EP-13 Transitions in Endodontic Practice

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CE Credits: 1.5

Program Overview:

A panel of speakers will discuss the types of transitions that can occur in an endodontic practice and the logistics that go along with the journey. Dr. Lawson will discuss moving from an Endodontic Graduate Program into full-time private practice. Dr. Archer will discuss moving from a full-time private practice into full-time academics. Dr. Madison will discuss moving from full-time private practice into a phased retirement. Each speaker will present the road that they took to achieve their current positions, including the pros, cons and obstacles along the way.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  •  Discuss the transition from a graduate program into an associateship.
  •  Formulate a business plan for an endodontic practice ownership.
  •  Identify factors that affect the transfer from private practice into academics.

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CE Test
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
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1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available

Richard D. Archer, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Archer earned his D.D.S. degree from The University of Maryland Dental School in 1982. He was sponsored by the United States Navy for specialty training and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1990 with a Certificate in Endodontics and a M.S. degree. After 11 years as a Navy Dental Officer, Dr. Archer was active in private practice for 17 years in Chesapeake, Virginia. While teaching in the Navy GPR program at Naval Hospital Portsmouth, VA, Dr. Archer began teaching part time at the VCU School of Dentistry. He continued as an adjunct faculty member for 19 years before becoming full time faculty in 2009. Dr. Archer achieved his board certification in 2011 and is a Diplomate of The American Board of Endodontics. Dr. Archer has been the Predoctoral Endodontics Director since 2010. He was the Interim Chair of the Department of Endodontics from 2012 until 2014. Since 2013 he has been the Assistant Dean for Clinical Education.

Sandra Madison, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Sandra Madison received her BS, MPH and DDS degrees from the University of North Carolina. She completed a GPR at the Iowa City VAMC and her residency and MS in Endodontics from the University of Iowa. Dr. Madison began her endodontic career as an educator serving as the graduate program director in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Iowa and as the graduate program director and department chair at the University of North Carolina. In 1992, she entered private practice in Asheville, N.C., while continuing as an adjunct associate professor at UNC. She maintained a full time private practice for 21 years before retiring and continues to practice on a limited basis. Dr. Madison has been actively involved in organized dentisty throughout her career. She was the first female president of the AAE and also served as president of the AAE Foundation, ABE and College of Diplomates. In addition, Dr. Madison has served the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation, North Carolina Dental Society, and Tar Heel Endodontic Association. She is a Fellow in both the American and International Colleges of Dentistry. She resides in Western North Carolina with her husband and enjoys their three adult children and five amazing grandchildren.

Clara M. Spatafore, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Spatafore attended West Virginia University where she received her undergraduate degree, D.D.S., M.S. and Certificate in Endodontics. She was a general dentist in Pittsburgh, PA , after endodontic training she served in the US Navy. She practiced at Allegheny General Hospital for 16 years and maintained a private practice in Sewickley, PA. She is an associate professor and Chairman of the DOE at VCU School of Dentistry. As a member of the AAE she has held several leadership roles with the Board, including president in 2010-11. Dr. Spatafore is currently a director on the American Board of Endodontics. She is a Diplomate of the ABE, was a member of several AAE committees and serves on the JOE Scientific Review Board. Dr. Spatafore is a member of the ADA, the Virginia and Richmond Dental Associations, and other endodontic organizations. She and her husband, Philip Bartling have four children.

Sean O. Lawson, D.D.S., M.S.D.

Bio forthcoming

Richard D. Archer, D.D.S., M.S.

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Sandra Madison, D.D.S., M.S.

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Clara M. Spatafore, D.D.S., M.S.   

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Sean O. Lawson, D.D.S., M.S.D.   

Disclosure: I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.