May 24-30, 201030 Events United Kingdom Edition I f you’ve recently started out as an associate, the BDA’s ‘Introduction to Being an Associate’ seminar series will be of benefit to you, covering a range of topics with presenta- tions given by renowned and important speakers. The objec- tive of each day will be to an- swer the many questions you will be facing as a new dentist, from the philosophical to some of the more practical and tech- nical issues. What to expect The seminar will cover a range of topics, including contract law and associate agreements cov- ering essential aspects, six key points in associate contracts and negotiations; working in the NHS – rules and regulations covering an introduction to the NHS for nonpracticeowners,understand- ing your rights and responsibili- ties, the regulations, statement of financial entitlements and tendering; finding the right job – the pros and cons of corporate bodies and family practices, pre- paring your CV and covering let- ter, interview preparation – what are practice owners looking for. In the afternoon there will be guidance on financial planning for the self employed – basic fi- nancial planning, the NHS pen- sion scheme, ceasing NHS work – what will you miss out on; ad- vice for the newly self-employed – what you need to know about tax, registering as self-employed, understanding and calculating the payments you need to make, tax returns and liabilities. In ad- dition, there will be details on identifying opportunities – ca- reer planning and investing in yourself and your future, deter- mining where you want to be, selecting the right practice for you. It will be followed by a talk on advice for successful dispute resolution – raising a dispute, considering all the options open to you – conciliation, mediation, arbitration, and making arrange- ments on termination. The are also two interactive panel sessions, where delegates will have the chance to ask speakers questions relating to their needs and experienes. The conference meets the educational criteria set by the GDC for verifi- able CPD (6 hours 30 minutes in total) and is certified by the Brit- ish Dental Association. Seminar dates The next two courses take place on Friday 25 June 2010 at the British Dental Association in London; and on Friday 17 Sep- tember 2010 at the Holiday Inn Liverpool City Centre, Liverpool. What it costs? Entry to the seminar costs £100 for BDA members, and £130 for non-members. The fee includes refreshments, a buffet lunch and all course documentation. Further information For further information on the programme and arrangements for the seminar please contact Rebecca Hancock, Events Ex- ecutive, British Dental Associa- tion, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS, or call 020 7563 4590, fax 020 7563 4591, email events@ bda.org. A full programme of BDA Events can be seen at www. bda.org/seminars. DT Improve your associate skills The BDA’s ‘Introduction to Being an Associate’ series continues in London and Liverpool ‘The objective of each day will be to answer the many questions you will be facing as a new dentist’ PracticeWorks KODAK R4 Practice Management Software PEARL is the new iPhone or Blackberry application for R4. No longer are you restricted to viewing your appointments, patient records and images on a computer screen. Now you can view them wherever you want, whenever it’s most convenient for you. Access your practice data on your iPhone or Blackberry with PEARL Another breakthrough from PracticeWorks For more information or to place an order please call 0800 169 9692 or visit www2.practiceworks.co.uk/links/pearl.asp PracticeWorks © PracticeWorks Limited 2010www.practiceworks.co.uk

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