Every year, Dental Economics selects a recent graduate to serve a one-year term on the magazine`s Editorial Board. You are eligible to apply for the honorary position if you are a 1996 dental-school graduate who will be entering private practice, or a 1995 or 1994 graduate now in private practice.
The dentist selected for the one-year post will receive an all-expense paid trip to the ADA meeting in Orlando in late September. At that time, he or she will meet with Dental Economics editorial staff members and the five dentists who are five-year members of the Board. The Board meeting features a roundtable discussion of a topic important to dentistry. The recent-graduate member helps keep the focus on the concerns of the younger members of the profession. The new members also will learn about the editorial review process, which includes monthly reports to the editors. The cost of transportation, meals and two-nights` hotel accommodations for the new board member and spouse will be provided by Dental Economics. There also will be time to attend parts of the ADA meeting and to enjoy some sightseeing.
If you are interested, all you need to do is write a two- or three-page letter about yourself, telling us why you went into dentistry, your future plans and aspirations and your specific reasons for wanting to serve on the Editorial Board. If you are a 1995 or 1994 graduate, tell us about your early experiences as a practicing dentist.
Letters of entry will be accepted until June 28, 1996. Send them to: Dental Economics, Box 3408, Tulsa, OK 74101. Runners-up for the one-year post also will receive prizes. Two will receive four practice-administration books published by PennWell Books/Dental Economics; three will receive two books and four others will receive one book each.
Dentists who entered in the past and who still meet the eligibility criteria are welcome to enter again this year, including those who won books in 1995. The dentists who have served in the one-year position since it was added in 1980 agree that the experience has been invaluable to their personal and professional growth. And the five-year members of the Board, all actively-practicing dentists, agree that the input of the recent-graduate member has contributed immensely to the lively discussions of important topics at the annual Board meeting.
Welcome Another New Department: Staff Notebook
We are pleased to announce another new department is making its debut this month. The author needs no introduction to the dental community. Linda Miles is a well-known consultant, lecturer and author in the arena of dental practice management. Her monthly department, Staff Notebook, will focus on important dental-team topics. Check it out on Page 48 of this issue, and look for it every month.