About Us

The Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic membership gives the dental professional the opportunity to take accredited, participation courses involving didactic and clinical classes. The Research Clinic facilities of the Dental Health Department at Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth, Florida, are utilized for classroom and clinical education. The goals of the Research Clinic are to provide an opportunity for continuing education of dentists, hygienists and assistants, to provide clinical chairside training of the Dental Assisting students enrolled at the college, and to provide reduced fee dental services to the community.

Sections are chaired by members of the Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic. Chairpersons are selected for their knowledge, expertise, and reputation in the areas of study. A considerable amount of time and research is involved in preparing the courses in order to provide up-to-date, state-of-the-art instruction in practical procedures which will enhance the dentist’s skills and experience.

Dentist members of the Research Clinic are required to participate in both morning didactic and afternoon clinical sessions, if offered. Attendance in both sessions is necessary in order to receive continuing education credit. This requirement is to ensure participation in the clinical education of the Dental Assisting Students, and to help provide low cost dental care for the community.

Sponsorship of a continuing education course at the Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic does not imply subject matter, product or technique endorsement. This material is offered to the professional for educational purposes only.

The Atlantic Coast Dental Research clinic has been designated an approved Program Provider by the Florida constituent of the Academy of General Dentistry. This Program Provider’s formal CDE programs are accepted by the AGD for membership maintenance, Fellowship and Mastership credits. The current term of approval extends from June 1st, 2016 to May 31, 2020 .

PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS

Dear Colleagues,

I invite you to join us at the Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic for the 2019-2020 year and invest in yourself and your dental skills!

I would guess that we share similar goals and values.  I’d be that like me, you believe that investing in education is the best way to transform your like and the work you enjoy.  I’d bet that you always want to be better  You don’t just want to be adequate.  You don’t want to feel that you are getting behind with the latest products, innovations, and techniques in dentistry.  I’d bet you value the experience and knowledge our course chairmen are hoping to share with you.

I’ve taken most of the courses we offer, and when I reflect on all the knowledge gained, I can’t imagine practicing without it.  The programs presented by our chairmen are such a tremendous resource to be utilized.

I remember many occasions of looking forward to the next session to ask a chairman a question about a particular case.  Often the takeaway of a lecture was a little golden nugget of knowledge that I could bring back to the office and use every day.  I have long felt that only one of these golden nuggets would make an entire lecture worthwhile.

Sometimes chatting over lunch with classmates would lead to new ideas and a new perspective on our profession.  If you are a solo practitioner, you may have found it can be lonely.  the monthly classes can be a refreshing break from your everyday routine.  the camaraderie with those who know how challenging dentistry can be is just the icing on the cake.  The opportunity to treat patient and share with your colleagues your ideas is rare.  But we offer this and more at a modest cost.

This year we will offer a technology course in our continuing quest to offer new and interesting curses.  With a diverse range of course in the many fields of dentistry we have one for you.

The wisdom of arguably the greatest scientist of all time calls out to you when newton said:  “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants”.  He knew that knowledge builds upon itself and that the cumulative effect can be dramatic.  Come join us to “see further”.  Of course you owe it to your patients, but maybe more importantly, you owe it to yourself.

David R. Meeker, D.M.D.
President, ACDRC

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