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ADA donates practice library to dental schools

Help to 'deal with every aspect of running a dental practice' available

The Association is donating an entire set of ADA practice management and marketing resources to interested, accredited U.S. dental schools.

The ADA Board of Trustees approved the donation at its June 2008 meeting.

The library includes approximately 20 publications and is valued at more than $1,200. It was mailed to dental schools during the week of Oct. 6.

ADA President John Findley said although many dental students are not aware of practice management resources available from the ADA, these materials offer one of the best investments a new dentist can make in his or her future.

"Based on daily phone calls from hundreds of offices across the country, the ADA has developed comprehensive manuals to help dentists and their teams deal with every aspect of running a dental practice—from coding questions to evaluating an associateship opportunity or contract," Dr. Findley said.

"The Association places a high priority on the educational enrichment of dental students and the quality of resources available to dental school faculty," said Dr. Mark Feldman, 2007-08 ADA president, in an October letter to dental schools. "We hope dental school faculty will make students aware of this important tool."

Dental school administrators should call Charles Lara at 1-312-587-4703 or e-mail to obtain more information about these publications or to order additional copies.