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2 3 4 Practice Management Staff Support Group Insurance PDA membership provides a variety of resources to help you manage your practice. From amalgam handling best practices, to moving your practice, you can rely on easily-accessible resources on PDA’s website. Members can access information on the following topics: No matter what career state you’re in, you can look to PDA for information to help you navigate your path to success. PDA’s website features complimentary webinars on topics of interest for both new and established dentists. Topics include: n Opioid prescribing guidelines n Legal Aspects of Practice Transition for dentists n PDA logo usage n Taxable and non-taxable dental supplies n Informed consent n Moving your practice n HIPAA n Pennsylvania Small Business Advantage Grant Program n Amalgam handling n Records and procedures n Infection control n Practice Management Business and insurance discounts that help you control overhead costs. Visit to learn how you can save premium dollars and recoup the many other benefits of being a PDAIS client. “I had been with the same insurance company for 20 years and thought I was getting good rates, but I decided to get a quote from PDAIS for my auto, homeown- ers and umbrella policies. I discovered that by switching to PDAIS, I was able to save more than 55 percent on these three policies! That was more than enough money to cover PDA/ADA dues for both my wife and me for a year. The coverage is identical, and the friendly and professional PDAIS staff made the process quick and easy. I advise every PDA member to take a moment to contact PDAIS to find out if you could also save money with their competitive rates.” Looking to increase your patient base? PDA members automatically receive a free listing on the online Find a Dentist Directory. This popular search function is accessible to the public and can be used to find a dental practice based on location, specialty and more. Check out PDA’s Classified Ads ( for job opportunities, practices for sale and professional services. n Hiring and Firing For information about associateships, please visit associateship or view sample associate agreements online. ( OnlineDocs/ResourcesPrograms/ Practice%20Management/Employee Agreement.pdf ) PDA’s recently updated guide, Practicing in PA: A Guide for the New Dentist, is available online! Nicknamed “The New Dentist Roadmap,” thi s interactive guide contains information on topics such as: regulatory agencies, employee information, licensure requirements in Pennsylvania and much more. Although this guide is intended as a resource to help recent graduates transition from dental school to daily practice, the Roadmap contains information that is relevant to dentists within all stages of their careers. Please visit to view the complimentary guide. — Brian D. Christian, DMD, Immediate Past President Seventh District Dental Society MARCH / AP RIL 2017 | P EN N SYLVAN IA DEN TAL JOURNAL 15