Academy offers members new benefit

May 13, 2005
New marketing tool will increase all aspects of practices for members of Academy of General Dentistry.

The Academy of General Dentistry is pleased to announce a new relationship with EarGlue Messages On Hold Service, a benefit partnership that will provide members the most effective telephone marketing and communications tools available.

EarGlue's three advertising and communication services will help AGD members increase revenue and better manage their patient relationships. AGD members will receive a special discount on all of these features.

EarGlue On Hold will allow AGD members to incorporate on hold messages into their marketing plans. The service will help members tailor their on hold marketing with custom advertisements and a variety of music choices. EarGlue can also provide clients top-of-the-line telephone systems with expert technology as an authorized Vodavi STS Telephone system dealer.

AGD members can take advantage of these new benefits and other select AGD-endorsed programs including practice financing, a flexible patient-finance program, professional liability, medical, term and life insurance programs and low-cost credit card processing services.

"These services have been researched, tested and selected by a panel of AGD members and can help build a dentist's practice, save money, protect investments and increase convenience," says AGD President Thomas A. Howley, Jr., DDS, MAGD.

To learn more about AGD's benefits contact the Member Benefits Coordinator at 888.243.3368, ext. 4355. If interested in becoming an AGD member, call AGD's Member Services Center at 888.243.3368, ext. 5300.

A member services representative will answer questions or can begin the membership process over the phone. The AGD works hard to improve the quality and value of the service it provides to members.

The AGD is a non-profit organization of more than 35,000 general dentists dedicated to staying up-to-date in the profession through continuing education.

A general dentist is the primary care provider for patients of all ages and is responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, management and overall coordination of services related to patients' oral health needs.