This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1 hour of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 552.
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If you ask most dentists what their most valuable asset is, they will usually talk about their home or their practice. Occasionally, there might be an investment or retirement account that is mentioned. Always overlooked, however, is the
investment in time and dollars made in their education. The ability to earn money working as a dentist through your professional career is worth many millions. If you use a future value calculator with the number of years it is possible to work, current earnings, a percentage figure for increases in salaries over time, and that every dollar earned can earn money, the future value is many, many millions of dollars.
In this CE article, learn about a real life situation first and then about the basics of what to look for in a personal disability insurance policy.
Description of Speaker:
Dr. Ivan Kirshner entered the financial services area in 1990 after leaving the private practice of dentistry. He attended the University of Arizona and graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1968. In his first professional career as a dentist, Kirshner was in private practice from 1972 to 1990. He served as president of several dental organizations and served on the board of his local and state associations. He is a retired member of the American Dental Association, the Arizona State Dental Association and the Central Arizona Dental Association. He served two terms as a Trustee of the Arizona State Dental Association. He has volunteered his services for underprivileged children and was on the board of directors of the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America-Arizona.
Kirshner began his second career after retiring from dentistry for health reasons in 1990. He has intensely pursued classes and continuing education in finance and economics for 21 years. This has enabled him to assist hundreds of other health professionals throughout the country in a unique way that they have not been exposed to before. Kirshner has worked with and spoken to senior dental students around the country and published several articles in dental publications dealing with financial planning and insurance matters. He is considered an expert in the area of disability insurance and buy/sell planning for dental practices.
Kirshner has been honored by Guardian Life Insurance Company of America as the top Disability Agent of the year and has been a member of their Leaders Club and Inner Circle for 18 years. He has also served on their executive committee two times. Ten years ago, he formed Kirshner and Klarfeld Financial Group, LLC, with his partners Michael Klarfeld, CLU, and his son, Jeffrey Kirshner, CPA, MBA, PFS. They practice together in Scottsdale, Arizona with clients around the country.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
- Why you need to protect your income
- That a protection-first philosophy is the basis of financial planning
- Statistics are unimportant
- Financial ratings and what to look for
- Elective riders and what they mean
The author discloses that he has financial interest in the sale of disability insurance.
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This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 1 hour of verifiable CPD.
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