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Power of Organized Dentistry. Joseph McManus, DMD, MS, MHA, MBA, MS Senior Vice President Dental Practice/Professional Affairs. MCMANUS’ PRINCIPLES OF SUCCESS. RULE NUMBER ONE. BE BORN TO A WEALTHY FAMILY. RULE NUMBER TWO. MARRY A WEALTHY SPOUSE. RULE NUMBER THREE.

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power of organized dentistry

Power of Organized Dentistry

Joseph McManus, DMD, MS, MHA, MBA, MSSenior Vice President Dental Practice/Professional Affairs

rule number one

RULE NUMBER ONE

BE BORN TO A WEALTHY FAMILY

rule number two

RULE NUMBER TWO

MARRY A WEALTHY SPOUSE

rule number three

RULE NUMBER THREE

BECOME A MEMBER OF THE ADA

mission statement
Mission Statement

The ADA is the professional association of dentists committed to the public’s oral health, ethics, science and professional advancement; leading a unified profession through initiatives in advocacy, education, research and the development of standards.

american dental association ada
American Dental Association (ADA)
  • The ADA is America’s leading advocate for oral health.
  • ADA members stand together as a profession to:

represent dentistry and improve oral health through advocacy and public education initiatives,

foster excellence in dental education,

promote dental research, and

facilitate development of standards.

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American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Thus, the ADA stands for:

public health,

sound science,

ethical professional behavior, and

continuous improvement in oral health care.

  • Dental students and dentists are part of it all as members of the ADA.
the tripartite system
The Tripartite System
  • The ADA, together with state and local dental societies, functions as a three-tiered system called the tripartite.
  • While retaining their autonomy as dental associations, the national, state (constituent) and local (component) organizations work together for members.
  • With a few exceptions (such as dental students), ADA members hold membership at all three levels.
structure
Structure
  •  The ADA has over 150,000 members and is made up of:
  • 545 component (local)
  • 53 constituent (state)
  • dental societies.
  •  Those constituent societies are grouped into trustee districts—there are 17 trustee districts in total.
  •  The legislative and governing body, the supreme authority is the ADA House of Delegates, which meets once a year during the ADA Annual Session.

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Structure – cont.
  •  There are thirteen Councils and Commissions, as well as two standing Committees.

 Volunteer leaders serving on these councils/committees focus on specific subjects, such as scientific affairs or the concerns of new dentists. For example, the Committee of the New Dentist (CND) works to address issues that concern and impact new dentists, to involve new dentists in organized dentistry, and to help ensure new dentists’ success in a rapidly changing world.

just for students
Just For Students

How?

  • The ADA Office of Student Affairs (OSA) is here for you during school and as you transition to dental practice.
  •  Keep your finances on trackThe publication Financial Planning Issues for Dental Students. The Infopak, Managing Finances, along with Success Dental Student Programs also help students manage their money.
  •  Get in-depth knowledge on issues that matterADA Infopaks. Titles include Associateships, Managing Finances, Practice Management, and Careers in Dentistry.
  •  Understand boards and licensureThe Publication Dental Boards and Licensure Information for the New Graduate. And licensure candidates can communicate exam information to patients by using the companion piece A Patient’s Guide to the Clinical Licensure Exam.

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Just For Students – cont.
  •  Safeguard your future with insurance from Great-West LifeThe ADA offers every student member a free $50,000 term life insurance policy until dental school graduation – all they have to do is sign up!
  • Discounted disability insurance is also available to dental students, which can be easily converted to disability income protection after graduation.

Access these complimentary resources and more at:

www.ada.org/goto/student

And

www.ada.org/goto/infopaks

success dental student programs
SUCCESS Dental Student Programs
  • The ADA offers programs for dental students on-site at the dental school.
  • The ADA’s goal is to provide enrichment to the dental education experience with programs that address student needs and interests during each year of dental school. Programs include:
  • Success: Smart Start for Freshmen
  • Success: Professional Preview for Sophomores
  • Success: Career Strategies for Juniors
  • Success: Practice Management for Seniors
  • Every program is available to every school every year. For more information call: 800-621-8099
  • or
  • Send an email to: [email protected]
the ada throughout your career
The ADA Throughout Your Career
  • As a member, you can:
  •  Support and protect the professionIncreased funding for research, dental care for underserved populations and public health initiatives are the result of advocacy efforts.
  •  Keep the public informed
  • From Public Service Announcements to consumer information on ADA.org to Give Kids a Smile Day, the ADA is out there, everyday. And the ADA Seal of Acceptance gives the public information about the safety and effectiveness of consumer products.
  • Make informed decisions
  • The ADA Professional Product Review provides dental product information that is unbiased, scientifically sound, clinically relevant and user-friendly.

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The ADA Throughout Your Career
  • As a member, you can:
  •  Get the latest dental newsMembers stay up-to-date with the monthly Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), bimonthly ADA News, and members-only content of ADA.org.
  • ADA members also have access to financial services, group insurance and retirement programs. ADA Annual Session, free Survey Center reports, reduced rates on ADA Catalog products, Library services and more all help members stay current.
  • Feel at home no matter what your area of expertise
  • ADA membership is available to dentists in private practice, community health centers, academics, research, dental manufacturing, military and Public Health Service, among others.
reasons to be a member
Reasons to Be a Member
  •  Find Support when you need it most
  •  Network and build your community of colleagues and friends
  •  Advocate for access to oral health care and positive practice environments
  •  Influence oral health policy at the state and national levels
  •  Raise awareness on the importance of oral health for everyone
  •  Stay informed with respected information
  •  Enrich your practice with relevant science and research
  •  Access reliable continuing education

Reasons to join are as vast and varied as the resources and services the ADA provides its members.  With so many new and enhanced benefits - take a look at the150 Reasons to be a Memberbrochure at ada.org and find a new reason for you. 

working together
Working Together
  • ASDA and the ADA work together on issues important to dental students, including:
  •  Licensure,
  •  Ethics, and
  •  Financial planning

and

  • they advocate for these issues in Washington.

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Working Together – cont.
  •  One of the most valuable collaborations between the ADA and ASDA is the consultant program: ASDA appoints student leaders to participate on all ADA Councils and committees along with the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), Joint Commission on National Dental Exams (JCNDE) and the American Dental Political Action Committee (ADPAC).
  •  The ADA gains invaluable insight from a student’s perspective and the students learn first-hand how ADA members work on behalf of the profession and the public. ASDA offers students the opportunity to work in their headquarters, as well as the ADA Chicago and Washington offices through their internship program.
  • Find student benefits and resources at:
  • www.ADA.org/goto/student
  • www.ASDAnet.org
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