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ADA Catalog features new, updated resources

October 21, 2013

The ADA Catalog has an assortment of new and revised 2013 products to improve your dental practice. Here are some to consider:

Associateships, Valuing guides

The ADA Practical Guide to Associateships can help dentists effectively manage expectations and the business relationship when forming an associate arrangement.

The ADA Practical Guide to Associateships (J045), also available as an e-book (J045D) and print and e-book bundle (J045B), offers strategies for determining the type of associate arrangement; contract terms; developing a practice philosophy; conducting a goals assessment; and phased buy-in process.

The guide features worksheets for cash flow, break-even and associate compensation analysis, and a sample associateship contract. It also addresses considerations for the dentist who is thinking about joining a large group practice.

The ADA Practical Guide to Valuing a Practice (J060) aids buyers and sellers in getting a balanced view of practice valuation.

Refuting many common valuation myths, this book raises awareness and provides guidance on possible legal and tax issues that may arise during this process; selling or buying an entire practice, a portion of a practice, and planning a future buy-in or buy-out; definitions of key terms; choosing the valuation method that is right for you; sample sales documents and contract provisions; and detailed explanations of various valuation concepts, such as the capitalized earnings, discounted cash flow and net asset methods.

The ADA Practical Guide to Valuing a Practice is also available as an e-book (J060D) and print and e-book bundle (J060B).

Because both guides can be used in tandem, the ADA also offers them as a kit at a reduced price. The Associateships and Valuing Kit is available as a print book kit (K022) as well as an e-book kit (K022D).

Save 15 percent on all ADA Catalog products through Nov. 30 with promo code 13152.

ADA/PDR Dental Therapeutics Online

The new ADA/PDR Dental Therapeutics Online offers the immediacy of daily updates to online content, providing access to the most authoritative digital drug reference available for dentists.

The ADA collaborated with Physician's Desk Reference to post the content of Dental Therapeutics on the Internet. The ADA, PDR, editor Dr. Sebastian Ciancio, 27 leading practitioners and Colgate-Palmolive Co. transformed the content for digital use.

A database of more than 50,000 drugs, ADA/PDR Dental Therapeutics Online (X064) is a comprehensive tool for both practicing dentists and dental students. The database is filled with brief, informative descriptions of drug categories. The online subscription provides access to PDR3D, a digital reference product that pairs the largest human drug label database available with an intuitive search platform allowing for access to critical label information.

Key features include crucial data on dosage, interactions, precautions and adverse effects; clear, well-organized tables on dental therapeutic agents that offer rapid access to information on common drugs used in dentistry, including some that carry the ADA Seal of Acceptance; an evidence-based overview of herbs and dietary supplements; and appendices that cover drug-related issues that affect dental practice, including substance abuse, tobacco-use cessation, agents that affect fetuses and nursing infants and others.

Save $10 on ADA/PDR Dental Therapeutics Online (X064) with promotional code 13160 through Nov. 15. One-year subscriptions are available to members at $69.95 and at retail for $104.95.

Patient education materials

Use the power of reinforcement to encourage good oral care habits, to help patients understand their dental conditions and diseases and help explain your plan for treatment with new and revised patient education products from the ADA Catalog.

Featured new and revised products this year include:

• The Chairside Instructor (W013, W014 Spanish, W013D English and W014D Spanish digital editions);

• The Chairside Instructor App for iOS (W013i);

• 20 revised and one new patient education brochures;

• 14 new and four revised personalized brochures, now with online proofing available at

Save 20 percent on all ADA Catalog patient education and personalized products with promotional code 13144. Offer expires Nov. 4. To purchase products and for more information, visit