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The Committee on PNDC and WSDA staff are always looking at improving the PNDC experience — from adding events to changing venues, no option goes without consideration. This year, they've expanded programming into Wednesday evening, and will be hosting the third WSDA Job Fair during the meeting.

2014 PNDC — Another Evening Session Added!

This year, the PNDC adds another evening session, bringing the total number of credits that attending dentists can earn up to 18.5 — nearly the full 21 credits required by DQAC — all for just $200! The special, ticketed Wednesday evening program is free for all full conference badge holders. The program is geared specifically for young dentists who currently don't own a practice. "Transitions:  Your Life, Your Practice, and Preparing for the Road Ahead" will be conducted by long-time transitions expert, Dr. Richard Seims. On Thursday evening, Seims will present the same course, aimed at dentists interested in selling their practice

Transitions:  Your Life, Your Practice, and Preparing for the Road Ahead – Part I

Wednesday, June 11
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Audience: Dentist and spouse

This course is designed to help young dentists review different professional options.  Attendees will be provided with different perspectives related to employment, “startups”, and purchasing an existing practice.  Preparing for a professional career, including guidelines for employment agreements, practice purchases, both general and specialty practices will be deliberately and purposefully discussed.   Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions at the conclusion of the course. Note: Dinner is provided.

Learning objectives:
• Understand employment contracts and expectations 
• Learn the basics of practice values
• How to present yourself to lenders and “sellers”
• Understand different lending options
• How to consider the potential for a “startup”
• Consider preparations for “later Years”
• How and when to pick professional advisors


Transitions:  Your Life, Your Practice, and Preparing for the Road Ahead – Part II

Thursday, June 12
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Audience: Dentist and spouse

Attendees will hear about how to prepare for retirement, both from a personal satisfaction perspective and from a practice sale perspective. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions at the conclusion of the course.

Learning Objectives:
• Professional and personal options for the next step in life
• Preparing the practice for sale in the present environment
• Explore and review the entire process of selling a practice (general and specialty)
• Choosing professional advisors

Job Fair at the PNDC

Friday, June 13
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Room: Hyatt Grand ABCD, Olympic Tower
Join us while you're attending the PNDC, and meet with fellow WSDA members who are looking for positions, actively hiring, or selling their practice — all at one event. Can't wait until June to start looking for the perfect job or candidate? Join us on February 21st for a Job Fair at the WSDA offices in Fremont. For additional information or to register for the February event, please contact Laura Rohlman at
The Job Fair, open only to WSDA members, will feature:
  • A “speed dating approach” that matches you with as many as 15 candidates/hiring dentists
  • As many as 100 candidates and 30 selling/hiring dentists together at one event
Info for Members hiring an associate or selling their practice:

Info for Members looking for employment or practices to purchase:
Questions about the event?
• Please contact Laura Rohlman at (206) 973-5218 or email her at


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