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Special Seminars

Careers & Connections

Special Women in Dentistry Seminars

Speakers: Lynda Farnen, JD (Ann Arbor); TBA (Traverse City)
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
CE Credits: 1

You're invited to join fellow women dentists for Careers & Connections, a special MDA program for women dentists. This special evening is designed to mix informal networking with a brief program of interest to dental professionals. Two upcoming events are scheduled in Ann Arbor and Traverse City. The cost per person includes food, drinks, networking and one hour of continuing education credit. Don't miss out! 


  • Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 — Mediterrano, Ann Arbor (map)
    Fee: $35/person

    The Michigan Dental Association invites you to join your sisters in dentistry for sharing, discussion and consultation on the topic of Risk Management. Hear about claim trends, get tips for managing treatment risks and adverse events, staff and patient communications, record-keeping and emerging risk issues. Learn from expert Lynda Farnen, JD, and from your colleagues. There will be an opportunity to connect with one another not only on this issue but other things you face daily in your practice.

    Sponsored by Carr Healthcare Realty

  • Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 — Red Ginger, Traverse City (map)
    Fee: $45/person

    Speaker and topic to be announced shortly.

Special Seminar Series

Health Plan Update and Alternatives for 2016

Speaker: MDA Insurance
CE Credits: 3

Health insurance is only getting more complicated and MDA Insurance continues to be your one-stop resource for the best health plans available. This seminar will provide everything you need to know to navigate the health insurance world in the Affordable Care Act era. It will cover:

  • ACA rules that employers need to know;
  • The impact of the ACA in Michigan;
  • the MDA Health Plan (a self-insured employer group plan — learn why to join, how to join, what plan designs are available, strategies for funding your plan;
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan individual and group plans;
  • Subsidized plans on the federal Marketplace and how MDA Insurance can help.

This three-hour seminar provides time for questions and answers.

NOTE: This program will not address Medicare or Medicare-related health plans.


  • Friday, Set. 18, 2015 Traverse City (map)
    Grand Traverse Resort
    100 Grand Traverse Resort Village Blvd.
    Acme, MI 49610
    9 a.m. - noon
  • Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 Dearborn (map)
    The Henry, Fairlane Plaza
    300 Town Center Drive
    Dearborn, MI  48126
    9 a.m. - noon
  • Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 Grand Rapids (map)
    Doubletree by Hilton Grand Rapids Airport
    4747 28th Streeet SE
    Grand Rapids, MI  49512
    9 a.m. - noon
  • Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015  Okemos (map)
    MDA Headquarters
    3657 Okemos Road
    Okemos, MI  48864
    9 a.m. - noon 
  • Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 Troy (map)
    Detroit Marriott Troy
    200 W. Big Beaver Road
    Troy, MI  48084
    9 a.m. - noon (correct time)

All meetings should last no more than three hours. CE credits will be given to all attendees. A light continental breakfast will be available for the morning seminars. Space is limited, so please register early.


The MDA is an ADA CERP recognized provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The MDA designates this activity for three continuing education credits per course.

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