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ADA Center for Professional Success to feature University of Florida College of Dentistry Practice Management Program

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CHICAGO, May 2, 2013 — The ADA Center for Professional Success, a web-based member resource launching this fall, will feature The University of Florida College of Dentistry Executive Practice Management Certificate Program for Dentists intended to help dentists increase their executive-level practice management skills. Applications for the University of Florida program will be accepted through Sept. 2, 2013, for the fall program.

The University of Florida program will be tied to the Center for Professional Success, which provides support to dentists so they can succeed and excel throughout their careers. The university program is one of several opportunities for member dentists to expand their knowledge through online and in-person dental practice business certificate programs.

The comprehensive 13-month program begins in October, with one weekend learning module per month in Orlando. Approximately 15-25 dentists will receive hands-on customized training, as well as a supplemental online course. Module topics will cover finance, practice operations, compliance, human resources and sales and marketing. The course will also include how to become an associate and build a practice plus manage wealth accumulation and debt reduction.

The University of Florida is an ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program-recognized provider, so students can earn up to 186 hours of CE credit. Those who are accepted must be practicing, actively licensed dentists, newly graduated dentists or graduating dentists. ADA members will receive a $500 discount towards the $16,787 tuition. For more information, visit epmfordentists.com.

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The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 157,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit www.ada.org. For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA’s consumer website www.MouthHealthy.org.