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Click on any of the 6 resources below to learn more about what each has to offer.

Workshop

Our exclusive Life After Dentistry Workshop focuses primarily on how to replace satisfactions lost from dentistry. It is delivered through 10 videos covering the most important issues in the transition to retirement including, what will I do with myself, what if my plans don’t work out, when should I retire, housing, marital and social relations, single in retirement, and more.

Workbook

Your membership includes the e-book edition of the 200-page Life After Dentistry Workbook. This can be read and enjoyed on its own, and it serves to complement the Life Goal Planning video lessons.You will also be provided with worksheets to accompany the book and the videos.

The experts

The best way to learn about retiring from dentistry is from retired dentists – the true experts on retiring from dentistry. For this reason, we recently surveyed overt 600 retired dentists in the US and Canada. This valuable resource is unique and only available through the Life After Dentistry Platform.

Community

Another incredibly beneficial resource is our online community where you can connect with retiring and retired dentist. Do you have questions or issues about retiring? There’s probably a retired or retiring dentist in our online community who can help! Create your own profile, share your insights, experiences and your challenges.

Article Database

We have spent years creating a database of articles focusing on the lifestyle side of retirement. These articles do not always agree with each other, nor do we necessarily think they tell the whole story, but they are selected because each adds an important voice to the discussion. These are on a wide range of topics that tie into the workshop and the conversations in our discussion forums.

Live Presentations 

Though we have done the research and have the experience in the lifestyle side of retirement planning, we are firm believers in acknowledging and providing a platform for the skills within our community to be shared. We will encourage you to share your experiences, ideas or skills in the form of an online presentation. We will help facilitate this process to ensure all voices are heard.

Workshop

Our renowned Life After Dentistry Workshop is available to you anywhere and at anytime. The workshop is delivered through 10 modules covering the most important issues in the transition to retirement, including, what will I do with myself, what if my plans don’t work out, when should I retire, housing, marital/social relations, single in retirement, and more.

As a sample, here is Unit 1. Several written exercises have been excluded for this sample:

MODULE TOPICS

Unit 1: The key to the perfect retirement

Unit 2: Fixing the “R” Word

Unit 3: Meet your retirement mentors

Unit 4: Plan your time and remain active

Unit 5: Evaluate current and create new plans

Unit 6: The decision to retire

Unit 7: Working and volunteering in retirement

Unit 8: Spousal relations, single in retirement, and housing

Unit 9: Life Goal and Financial planning

Unit 10: Aging and wrap up

I found this approach to be very refreshing. The book was easy to follow and really allowed for to think outside the box – away from the traditional plans for retirement towards what you really need and want from you day-to-day life. I would highly recommend this approach, and have referred back to this book many times now. Thank you!

Workbook

The Life After Dentistry Workbook is an excellent resource to use alongside the e-learning modules, or as a stand alone tool. This will be your go-to guide as you transition into retirement. Your membership includes an e-book version of the 200 page Life After Dentistry workbook, plus the workshop worksheets. The workbook is an excellent extension of, and a compliment to the workshop. It is full of resources, including the experiences and advice from the retired dentists in our survey.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Part 1: The Key to Retirement Happiness

1. Handyman (James Taylor) Updating the image of retirement and introducing ‘re-tire’ with a dash.

2. Do You Want to Know a Secret? (The Beatles) Money alone will not guarantee retirement happiness. The secret lies in how you will be spending your time.

3. Ticket To Ride (The Beatles) Overview of Life Goal Planning.

4. A Hard Day’s Night (The Beatles) Working in Retirement. It’s not just about money.

5. (Money) Can’t Buy Me Love (The Beatles) Life Goal and financial planning complement and work in parallel with changes in one influencing changes in the other.

6. Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind? (The Lovin’ Spoonful) The decision to retire involves more than money.

7. When I’m Sixty-Four (The Beatles) There is a commonly held but false connection between aging and retirement. This chapter includes a strong argument to redress this potentially self-fulfilling prophecy.

8. With A Little Help From My Friends (The Beatles) Social and spousal relationships in the transition to retirement plus single in retirement

9. Our House (Graham Nash) This is not just a real estate issue, but a concern with replacing satisfactions lost from work in the context of the housing decision.

Part 2 / Self-Help Life Goal Planning Workshop

“Very interesting. Puts retirement in a whole new light!”

The Experts

The best way to learn about retiring from dentistry is from retired dentists. But retirement can mean different things to different people, so you can’t always rely on a few isolated cases or anecdotal examples. But you can rely on the diversity of impressions and experiences of the 635 retired dentists from the United States and Canada who took part in our online survey. Consider this resource as your retirement mentors. Your membership includes access to the complete results of our Life After Dentistry Survey covering areas such as:

  • The main benefits and drawbacks
  • What advice they would give other dentists
  • The decision to retire
  • Working in retirement
  • Volunteering
  • Housing
  • Comparing life before to after retirement
  • What they miss from work
  • How satisfied they are with retirement
  • + more!

You can also take part in and see the immediate results of our Life After Dentistry Survey.

For example (drop down fields only include a few responses):

In general, what advice would you give to other dentists who are approaching retirement?

 

  • Start to reduce your hours gradually. I went from full time 7.00-5.30 daily to the same hours three days a week.
  • I would have liked to do volunteer/missionary dentistry, but was not really able to because of the high cost of maintaining my licence. I, and others could have benefitted from a special licence to practise as a volunteer, without remuneration.
  • Make sure your spouse is on board
What advice would you have for people considering moving in retirement?
  • Move while you are young enough and are healthy enough to go through the process of making new friends.
  • Simplify but keep or continue to provide the things you love or are meaningful.
  • Move to a large city with never ending activities.

“Very easy to understand. Relatable to those re-tired and those who have not quite re-tired.
Lots of information to continue looking over to better equip for re-tirement!”

Community

Wouldn’t it be nice to talk to other dentists who have gone through the retirement experience, about some of your concerns or questions? Or alternatively,  if you are retired, wouldn’t it be nice to share your advice with other dentists who are starting to think about retirement? Well now you can. When you join Life After Dentistry, you will have exclusive access to our built in social network. Here, you can connect with other retired and/or retiring dentists who are in the same transition, who have similar questions, concerns and ideas. We will be posting exclusive content, videos, facilitated discussions and more.

Here is a an example:

I was in a Barnes and Noble store looking through the retirement section getting frustrated over nothing but money books, and money books written in the 90’s. I found your book and sat down and read a chapter in the store and said to myself, “this is it.” I took it home and have been reading it like a text book.”

Article Database

Our database of articles focuses on the lifestyle or non-financial side of retirement planning.  As an added bonus, we will email you article summaries and links on a regular basis.

  • Filter all categories to find specific topics
  • See all applicable categories for each article
  • Link to the full article
  • Leave a comment for others

Here is an example:

“Very useful and encouraging to plan retirement, which will be worthwhile, enjoyable, and self-directed! Exciting!”

Live Presentations

Though we have done the research and have the experience in the lifestyle side of retirement planning, we are firm believers in acknowledging and providing a platform for the skills within our community to be shared. We will encourage you to share your experiences, ideas or skills in the form of an online presentation. We will help facilitate this process to ensure all voices are heard.

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