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Leadership Institute - Dental Society Relations
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This course covers the core elements of good dental society relations and identifies opportunities for collaboration and communication among ADA, State and Local dental societies.


Learning Objectives

  1. Understand how open communication contributes to opportunities within the national, state and local dental associations.
  2. Speak to the importance of local associations as they have a major impact every day on the service delivered to over 157,000 dentist members.
  3. Identify shared resources for efficiency and for member value delivery.
  4. Understand how to use a dot map effectively to determine membership coverage and proper resource allocations in the state.
  5. Understand the benefits of an aligned organization.



  1. Elements of good dental society relations
    a. Open communications
    b. Local representation
    c. Sharing resources to optimize member value
    d. Using data effectively to deliver value
  2. Aligned organizations
  3. Customer driven excellence and alignment
    a. Best practices for engaging members as volunteers
    b. Building a volunteer structure for future leaders to emerge
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