Benefits of membership
- Discount on tuition for courses
- Network for sharing information
- Resource for information regarding volunteer opportunities
Our vision is to create and maintain an organization of resources through education and the exchange of experiences on both sides of retirement. The Association of Retiring Dentists is the global organization that brings mature dentists together in a variety of venues for sharing experiences and exploring opportunities.
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We think that understanding the background and process for the development of the ARD will give insight into the value and potential of our organization.
Words Of Wisdom
A man feared his wife wasn’t hearing as well as she used to and he thought she might need a hearing aid. Not quite sure how to approach her, he called the family doctor to discuss the problem. The doctor told him there is a simple informal test the husband could perform to get a better idea about her hearing loss. Here’s what you do,’ said the doctor, ‘stand about 40 feet away from her, and in a normal conversational speaking tone see if she hears you. If not, go to 30 feet, then 20 feet, and so on until you get a response. That evening, the wife is in the kitchen cooking dinner, and he was in the den. He says to himself, “I’m about 40 feet away, let’s see what happens. “Then in a normal tone he asks, “Honey, what’s for dinner?”No response. So the husband moves closer to the kitchen, about 30 feet from his wife and repeats, “Honey, what’s for dinner?” Still no response. Next he moves into the dining room where he is about 20 feet from his wife and asks, “Honey, what’s for dinner?” Again he gets no response. So, he walks up to the kitchen door, about 10 feet away. “Honey,what’s for dinner?” Again there is no response. So he walks right up behind her. “Honey, what’s for dinner?” “Ralph , for the FIFTH bloody time, CHICKEN!!!”