At last…an easy to learn method for understanding your financial statements!I am just back from my trip to speak at the American Student Dental Association Leadership Conference in Chicago. The conference was attended by 375 dental students from all over the United States. Over 80 % of the dental schools in America were represented! What an incredible experience it was for me! The conference was organized superbly and kudos to the organizing committee for doing such a great job. I allowed lots of time for questions in my 50 minute presentation, and yet I still ran out of time. My presentation centred around how young dentists can position themselves to get the best value out of their first five years. The message was to consider some keys issues when choosing an associateship; get into the right practice, with the right contract and have the right skills that you may not get from dental school (business and leadership skills). Many of the great questions I was asked were about being able to ascertain whether a practice was a good risk to buy into. Many students were concerned that they didn’t have the knowledge to be able to glean pertinent information from financial statements. As this is one of the most important skills I think a young dentist (any dentist!) needs to have, I am offering a webinar later this month (Nov.27th) called Financial Statements Tell You Things You Need to Know. The price is $77 with a special rate for ASDA members. Financial Statements are the most valuable instrument in your practice! Whether you are a student or an experienced dentist, it is never too late to learn the building blocks of Financial Statements and to learn how to read their messages. Register now for this valuable webinar in the Events Registration section of my website. ASDA members only, please use Code FS00 during checkout for your special rate.