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AzDA's Audio Amalgam podcast is a bi-weekly to monthly update from the Executive Director of the Arizona Dental Association (AzDA) as well as AzDA members, programs, and community leaders.

This exclusive member dentist benefit takes a deeper dive into the current issues, obstacles, and opportunities dentists in Arizona face on a day-to-day basis, including: hot button issues, advocacy and new legislation, BODEX and the Dental Practice Act, licensure, business advice, AzDA member benefits, member dentist guest features, Q&As, and even roundtable discussions.

This is practical, applicable, and insider advice that member dentists practicing in Arizona absolutely need to know.

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Jul 31, 2018

(36min) Dr. Pruzansky shares an honest and engaging look at her transition from large group practice employee to practice owner, and what she learned along the way (debt mgmt., what she looked for in a practice, patient attrition, etc). For new dentists considering ownership, you’ll want to make sure you catch...

Jul 18, 2018

If you've been in practice long enough, you've had a patient look to file a complaint about you, which potentially means you'll need to appear in front of BODEX. However, if you're an AzDA member dentist, mediation services might be available to you. If you have no idea what this benefit is about, or how it works for...

Jul 18, 2018

If you've been told email is dead and that all the action is on social media, you've been lied to. Email is far from dead, and a lot of your colleagues are leveraging it (along with social media) to stay in contact, educate, and even personally connect with their patient base. If you're not getting the traction you'd...

Jul 11, 2018

My daughter's teacher had a simple class assignment: provide step-by-step instructions on how to make a PB&J sandwich. This got me thinking about communication—patient communication—and exactly how much of what I share with patients is actually retained.

Jul 11, 2018

AzDA Editor Dr. Eric Curtis' Safford, AZ office was twice overrun by local Boy Scout troops looking to earn a merit badge. What the kids learned and what Dr. Curtis took away from the unexpected visit.