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2017 - 2018 Continuing Education

When courses are offered, you may register online or by opening a registration form (which you can fax or send to us). You may also call our office: 206.448.6620 or email us.  One further note:   A confirmation email will be sent ONE WEEK PRIOR to the event. This email will have directions to the venue and any other pertinent information, so please be sure to check your Inbox and Spam filters.  If you do NOT receive a confirmation email, you might not be registered.  Please call us immediately at 206.448.6620.

Transition Planning for Mid-Life Dentists with Verlin Frickel, AFTCO consultant

  • Tue, Jan 30, 2018 | 6:00 PM - Tue, Jan 30, 2018 | 9:00 PM
  • Location: The Drouble Tree Southcenter Hotel
  • Address: 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Tukwila, Washington, USA
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This program will focus on dentists planning to retire in the next few years. For younger dentists, this presentation will help them plan for the future. Things are changing in the business of dentistry and this presentation will address the interests of the practitioners who are thinking about retirement in five to ten years. How do you prepare your practice for sale?  How do you find a purchaser? There are many questions and details that need to be considered before a dentist is ready to make the step to retirement. The market is changing and, as a national company, AFTCO is interested in raising the understanding of market realities.  Learn how you can make the most of the opportunities that are available and avoid the potential pitfalls.  Mr. Frickel brings nearly 50 years of experience in the dental industry; and, his forthright style will both inform and engage.

Presenter:  Verlin Frickel

Verlin was involved in the insurance and securities industry for twenty-five years, before beginning a second career in 1985 as a practice transition consultant. He has been with AFTCO longer than any other analyst in the AFTCO network and remains one of the company’s most consistently successful analysts.  He is experienced in assisting with buying, selling, mergers, coaching, market value analyses and all kinds of practice transitions including innovative exit-strategies. Outstanding advice and service have built a loyal following of satisfied clients, many of whom come as referrals of satisfied clients, which is the hallmark of a truly outstanding consultant. Verlin Frickel is dedicated to helping practitioners achieve their objectives for their practices and their goals or dreams for their personal “quality of life.”

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NEW Cancellation Policy

Due to the new Membership Meeting registration procedure, our Cancellation Policy has changed. ​Here is the current CDE Class Cancellation Policy.

Additional Course Resources

Please note that the Washington State Dental Association publishes continuing dental education in their monthly magazine called the WSDA News. You may also want to contact the University of Washington School of Dentistry Continuing Dental Education office 206.543.5448.

You may also wish to visit the online continuing dental education offered through the ADA. Visit to see their list of available courses. Remember that of the 21 continuing education hours required for your annual license renewal, you may only take up to 7 credit hours through self-study.