American Academy of Emergency Medicine

President’s Message

As, I write my last president’s message, I have been reflecting on the last 27 months. Thank you for the amazing opportunity you gave me to earn your trust and support. My last president’s message will be a call to action. Our specialty is under attack from every possible angle… insurance companies, the threat of advanced practice provider (APP) independent practices, CMGs controlling our practice, congress “fixing” the balanced billing issue, etc. 

As a specialty, we need for all emergency physicians to get involved. I often hear: “Why should I join an AAEM committee?” “Why should I write and visit my congressional representative?” “Why should I encourage others to join AAEM and get involved?” “Why should I donate to the AAEM PAC?” “I am content, I am happy where I am!” This is the “laissez-faire” attitude that got us where we are at today! Laissez-faire is a French noun meaning “attitude of letting things take their own course, without interfering” We allowed others to make decisions for us, we allowed others to be at the table making decision for us—not just emergency physicians, but all physicians.

 

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Clinician Resilience and Well-Being – National Academy of Medicine

Clinician well-being is essential for safe, high-quality patient care.

 

However, clinicians of all kinds, across all specialties and care settings, are experiencing alarming rates of burnout. Among the most telling of statistics, more than 50 percent of U.S. physicians report significant symptoms. Burnout is a syndrome characterized by a high degree of emotional exhaustion and depersonalization (i.e., cynicism), and a low sense of personal accomplishment at work.

Clinician burnout can have serious, wide-ranging consequences, from reduced job performance and high turnover rates to—in the most extreme cases—medical error and clinician suicide. On the other hand, clinician well-being supports improved patient-clinician relationships, a high-functioning care team, and an engaged and effective workforce. In other words, when we invest in clinician well-being, everyone wins.

Supporting clinician well-being requires sustained attention and action at organizational, state, and national levels, as well as investment in research and information-sharing to advance evidence-based solutions. 

 

In the face of the unprecedented challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying global public health emergency, the Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience must acknowledge the toll that the current crisis is taking on the well-being of clinicians. We know that the health care and public health community needs our support as they navigate the difficult challenges arising in this unprecedented moment. We have therefore compiled a list of strategies and resources to support the health and well-being of clinicians providing health care during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Addressing Your Practice Management Concerns during COVID-19
AACD Webinar

This webinar presented by Adrienne Twigg, co-owner of Bent Ericksen & Associates and Kelly Bradley, Principal at SVA Certified Public Accountants, S.C. answers these questions and more:
  • What can I do about hygienists who are not currently working in my practice because I am following the ADA recommendation to cancel all non-emergency dentistry? Are they considered laid off?
  • If I pay a portion of health insurance for my employees who are currently laid off, does that continue through the layoff? Does Cobra kick in?
  • How do I protect and enhance my cash flow right now?
  • If my employees have children home from school due to mandatory closings do I need to pay while they are out as indicated in the HR 6201 bill just passed by the Senate?
  • What can I do to manage cancellations and rescheduling?
  • How are people staying positive in this difficult time?
  • What do I need to know about unemployment benefits?
  • Do I qualify for a small business exemption?
  • What should I be saying to my patients via social media? How often should I be posting?

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Getting started with dental digital marketing is easier than you think, and it doesn’t require a large time investment. Try one of these 20 tips per day, and you’ll discover how social media grows your reach, builds relationships, and enhances your reputation where it matters most.

In this ebook, we simply explain concepts like how to:

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Academy of General Dentistry

WHATEVER YOUR PASSION, WE CATER TO YOUR UNIQUE NEEDS

 

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As the only organization exclusively dedicated to serving the interests and professional needs of the general dentist, AGD is uniquely qualified to offer you the exact resources you need to succeed in practice and promotion of quality oral health.

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Achieving AGD Fellowship and Mastership reflects your commitment to provide quality care for your patients. Earning these prestigious awards also distinguishes you professionally through the pursuit of quality continuing education.

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Continuing Education

Access the latest CE opportunities, including live and on-demand webinars, specifically designed for the general dentist.

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CE Directory

This convenient, searchable database gives you access to high-quality CE courses that help you stay current and earn credit for Fellowship, Mastership and Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition.

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AGD2020 is set for July 15-18 at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

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Advocacy

AGD monitors important general dentistry issues that affect the way you practice and the health of your patients and communities you serve. We provide you with the resources you need to make your voice heard.

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Keep track of your earned credits with AGD’s CE management tools. Access your award transcript too.

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Publications

Stay up-to-date on the latest news, developments in dental research and clinical findings that impact you. AGD’s peer-reviewed journal, General Dentistry, and newsmagazine, AGD Impact, keep you informed, educated and inspired.

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Your AGD membership gains you access to exclusive offers on personal and professional products and services.

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AGD VANTAGE

AGD is excited to launch a new supply discount savings plan with Dental Health Products, Inc. (DHPI)! AGD members can now enjoy aggressive discounts on the industry’s most popular name brand supplies as well as DHPI’s own private label line of products.

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AGD Foundation

Established in 1972, the AGD Foundation aims to improve the oral health of the public and support the efforts of the general dentist and AGD. Find out how you can lend your support.

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Productive Dentist Academy

The Programs for Worldwide Dentists at NYU Dentistry are comprised of scientific and didactic programs for foreign trained dentists in addition to a two-week summer program for dental college students. By networking you to a plethora of one of the best dental labs within the country, providing exclusive dental studies, tailor made media instruments, actual time provider contact, Instructional sources and courses to repeatedly update your data and talent units in dentistry, EliteDentist presents you a one cease shop to be on prime of your recreation.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are mostly associated with the extraction of wisdom teeth, but these medical professionals are also answerable for performing many different superior dental procedures. That’s what researchers found after holding four focus groups with dentists at a regional dental conference.

There are nonetheless areas of the nation the place patients want dental care but have little entry to it. Job prospects will probably be especially good for dentists who’re keen to work in these areas. If there’s a suspicion as to the prognosis, elective dental treatment should be first put on maintain until such time that the medical evaluation is accomplished.

At Dr. Bob Maley Household Dentistry, our care goes beyond smiles. Oversee the administration and enterprise of personal follow and often make use of and supervise numerous employees and allied dental personnel to help deal with their household of patients.

Practising dentist-to-population ratios differ broadly, however vary from roughly 42 to 108 dentists per one hundred,000 folks, according to the American Dental Association. Taking care of one’s tooth can enormously reduce the prevalence of cavities, gum illness, unhealthy breath and stained tooth.

As a result of there are a selection of different profession and observe options in dentistry, practitioners can choose what kind of way of life they are going to lead and often what hours and days they are going to work. Dentists wear masks, gloves, and security glasses to protect themselves and their sufferers from infectious ailments.…

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