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Fellowship and Mastership

The Fellowship Award merits an FAGD after the DDS in your credentials. This is a way to level up in your dental profession and also gain respect by your peers and clients as it grows your knowledge and experience with 500 hours of CE.

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Master of the Academy of General Dentistry
The MAGD is the most prestigious award in the Academy of General Dentistry, reaching an elite level among dentists worldwide! The venerable Mastertrack program has been fine tuned to equip the dentist with most everything he needs for skill and confidence.

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We are constantly watching out for the General Dentist’s interests and are active from Washington DC down to the local state governments keeping track of and acting upon legislation that affects your future and well being as a General Dentist.

We look at issues such as: HIPPA, OSHA, ERISA, Evidence based dentistry requirements by the insurance providers, Sedation performed by General Dentists, Mid-level dental providers, Third Party issues, Discrimination by some carriers towards General Dentists for certain procedures.

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Join us for our CAGD Annual Meeting! 🎉

Understand Practice Transition Options:
Sorting Through the Truth, Lies, Opportunities, and Threats

Speaker: Scott Clynch

Sponsored by: Cain Watters & Associates & Delta Dental Plans Association

🔺 New industry trends, inflation, and tax policy changes are dramatically impacting the dentistry business; coupled with the increase in private equity offers, there’s a lot being thrown at dental practice owners. When the time is right, you must decide how to maximize the largest asset you own—your practice. Dental practice partnerships and transition opportunities are not just about 💵 dollars and cents. This lecture presents information on how to create a successful partnership that is fair and equitable to both parties. It illustrates what doctors need to know about the significant tax advantages a transition can have for both the buyer and the seller, offering the potential for a win-win situation. During times of uncertainty and opportunity, it’s more important than ever to have a financial plan that can guide you toward your goals. Participants will receive a thorough outline of data points to analyze when contemplating a private sale or private equity offer. By understanding the true value of a dental practice, they will walk away equipped to look at offers skeptically and gain realistic expectations of a practice transition

Course Objectives:

• Learn the step-by-step process that produces successful, equitable partnerships.

•Understand how private equity or a DSO values the EBITDA of the dental practice.

•Create a personal and business financial plan that will position your practice to maximize its value when the time is right.

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