

GDA has partnered with Emory University on their 38th Annual Ski and Learn Dental Seminar to be held January 15-19, 2019 at Sonnenalp Resort of Vail.

Topics covered include implant dentistry, orthodontics, periodontal disease and pain management. Up to 16 CE credits are available, and GDA members receive a $100 discount on registration. 


Laws, Ethics & Professionalism (7 CE)

Join us for a refresher course on Laws, Ethics and Professionalism.

• Overview of the ADA Code of Ethics
• Laws, Rules, and Regulations
• Hypothetical Situation Discussion
• Wellness and Stress
Date: December 15, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: GDA Office

Fees: $500 Dentists $250 Hygienists

*Lunch is included