This month on www.net32.com

-December`s "Ask the Expert" event (Dec. 4-8): "Maximizing Practice Income and Planning for Retirement." Hugh Doherty, DDS, CFP - a certified financial planner, national lecturer, and chief executive officer of Doctor`s Financial Network - will be available in the net32 Community section to answer your questions about financial planning for retirement.

-December`s "Ask the Expert" event (Dec. 4-8): "Maximizing Practice Income and Planning for Retirement." Hugh Doherty, DDS, CFP - a certified financial planner, national lecturer, and chief executive officer of Doctor`s Financial Network - will be available in the net32 Community section to answer your questions about financial planning for retirement.

Submit your questions for Dr. Doherty to host@net32.com anytime between now and the event, then visit net32`s Community section during the week of Dec. 4-8 to read all of the questions and answers.

- With the end of the year approaching, now is a good time to make tax-deductible contributions to your favorite charities. One to consider is Smiles for Success, which assists women in transition from welfare to work who cannot afford the cost of dental care. Visit www.smilesforsuccess.org for more information. Smiles for Success is a foundation of the American Association of Women Dentists.

- Search net32`s no-cost online Classifieds, where you can place an ad for a piece of equipment or search postings for dental-employment opportunities across the country. You`ll find the Classifieds in the site`s Community section.

- Online at net32.com: Dental Economics, Dental Equipment & Materials, RDH, Proofs, and Dental Graduate. You can conduct topic and author searches across all of these publications at once (including archives), as well as get free access to great product information.

- In December, log on to www.net32.com and participate in an online survey about how your office handles dental insurance claims. The results of the net32 online survey on methods of patient education were:

What is the primary approach to patient education in your practice?

- verbal 49%

- written 14%

- video 10%

- CD-ROM 18%

- other 9%

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