As a practice owner, you face incredible demands for your time and energy. Delivering exceptional care and managing a thriving practice take skill and expertise, and AGD is here to assist you through the process. From cutting-edge education to tools for managing your business to finding efficient ways to engage in AGD's advocacy efforts, we has the resources you need to plan for retirement and beyond.
Managing Your Practice
Whatever your career stage or goals, AGD has programs and services that address your needs. From practice management tools and information to cutting-edge continuing education, your AGD membership includes these tools as well as networking opportunities that allow you to learn from the best in your field as you advance.
Insurance and Coding
Dentists face myriad challenges when working with insurance companies and complying with coding requirements. We offer a number of coding resources to support our members as they navigate this crucial part of their business. Take advantage of benefits such as member-only discounts on coding and insurance guides, form templates, assistance with PPO contract forms and other third party issues, and more.
For additional information about these programs, contact the Dental Practice & Policy department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Managing Purchasing Needs
You can save more on your dental supplies throughout the year than you pay in AGD membership annual dues with AGDVANTAGE and its 30% discount for AGD members. With DHP's amazing customer service and multiple distribution centers, you can expect to receive your orders in days, not weeks. Call 800.626.2163, and ask for ext. 4568 to create a new account or update your existing account with DHPI. Be sure to mention your AGD member number.
Mentorship is important in dentistry. It enables us to find ways to exchange information and share the knowledge needed for patient care and practice management. AGD needs mentors and has opportunities for those seeking mentees. Learn more about these opportunities.
The AGD makes sure that general dentists can speak up when it matters most. That means making participation easy so that our members can unit their voices on legislative and regulatory activities affecting their practices. Learn more about AGD's Advocacy efforts.
From continuing education and advocacy, to practice management and member connections, your opportunities to grow in your profession are countless. Your membership also includes discounts on products and services and access to an array of benefits, as well as free subscriptions to our newsmagazine, AGD Impact, and our peer-reviewed clinical journal, General Dentistry.
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COVID-19 Pandemic: Coronavirus Pathobiology, Systemic Manifestations, and Medical and Dental Issues Relating to Patient CareDate(s)
Subject: 148 Infection Control
Tuesday, April 13: 7:30–9 p.m.
Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Staff
This course will provide a brief review of the human immune system and how its dedicated response to the coronavirus invasion can cause tissue damage. Questions covered will include: What exactly is the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus? How does it penetrate and invade human body tissues so efficiently? What are the systemic manifestations in multiple tissues and body systems (e.g., cardiac, coagulation)? How do the COVID-19 vaccines work? What are the coronavirus variants, and can they be halted? What are the oral manifestations associated with COVID-19 infection? This course will also provide an update on medical management of COVID-19 as well as updates on dental office management and patient interaction due to the pandemic.
• Learn the biological basis of what COVID-19 patients are experiencing.
• Gain updated information for dental assessment, care and safety in the dental office.
Harold V. Cohen, DDS, is professor emeritus of the Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine. He received his DDS from the New York University College of Dentistry in 1965. He maintained a private general dental practice for 33 years. His faculty positions at Rutgers included professor, acting director of the Division of Oral Medicine and director of the Infectious Disease Fellowship. He also served as faculty of the Middlesex County College Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine and dental staff at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey.