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Dr. Norman to speak on changes in dentistry at forum

Lead Through Change event gathers health care and business leaders

September 15, 2014

By Kelly Soderlund

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Dr. Norman
Asheville, N.C. —
ADA President Charles Norman will be a featured speaker at a health care forum to discuss how the Association is handling changes in the profession.

Dr. Norman is one of six distinguished speakers at Lead Through Change: The Healthcare Issue, a daylong forum Nov. 12 at the Biltmore Baptist Church geared toward health care and business leaders who want to learn strategies to help their teams deal with and embrace change. Attendees will also learn the pace and speed at which unavoidable change is occurring and how they can prepare.

Dr. Norman will speak alongside best-selling author Dr. John C. Maxwell; Tom Daschle, former U.S. senator; Robert Wah, M.D., president of the American Medical Association; William Frist, M.D., former U.S. Senate majority leader; and Ronald A. Paulus, M.D., president and CEO of Mission Health.

"I'm excited to share with everybody what the ADA has been doing with its Action for Dental Health initiative and how we are educating our members about the changing dental landscape and how to adapt to those changes," Dr. Norman said. "The ADA Health Policy Institute has produced a number of surveys detailing how dentistry has changed since before the recession, both economically and professionally. Having the opportunity to speak at this health care forum will allow me to educate dental, medical and business leaders about how we can help our nation's health care leaders prepare for those changes in order to provide the best quality care for our patients."

Dr. Jack Teague, past president of the North Carolina Dental Society who served on the committee that oversaw the forum planning, invited Dr. Norman to speak at the forum so that the mixed audience could hear the perspective from the dental community about how changes have and will affect the profession.

"Our committee has been working on this forum for over a year. To our knowledge, nothing like this has been done in the country before," Dr. Teague said. "I am constantly asked by colleagues and patients how the Affordable Care Act will impact dentistry. The forum's purpose is to help define some of the changes coming in health care, predict the impact of those changes and position dentists to lead their office, business and community through those changes."

Participants are eligible to receive five hours of continuing education credit.

Dental offices or groups have the opportunity to broadcast the forum live. To bring this simulcast directly to your office and have your team be a part of the day, download this PDF, or call 404-445-8036.