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Annual meeting CE yields results for leader of women dentists in life, chairside

April 06, 2015

By Jean Williams


Dr. Lee-Ware
Dr. Lee-Ware
Indianapolis —
The continuing education courses she took at ADA 2014 — America’s Dental Meeting helped Dr. Tawana Lee-Ware improve both her personal and professional life.

“I got pearls of wisdom on topics ranging from taking care of my personal health, improved approaches to managing posterior composites, leadership skills, to planning my practice career and tips on life balance,” Dr. Lee-Ware said.

Dr. Lee-Ware, a pediatric dentist practicing and teaching in Indianapolis, is past president of the American Association of Women Dentists, which met jointly last year with the ADA annual meeting in San Antonio. She also moderated the course and panel discussion Building Your Practice Success: How to Be a Great Leader at Every Stage of Your Practice.

“We usually host our AAWD officer installation at the ADA and co-host a women’s track of programs during the ADA meeting. This year (2014), through our partnership with the ADA, I was able to participate in a full day of wonderful programming led by very talented women.”

During the meetings, she completed Forever Young: Taking Care of No. 1 (Dr. Barbara Steinberg), Top Tips for Posterior Composites (Dr. Lea Ann Brady) and See Jane Lead (Dr. Angie Morgan).

“The AAWD courses at the ADA annual meeting were filled with useful up-to-date material from highly competent presenters. I was able to gain insights from a wide spectrum of topics as a result of the CE course offerings,” Dr. Lee-Ware said.

While all the CE courses exceeded her expectations, she said, Top Tips for Posterior Composites yielded particular chairside impact for her as a practitioner. “I have been able to implement some of the pointers Dr. Brady shared for working on patients’ composite restorations,” Dr. Lee-Ware said.

“I am always pleased when I can walk away from a CE course with at least one to two pointers that I can immediately utilize,” she said. “This programming provided many.

“This was our organization’s first joint meeting with the ADA since the ‘80s, and it proved to be a success. I’m very pleased at the success that the AAWD and ADA annual meeting partnership provided. We are looking forward to hosting our meeting at the ADA again in November.”

Registration for ADA 2015 opens in May. This year, the annual meeting will take place in Washington, D.C., from November 5-10. For a list of CE courses planned, visit ADA.org/meeting. Search for #ADADC on Twitter and Facebook for more on ADA 2015.