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CDA-hosted meetups for dentists pair career-building support and guidance with food and upbeat activities

Registration is open for March 23 and March 25 events in San Diego, Ontario

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Now + Next in Dentistry:
Mapping Your Career
CDA Presents Live Learning Events

When dentists are launching their careers or navigating the early years of practice, they are better positioned to achieve their vision of success when they understand the current state of the profession and have a view of where it’s heading. 

CDA will host two in-person gatherings in San Diego and Ontario in late March that are especially geared toward early-career dentists who want to define or refine their career goals, but dentists in any stage of practice with an eye on the future are invited to attend and benefit from expert guidance and networking opportunities in a casual environment — all while earning C.E.

Interested dentists can register online or on-site.

Meet up for guidance, support and networking in upbeat settings

More “meetup” than meeting, these first events in CDA’s “Now + Next in Dentistry” series break away from the traditional meeting format in both location and structure to bring dentists together for learning, support, activities and conversation.

Dentists who attend “Now + Next in Dentistry: Mapping Your Career!” can expect to learn about the greater dentistry landscape and financial forecasting to inform important long-term career decisions, as well as all the practice ownership options. For example: Would you rather be an associate, an educator or work in a public health setting? Should you even own a practice, and how do you determine the best fit?

Near-future concerns, such as budgeting for life as a new dentist, will also be explored, including how different types of debt impact your options, how to avoid common financial mistakes and how to create an achievable financial plan.

Specifically, participants will leave the event understanding:

  • How the current state of dentistry impacts everything from leadership to management to enable the provision of excellent patient care.
  • What the future trends of the profession are and how they may impact a dentist’s chosen career path.
  • The various career paths for dentists and how the early-career dentist can get established in any path.

‘Now + Next in Dentistry: Mapping Your Career!’ on March 23 and March 25

Registration is open for “Now + Next in Dentistry: Mapping Your Career!” at a substantial discount for CDA members.

Join CDA and industry experts in the evening Thursday, March 23, at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens in San Diego or mid-morning Saturday, March 25, at Topgolf in Ontario for food, drinks and fun while gaining valuable knowledge and resources from speakers with different areas of expertise: Anders Bjork, vice president of strategic intelligence & analytics at CDA; Katie Fornelli, CDA’s director of early career dentist engagement; Ali Karjoo, vice president, dental division at Bank of America Practice Solutions; Justin Klingshirn, vice president, dental division at Bank of America Practice Solutions; and Art Wiederman, CPA at Eide Bailly.

San Diego event: Where and when

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens 
2816 Historic Decatur Rd #116, San Diego 
Thursday, March 23  
Registration: 5:30 p.m.  
Program: 6-9:30 p.m. 

Register for the San Diego meetup online or on-site.

Tri-County event: Where and when

1050 N. Archibald Avenue, Ontario
Saturday, March 25
Registration: 10 a.m.
Program: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Register for the Ontario meetup online or on-site.

Both events offer 1 unit of continuing education. Registration is $59 for CDA members and $129 for nonmembers. (Not a member? Nonmembers who are recent dental school graduates can join today and take advantage of CDA’s reduced membership dues.)

Dentists who are outside the San Diego and Tri-County regions or otherwise unable to attend the March events can stay tuned for future events in or near their region, as CDA’s “Now + Next” meetups are just getting started.  

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