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'JADA Live' CE seminar series to debut

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"JADA Live" CE Seminars

To broaden its reach as dentistry's leading professional journal and offer dentists more of what they need to improve their practices, The Journal of the American Dental Association in September will launch "JADA Live," a series of continuing education seminars to take place at selected venues across the country.

The first in this series of full-day seminars will be held Friday, Sept. 14, at The Westin Galleria Dallas in Dallas, Texas. The program, entitled Advancing Your Practice Through Office Design, will feature Mark Tholen, D.D.S. M.B.A., a veteran of 10 years in private dental practice and past CEO of T.H.E. Design, a dental-office design firm that has created more than 3,000 practices in every state as well as in Europe and Australia.

Two more JADA Live seminars are scheduled after Dallas:

  • Dentistry in a Digital Age: Unlock Your Practice Potential; Friday, Sept. 21, Chicago Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort, Oak Brook, Ill.;
  • Contemporary Treatment Planning and the Role of 3D Imaging in the Dental Practice; Friday, Sept. 28; DoubleTree Philadelphia—Valley Forge.

Each seminar will begin with registration and continental breakfast, include a luncheon and continue into mid-afternoon. Dentists who participate in a JADA Live seminar can earn CE credits provided by CERP, the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program. The number of CE units available will vary with the seminar.

Managed for the ADA Publishing Division by the Antidote Education Company, the series is made possible through grants from Pelton & Crane, Marus, KaVo, DEXIS, i-CAT, Gendex, Instrumentarium, Soredex and Henry Schein Dental. The seminars are expected to continue in 2013 and beyond. More about that soon.

"JADA today is much more than a print journal," said Michael Springer, managing vice president and publisher, ADA Publishing. "JADA is a lifelong learning platform for our members and the entire dental profession. It encompasses print and digital publications—and now offers live learning seminars as well."

Mr. Springer cited research showing that dentists rate as highly desirable live educational events that offer CE credit.

"JADA Live will allow us to develop deeper connections with our readers and members by bringing continuing education to the local level," said the ADA publisher.
 
To register for one or more of the JADA Live seminars, go to www.jadalive.org or call 1-888-692-2631. Registration for each seminar is $99 for ADA members, $125 for nonmember dentists, though early-bird discounts are available.