The Academy for Private Dental Practice, formerly known as the American Academy of Dental Practice, is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping dentists thrive in private practice. The organization’s president for 2023, Debra Engelhardt-Nash, who has been a member since 2002, said, “The Academy for Private Dental Practice is our new name that aptly describes our niche’ organization. It’s hard to describe the difference in the atmosphere at these meetings. I attend to be refueled and recharged. Not only do I learn from outstanding speakers, but I learn from my colleagues. The mentorship and camaraderie truly take this meeting over the top! It’s a meeting that I ALWAYS put on my calendar.”
The organization believes in balancing life, work, and family while fostering a spirit of fellowship and shared knowledge. The Academy for Private Dental Practice champions fee-for-service dental practice and supports and develops its members in this role. The organization provides opportunities for dentists, spouses, consultants, and team members to collaborate on issues faced by many of them in their day-to-day practice.
Dr. Susan Maples, the APDP 2024 meeting chair, highly recommends the organization. She said, “Hi Friends, I can personally guarantee (from my own experience) that THIS academy will positively influence your life! It will amplify your professional success and fortify your leadership and personal relationships as well. As your APDP 2024 meeting chair, I offer you the Pillars for Success in Today’s Private Dental Practice. Click here for a preview on our website. Bring your spouse/partner and your best team member. DO NOT miss the BEST meeting of the year!”
The Academy for Private Dental Practice provides a unique experience for its members. The program speakers not only address business skills, but also personal growth, leadership, team building, personal health, and work-life balance. Many of the members are speakers, consultants, and financial advisors, who offer mentorship and resources to young and seasoned dental practitioners. The meetings offer one-on-one mentorship and a level of support that cannot be found in online CE programs, clinical courses, or large dental meetings.
APDP understands the challenges that private dental practices are facing, such as the expansion of DSOs, the decline of dental benefit programs, personnel shortages, and others. Therefore, the Academy for Private Dental Practice is committed to building leadership skills and camaraderie among like-minded professionals to help dentists achieve their dream of practice ownership, personal fulfillment, and financial freedom of choice.
If you want to experience personal and professional rejuvenation, The Academy for Private Dental Practice welcomes you to attend their annual meeting in March 2024 as a guest.