Why is selecting a retirement date important?

I have been intrigued by the inability of Americans (and American dentists) in this economic winter to imagine a compelling future. Recently a Sunday edition of The New York Times documented author Kevin Kelly’s writings on the subject: “The near future – let’s peg it as 2020 and beyond – is a blank because there is no version of a near future that seems both desirable and plausible.” For dentists who are within two to 10 years of retirement, this desirability and plausibility problem screams the question:

Why is selecting a retirement date important?


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