Resources for the “Conversation”.

Doctors, just like everyone else, get older. Along with our parents and older relatives a part of life becomes telling those we care about our wishes for end of life. Blog Senior Woman 35078093_sCheck out Conversation Starter Kit, free,   . You or those you care about will be guided thought a number of questions important to planning your affairs. Also have found it helpful to review, Center for Practical Bioethics, free materials at  on clarifying values, and desires to pass on.

New Associateships and Practice Valuation ADA Publications

ADA ValuationADA AssociateshipsI am pleased to announce that the newest revisions of the two American Dental Association publications I have co-authored are now available. The two publications are, The Practical Guide to Associateship: Success Strategies for Dentist – Owners and Prospective Associates and The Practical Guide to Valuing a Practice: A Manual for Dentists. They can be ordered directly from the ADA or from our webstore at www.BerningAffiliates.com. Note Berning & Affiliates also offers a Companion Reader for each title that directs readers considering a practice transition to key sections of the pertinent ADA publication.

In all I have undertaken six revisions of the publications since 1988, with the titles modified by the ADA from time to time. Thousands of doctors have purchased the publications over the years. I have been very fortunate to have outstanding co-authors. My co-author for the first 5 revisions was Larry Domer, MBA, DBA, AVA, now Professor Emeritus at the University of Colorado School of Dentistry, and my current co-author is Paul Baumann, CPA, ABV, CFF, CGMA, ASA, partner at Baumann Moreau.