The Capital Area Dental Society Vision……….

The Capital Area Dental Society will be the foundation of professional growth by creating opportunities for volunteerism, mentorship, education, advocacy and friendship.

The Capital Area Dental Society Mission…….

CADS has created a “must-have membership” which makes a difference in the lives of its members and the community we serve by intentionally creating a culture that fosters belonging, enthusiasm, and encouragement utilizing cutting edge technology and an organizational structure that engages the participation and leadership of a diverse group of dentists representing all ages, races, and genders. Towards this end, we recognize Membership Value exists when an association can achieve the following:

• Help solve a member’s current problems:

    1. ADA Center for Professional Success success.ada.org/en/  This comprehensive navigation tool is your gateway to a vast array of practice resources focused on managing and marketing your dental practice. Several of these are highlighted below:

• Practice- Manage your Career

o Run your practice more efficiently and treat your patients more effectively with ADA practice resources. You also have access to unique resources that have been designed by members for members on important topics such as dental reimbursement, legal issues and contracts, dental products and much more.

• Learn-Expand your Knowledge

o In person and on-line educational opportunities

• Live-Balance your Life

o Resources for the constant struggle to balance work-life

2.   ADA CE Program  www.ada.org/en/education-careers/continuing-education

• The ADA provides members with continuing education tailored to your specific needs. From the day you graduate dental school until the time you sell your practice, we’ll provide cutting-edge, unique education that has an immediate impact on your ability to treat patients, grow your practice and meet state licensure requirements. From online to in-person, ADA has continuing education to fit your needs.

3.  Advocacy

• ADA & TDA Advocacy initiatives are helping to preserve the doctor/patient relationship, protect the practice of dentistry by ensuring the dentist is the leader of the dental team, shielding dentists from new taxes, and addressing access to oral health for the under-served.

o ADA Advocacy Initiatives www.ada.org/en/advocacy

        •  Keep informed of legislative events which may affect your profession on a National level at this easy to access portal.

o TDA Advocacy www.tda.org/Advocacy.aspx

        •  DENPAC, the general purpose action committee of the Texas Dental Association, is a voluntary, non-profit, unincorporated group of dentists whose goal is to influence the nomination or election of state candidates who have demonstrated their concern for the preservation of dentistry as an independent profession, and for the dental health of the people of Texas.
        • COUNCIL ON LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS   www.tda.org/Advocacy/LegislativeTeam/CLRA.aspx   Makes certain that the Texas Dental Association has an effective voice in the legislative process and state government. It works with the legislative and regulatory affairs staff and TDA contract legislative consultants to implement the Association’s legislative agenda and maintain positive working relationships with legislators, state officials, and allied professional groups. In conjunction with component societies, the council informs members about governmental actions and mobilizes the TDA’s grassroots organization. The council also works with regulatory agencies to help ensure a competitive marketplace for dentists and quality dental care for all Texans.

4.   TDA Update on Dental Regulations  www.tda.org/Advocacy/Regulations.aspx

• The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners is not the only entity that regulates dental practice in Texas. Practicing dentistry in Texas requires compliance with a myriad of federal and state regulations. The resources included within this section are intended to help make regulatory compliance easier for dentists and their staff. Topics include patient privacy regulations, infection control regulations, and workplace safety regulations.

5.   ADA E-Communications  www.ada.org/en/publications/ada-e-communications/

• ADA e-communications provide members with timely information and valuable resources.

o Issue Alerts and Member Updates send timely news on urgent issues affecting the dental profession.

o Monthly topic-related emails provide practical information and tangible resources to help you succeed.

o JADA Specialty Scans are quarterly emails highlighting compilation of articles for general dentists on news and developments in selected dental specialties.

o ADA Professional Product Review is a quarterly email providing scientific review and evaluations on products and materials

o Members also receive updates on the ADA annual meeting, as well as offers and information on ADA products and promotions through ADA Catalog, ADA Business Resources Connections and ADA Member Travel Update.

6.   Peer Review   www.capitalareadental.orgpeer-review/

• The Capital Area Dental Society offers a peer review mediation service to reconcile complaints between patients and doctors.

• Offer a valuable commodity that members need:

1.  Cost Savings/Discounts-Saving Money

      • As a member of the ADA, you have access to countless resources to help you personally and professionally. From the products offered at a discount through the ADA Catalog and free reports from the Survey Center to continuing education offered at Annual Session and online, ADA resources make your professional life as a dentist easier. Our strength in numbers saves you money. Leveraging the collective buying power of more than 158,000 member dentists, ADA insurance, financial and retirement programs are competitively priced and offer the financial stability your practice and your family rely on.

• The ADA has compiled a vast resource of member and professional resources. Visit this page on the ADA web site to discover your savings!

o ADA Catalog o ADA Business Resources o ADA member Retirement program o ADA Group Insurance Plans o ADA Travel Benefits

• Most people associate the word “value” with more than just a good price. TDA Perks Program’s motto, “Value for your Profession,” reflects this broader view of the term. Perks is as committed as ever to providing TDA members valuable discounts on quality products and services.

• Provide something members cannot get anywhere else

1.  Leadership Development Opportunities There are many opportunities available at the local, state, and national levels.

• Leadership development is important for both individual dentists and for organized dentistry. The ADA New Dentist Committee offers member new dentists several opportunities for leadership development that can be applied to one’s community, dental practice, and participation in organized dentistry. Offerings include workshops at the ADA New Dentist Conference, webinars, podcasts and online CE.

• Through the Capital Area Dental Society and the ADA, Members have the opportunity to participate in several national dental conferences:

o ADA New Dentist Conference o ADA Annual Conference on Membership & Retention o ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership

• The Capital Area Dental Society Board welcomes Doctors who are interested in serving in Leadership positions. Go to the Contact Us part of our web site for more information. www.capitalareadentalsociety.org/

2.  Career Development Opportunities

• The ADA/Kellogg Executive Management Program (ADAKEMP) is a three-week intensive business education program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management designed for dentists to learn the core principles of an MBA program.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to learn business management principles among your peers in dentistry, and you’re ready to be challenged to think creatively by a highly-acclaimed faculty, this is the Program for you. ADAKEMP is not a practice management course.

University of Florida College of Dentistry: Executive Practice Management Certificate Program offers ADA members a discount on an onsite, weekends-only agenda for a 13-week period. Covered topics include financial management, human resources, employment law and much more.

3.   Publications   www.ada.org/en/publications/

      •  Stay informed and be better prepared for success with ADA print and electronic publications. Award-winning and well-respected, ADA News, The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), Professional Product Review and Dental Product Guide give members an edge by supplementing their knowledge and experience.

4.  TDA Journal www.tda.org/Publications/TexasDentalJournal.aspx

• The Texas Dental Journal is the official publication for the more than 8,900 members of the Texas Dental Association. Established in 1883, the Journal is the oldest continuously operating dental periodical in the Americas and the second oldest in the world. Published monthly its circulation exceeds 9,000 and is the only statewide publication of its kind to reach the majority of Texas dentists. The Journal is also available on tda.org for TDA members.

5.  CADS Star Newsletter www.capitalareadental.orgcapital-star/

• CADS go to resource for upcoming events in our dental community.

6.   The ADA award winning consumer web site  www.mouthhealthy.org/en/

      • This site provides robust information on the importance of oral hygiene as an authoritative source for member dentists. Link to this website to provide your patients with accurate, relevant consumer information.

• Foster meaningful relationships and a sense of belonging with other members

1.  CADS General Meetings   www.capitalareadentalsociety.org/    Currently, CADS holds 8 General Meetings per year on Tuesday evenings which include:

 Social Hour  TSBDE Accredited CE  Concise,relevent professional updates

2.   New Dentist Committee www.capitalareadental.orginfo-box/new-dentists-corner/

      • The New Dentists group is comprised of CADS members who have been practicing for 10 years or less. The Co-Chairs of the New Dentists committee are Annalisa Heck and Trisha Kimes. Please contact one of them if you’d like more information or would like to get involved.

3.   TDA State Meeting in San Antonio www.texasmeeting.com

      • This state meeting held in San Antonio each year is a great way to reconnect with dental school classmates, obtain needed continuing education, and to see the latest products.

• Making a difference in the lives of the less fortunate

1.   ADA Action for Dental Health  http://ada.org/en/public-programs/action-for-dental-health/

      • As we all know, Dental health has an impacton our overall health and neglecting one can negatively impact the other. That’s why the American Dental Association (ADA) has launched the Action for Dental Health: Dentists Making a Difference, a nationwide campaign aimed at boldly addressing the dental health crisis facing America today.

2.  TDA Smiles Foundation www.tdasmiles.org/

      •  Texas Mission of Mercy (TMOM) is a mobile dental clinic that travels around the state providing basic dental care (including cleanings, fillings, or extractions), free of charge, to uninsured Texans. Treatment provided at a TMOM is focused on relieving pain. Volunteer dentists examine and will determine the most necessary treatment for each patient. Since 2001, TMOM events have provided more than 29,000 patients with nearly $15 million worth of charitable care.

3.   CADF   www.capitalareadentalfoundation.org/

      • As the philanthropic arm of the Capital Area Dental Society (CADS), the Capital Area Dental Foundation (CADF) takes our professional call to service seriously. Our members have taken the time to understand the oral health problems facing our community and have created programs that take on the problems no one else is tackling. Currently, our focus is on poor and disabled adults since these populations have the greatest need—and least options—for both preventive and curative dental care.

CADS has created a “must-have membership” which makes a difference in the lives of its members and the community we serve by intentionally creating a culture that fosters belonging, enthusiasm, and encouragement utilizing cutting edge technology and an organizational structure that engages the participation and leadership of a diverse group of dentists representing all ages, races, and genders. Towards this end, we recognize Membership Value exists when an association can achieve the following:

• Help solve a member’s current problems:

CADS has created a “must-have membership” which makes a difference in the lives of its members and the community we serve by intentionally creating a culture that fosters belonging, enthusiasm, and encouragement utilizing cutting edge technology and an organizational structure that engages the participation and leadership of a diverse group of dentists representing all ages, races, and genders. Towards this end, we recognize Membership Value exists when an association can achieve the following:

• Help solve a member’s current problems: