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, and more.
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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.
AGD’s educational, networking and leadership opportunities support General Dentists to deliver exceptional care and build stronger practices. AGD has developed a new membership plan that gives General Dentists the ability to select the option that works best for their needs.
Premium Plus membership includes expanded benefits and is recommended for the general dentist who wants to maximize the value of AGD’s offerings.
Premium membership is ideal for those seeking to maintain their current membership experience by selecting from the menu of benefits that they wish to utilize.
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Practice Marketing in the Digital AgeDate(s)
Subject: 550 Practice Management and Human Relations
Thursday, Dec. 2: 7:30–9 p.m. CST
Audience: Dentists, Front Desk Staff
Understanding the link between effective marketing and your online presence is becoming increasingly more important. This interactive webinar will discuss the fundamental reasons why Google ranks practices the way it does. We will then run a live, real-time assessment of your practice to look at how Google sees your practice compared to your competitors. This will include your Google local ranking for the top-searched keywords, your area reviews rank and an estimate of the current Google Ads per-click price in your area. All this will reveal the competitive level of your area. With this information in hand, we will discuss solutions to improve your ranking so you can realize the benefits of an effective online presence.
- Determine why Google ranks one practice above another.
- Discuss how Google sees your practice compared to your competition.
- Analyze how you can improve your ranking and set yourself up for success.
- Understand why efficiency online is key to running a profitable practice.
Douglas Sligting, founder and CEO of Ascent Practice Growth Strategies, has spent his entire 25-year career in marketing working for national advertising agencies in addition to owning his agency for 10 years before creating Ascent. He has worked with national clients such as Costco, Wal-Mart, Henry Schein and 3Com.
This course is sponsored by Henry Schein One.