Association of Retiring Dentists

Transitioning the Lives Of Dentists

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Welcome to the Association of Retiring Dentists website

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.

-Oliver Wendell  Holmes

Protect Your Family and Your Legacy

A growing number of dentists are continuing to practice as long as they can physically handle the stress of the job. The decision not to move into retirement has been very positive for their staff and patients who continue to receive high quality care from people they trust. Additionally, dentists have the benefit of continuing to do what they love and can remain engaged in the community.

The downside to this trend has been the growing number of dentists who are passing away while still in practice. This can cause tremendous turmoil for a family and can have a devastating effect on the value of a dentist’s life work, if appropriate precautions have not been taken prior to death.

What My Father Taught Me about Retiring

His kidneys were shutting down as my father lay unconscious in his brightly lit hospital room attended by physicians and nurses making notes, whispering, and watching the various beeping monitors. Outside the room in the hallway my brother and I were engaged in an intense conversation that we never thought we’d have because my parents had signed Advance Directive papers declaring that they didn’t want to be kept on life support if circumstances required it.

ARD At The NH State Dental Society Annual Meeting

Pictured: ARD Co-Founder, Dr. Neil Hiltunen (on left) NHDS President, Dr. Rob Maguire (center) and NHDS Executive Director, Jim Williamson (on right).Pictured: ARD Co-Founder, Dr. Neil Hiltunen (on left) NHDS President, Dr. Rob Maguire (center) and NHDS Executive Director, Jim Williamson (on right).The ARD attended the New Hampshire Dental Society's Annual Meeting in Meredith, NH and offered insight to several dentists as they explore their retirement plans. We are grateful for the ongoing support of the NHDS in providing space for us again. The NHDS has been helpful in being part of our growing network and facilitating contacts with both local dentists and other state dental associations.

Save the Date - ARD Annual Meeting 2014

We are happy to give you early information about our next Annual Meeting. As in previous years it will be at the Best Western Executive Court and Banquet Facility near the Manchester-Boston Regional airport in Manchester, NH, on Friday, October 24, 2014. Common requests we have been hearing over the years have been to have more information about finances, so this Annual Meeting will be entirely devoted to various ways finances play a role as we transition to this next stage of our lives.

Our morning speaker is the highly regarded Robert Powell, Editor of Retirement Weekly, an online publication of the Wall Street Journal's Market Watch. His topic is "The Pitfalls and Challenges of Retirement: 15 Risks to Consider". The afternoon will begin with David Miller from Bank of America presenting a workshop on “Understanding your Cash-flow to Maximize the Sale of your Dental Practice." More of the afternoon program will be described as soon as it has been confirmed.

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