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Wanted: new speakers for Success Dental Student Programs

The ADA Success Dental Student Programs are seeking new speakers to help prepare the next generation of dentists make the transition from dental school to practice.

There are four presentations prepared by the ADA (one for each year in dental school; see ADA.org/success for a year-by-year breakdown) that are offered to every school. Passionate, knowledgeable speakers deliver the presentations that include practice management information and the value of organized dentistry.

For 2013-14, the ADA New Dentist Committee is seeking up to six speakers for the Success speaker corps. Submissions due May 1. Interested candidates must provide the following:

• a CV;
• a letter of interest, citing public speaking experience;
• a link to an online video, between two and 10 minutes in length, of speakers in a public speaking role (may include a presentation crafted for the purpose of this submission).

Candidates are ADA members with strong presentation skills, previous experience interacting with students, and experience that reflects broad knowledge of practice management topics. Geography also plays a role—the NDC is especially interested in recruiting members from the following states: Alabama, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma and Oregon.

All new speakers will be required to attend a full-day orientation session in Chicago on Saturday, Aug. 10. The ADA reimburses expenses for Success-related travel, including the orientation.

Those interested can email information by May 1 to Isabella Horning in the ADA New Dentist Committee and Office of Student Affairs at horningi@ada.org. Questions may be directed to Ms. Horning at Ext. 4656. The NDC will review submissions and candidates will be notified by June 7.