AAWD Member Benefits
Here are some of the benefits membership in AAWD has to offer:
CONNECT WITH THE WOMAN DENTIST'S NETWORK GOING ON FOR 82 YEARS!
- Woman Dentist Journal and Chronicle newsletter. Read about how other women dentists are combining career and family with 10 issues a year of the Woman Dentist Journal along with member activities in the Chronicle. Learn about scientific news, today's new technologies including prevention and prevention interventions, as well as articles about balancing your life with fun and recreation!
- Online Web site for "Members Only" — A comprehensive Web site with today's information and access to current news, including an online Membership Directory. Link to your favorite suppliers who know how to really support women dentists, and find links to other sites like wdjournal.com.
INSURANCE DESIGNED FOR WOMEN DENTISTS TO MEET YOUR NEEDS
- Lowest cost insurance that can be found with Emery & Webb, Inc./Ace American Insurance Company's "Dentists Protection Pac." An excellent comprehensive malpractice program designed especially for our members. It includes premiums tailored to the number of hours you work, 10 percent discount for AAWD members, reduced premiums for family leave, licensure board defense at no extra charge, employed dentist discounts, and many more benefits.
- Automobile Insurance — GEICO Automobile Insurance. Significant savings with this nationwide company.
OFFICE AND PRACTICE SUPPORT FOR THE WOMAN DENTIST
- Advertising for Personnel — DentalWorkers.com. 10 percent discount on classified ads.
- Office Supplies — DDS Front Office. Join this unique dental business supply-buying service offered through AAWD. Orders can be done by catalog or online.
STARTING THE WOMAN-OWNED DENTAL PRACTICE WITHOUT HASSLES
- Low-Interest Loans and Set-Up Loans for Women Dentists Only — Penn Security Bank & Trust Financial Services provides lowest cost loans tailored to the needs of women dentists. These include no-fuss commercial loans for people who understand a woman dentist's needs, along with other loan needs, including debt consolidation, equipment leasing programs, credit card processing, cash flow maximizer, and more. Call today!
- Debt Collection National Credit System (NCS). A bad debt collection service that makes it easy and economical to recover from a delinquent payer. NCS uses a flat-rate system, which makes it easier for members to recover up to twice as much money.
- Patient Locator for Women Dentists by Zip Code — Locate a Woman Dentist. Many patients look for a woman dentist. Our Web site is the leading resource directory for patients and members alike.
RECOGNITION AWARDS FOR WOMEN DENTISTS AND WOMEN DENTISTS-TO-BE
- AAWD Awards Program. The Lucy Hobbs Taylor Award (the highest award bestowed on a woman dentist who has contributed to the advancement of dentistry) is presented during our Annual Meeting.
- Student Scholarships, Loans & Awards. Colgate Palmolive Research Scholarship, Gillette Hayden Memorial Fund (loan), and the Eleanor J. Bushee Senior Dental Student Award.
ACTIVITIES DESIGNED FOR THE WOMAN DENTIST TO NETWORK AND LEAD WITHOUT WAITING
- Chapters in Your Local Area — Start a local chapter to join the ever-expanding network of women dentists who are practicing state-of-the-art dentistry while balancing their lives. Learn about activities in your area and how you can get on board to connect with women who run with the best!
- Annual Conference. Exceptional workshops include practice management, personal and professional health, scientific and technical sessions to easily obtain continuing-education units. AAWD focuses on women's health issues. Network with your colleagues in the various fields of dentistry. A distinctive conference that is highly valued by our attendees as one of the finest conferences in dentistry today.
- AAWD Speaker's Bureau. Highlights not only dental speakers, but speakers on women's health and general health issues.
AAWD is the organization for women advancing dentistry by enriching and nurturing the spirit of women dentists everywhere! Please join today. In addition to the many benefits of your membership, you will receive personal camaraderie and support like no other. Contact any of the officers (listed on the second page of this newsletter) or reach us at www.womendentists.org or www.aawd.org. We can't wait to hear from you.