The Association of Retiring Dentists (ARD) and the American Association of Disabled Dentists (AADD) are now working together as a team in making the real the care and support of injured or ill dentists a priority to the ADA (American Dental Association). We all will eventually leave the active practice of dentistry. Whether it is voluntary or involuntary the result is the same. You can call it retirement, but we as a team prefer to call it transition.
Transition training is unorganized within the profession as a whole, and we are determined to make it an integral component of the resources continuously provided to the ADA membership. Our websites will supplement the information and links provided by the ADA and will continue to provide solid ideas on disability/transition support. How you leave active dental practice is just as important as how you started. We realize the value in each dental practitioner and strive to ensure each practitioner is fully aware of the many fields that are open to them when leaving active dental practice.
NO ONE SHOULD DIE WITH A DENTAL HANDPIECE IN THEIR HAND
WHEN YOU TRANSITION, YOU WILL NOT BE WORRIED THAT YOU DIDN’T FINISH A FEW MORE CROWNS. YOU WILL WANT TO CONTINUE TO BE RELAVENT AND VALUED.
Please review the numerous transitioning posts on our website for ideas. When you transition remember that you will always be a dentist. Along with the title, goes the obligation to give back. Be relevant and continue to be a valuable part of our society. Whether you choose to consult, teach, or concentrate on volunteer work; it doesn’t matter.
In addition to reviewing our website for valuable information, strongly consider review of the ARD website (retiringdentists.com) and joining this great organization. The ARD provides a wide variety of support/information to include finances/investments, practice management, volunteering ideas, and retirement transition to name a few. The ARD and AADD are joining forces to help dentists transition or return to work efficiently and smoothly. We will lobby the ADA to make definitive additions to their website. This will provide resources with continually updated information to dentists who are disabled.
WE ARE DENTISTS HELPING DENTISTS, WE CARE.