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New UF Continuing Education course masters the business of dentistry

Published: August 9th, 2012

Category: Alumni, Continuing Education, Features, News, School of Advanced Dental Sciences

Learn the business side of dentistry through University of Florida course

By Kelly Soderlund, ADA News staff

Gainesville, Fla.—Dr. Matthew Nawrocki’s degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry prepared him for the clinical side of dentistry. But the business side? He needed some more help.

This wasn’t something the 30-year-old Jacksonville, Fla., prosthodontist realized until he purchased two general dental practices with the intention of merging them. Like most dental students, Dr. Nawrocki had a short course in practice management while in dental school, but it wasn’t until he put himself in charge of managing the business that he realized how much he was missing.

“The course in dental school was just enough to tell you what you don’t know and kind of scare you,” Dr. Nawrocki said. “There’s so much stuff on the business side you don’t know about, and it’s a little daunting.”

He found the answer within his alma mater. This fall, the University of Florida College of Dentistry will offer its first Executive Practice Management Certificate Program for Dentists. The 13-month program, launched by the university’s Continuing Dental Education Office, will prepare dentists to become business owners and executive managers within their practices.

Read the full article on the ADA website.

Find out more about the course here.