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3D Printing: How to Select, Integrate and Transform Your Practice with 3D Printing

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3D Printing: How to Select, Integrate and Transform Your Practice with 3D Printing

Apr 22, 2017 9:15am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 10:15am

There is no question 3D printing is a disruptive technology in Orthodontics. An overview of available 3D printers will be reviewed that are candidates for the orthodontic practice. After selecting the appropriate 3D printer, a step by step guide will be presented on how to integrate 3D printing into the orthodontic practice. Orthodontic specific techniques and workflows of 3D printing will be taught that will dramatically increase practice efficiency and profitability.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and select a 3D printer for your orthodontic practice.
  • Integrate 3D printing into your orthodontic practice.
  • Perform and manage new workflows and techniques with 3D printing to increase practice efficiency and profitability.

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Technology Update: Practical Advice and Predictions

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Technology Update: Practical Advice and Predictions

Apr 22, 2017 10:30am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 11:30am

Technology marches forward at a relentless pace that can often feel overwhelming. New advances powering expensive gizmos seem to permeate our inboxes. Dr. Molen will introduce some of the latest advances in technology occurring outside the orthodontic space and how they impact our profession. He will share advice on how to navigate these changes in a practical and cost-effective manner. In a world focused on instant gratification Dr. Molen will try and help you define your technology needs versus wants.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe some of the benefits and drawbacks to integrating 'cutting-edge' technologies.
  • Expand their use of non-dental technologies in their offices.
  • Recognize new trends in technology and how they'll impact orthodontics.

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The Love/Hate Relationship With our Computers: Come Get Some Love

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The Love/Hate Relationship With our Computers: Come Get Some Love

Apr 22, 2017 1:30pm ‐ Apr 22, 2017 2:30pm

We use computers in many aspects of the Practice on a daily basis, but who hasn’t had a moment where we’ve hated them. If we understand them a bit, treat them well and just give them a little Love we can achieve even more with them. During this lecture I will share a variety of ideas to help you 1) Use apps on your phones and tablets to improve what you do on your computer, 2) Make your computer massively faster for under $100, 3) Understand the latest risks and defenses against Ransomware and 4) A few other cool new technology tidbits you can use at home and in the practice. We promise to limit the Geek speak and talk about issues in terms we can all understand. We encourage you to bring your own questions to share.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover SmartDevice apps that can make you more productive at the Practice and at Home.
  • Examine the tangible improvements adding a Solid State Hard Drive (SSD) to your computer will make.
  • Analyze the latest risks and defenses against Ransomware.

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Finding New Patients Online in 2017: A Three-Pronged Approach

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Finding New Patients Online in 2017: A Three-Pronged Approach

Apr 22, 2017 2:45pm ‐ Apr 22, 2017 3:45pm

There are thousands of social media services on the Internet. Which ones are actually important for today's orthodontic practice? How do you go about getting your practice "online" with regards to social media? How do you keep your campaigns going after you're all set up?

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate the status of their current practice website.
  • Interpret the basics of online advertising.
  • Define the role that social media and reviews play in new patient acquisition.

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Attract New Patients and Grow Your Orthodontic Practice Using Social Media Marketing

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Attract New Patients and Grow Your Orthodontic Practice Using Social Media Marketing

Apr 22, 2017 4:00pm ‐ Apr 22, 2017 5:00pm

Progressive orthodontic practices use social media marketing to attract new patients, raise top-of-mind awareness and referrals, and strengthen relationships with both patients and referring dentists. But effective social media isn’t something you “have”—it’s something that you “do”! Remarkable, share-worthy social media content helps with your complete digital marketing strategy—including SEO. Social media is no longer an adjunct to some other marketing plan. How do you navigate and benefit from this dynamic environment with the limited amount of time and resources you have to spend on marketing?

Learning Objectives:

  • Create the 5 types of content that engage your audiences.
  • Demonstrate how social media and reviews affect SEO.
  • Modify proven, successful campaigns for use in your own orthodontic practice.

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Move Over, Millennials... Is Your Practice Ready for Generation Z?

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Move Over, Millennials... Is Your Practice Ready for Generation Z?

Apr 23, 2017 8:00am ‐ Apr 23, 2017 9:00am

Generation Z, the next wave of Millenials, are now beginning to enter the workforce. These are the people we will be hiring and working with over the next 10-15 years. It’s imperative that we as doctors, managers, and trainers understand what drives them, how they learn, and how to best use their talents and traits to help our practices thrive. This presentation will reveal surprising results of studies that explain the motives behind their actions, their personality traits, common work ethics, and how to help them be productive employees.

Learning Objectives:

  • Distinguish the differences between the various generations.
  • Identify the unique traits and characteristics of Generation Z.
  • Discuss the management techniques that can help Gen Z employees perform.

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Millennial Moms: 202 Facts Marketers Need to Know

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Millennial Moms: 202 Facts Marketers Need to Know

Apr 23, 2017 9:15am ‐ Apr 23, 2017 10:15am

A new generation of mothers are quickly becoming the buying power of the mom market. With more than 73 million Millennials and 2/3 of them expected to have children in the next 5 years, marketers have a huge opportunity to cultivate a lucrative consumer group. Maria Bailey will provide insights into what motivates these women to purchase goods and services and how you can engage them as a long time customer.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the motivations of Millennial Mothers in order to craft a marketing message that is relevant and effective in attracting Millennials.
  • Establish a digital dialogue with time-starved Millennial Moms in a way that creates a meaningful and long lasting relationship.
  • Engage with Millennial Moms in a fashion that will cultivate brand ambassadors.

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State of the Orthodontic Industry

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State of the Orthodontic Industry

Apr 23, 2017 10:30am ‐ Apr 23, 2017 11:30am

Results for the solo and small group practice were very strong in 2016 and doctor-owners are looking to build on that in 2017. With many forces pushing and pulling to change the shape of dentistry, facts on the current market will be presented offering doctor-owners the knowledge to make necessary strategic decisions. In addition to presenting up-to-date orthodontic market data, this lecture will identify the major pressures the specialty is facing. Chief among these changes is consolidation in dentistry, which is occurring at an accelerated pace. As a result and to remain relevant and competitive, the owners of solo and small group practices need to increase their level of business sophistication. This lecture will present how currently available practice analytic tools can be used to help a practice stay competitive and grow. Chris will review current trends in partnering with other orthodontists or pediatric dentists, as well as, how economic and generational trends are affecting practice owners. His presentation will equip you with data needed to stay competitive and make strategic decisions about the future of your practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Compare their practice expenses to industry norms.
  • Explain the current disruptions affecting the specialty.
  • Outline specific take home objectives to implement in their practice, in order to remain relevant and competitive in the present environment.

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Partnerships: Exploring One of Dentistry’s Fastest Growing Trends

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Partnerships: Exploring One of Dentistry’s Fastest Growing Trends

Apr 23, 2017 1:30pm ‐ Apr 23, 2017 2:30pm

Dental partnerships sometimes get a bad rap. Almost every dentist knows someone who has been in a partnership that ultimately failed for some reason, leading many to overlook or dismiss what can be a very lucrative and fulfilling business model. For every failed partnership, there is a long-standing, harmonious partnership that provides its owners with numerous benefits, both quantitative and qualitative. It is due to these benefits and many recent industry trends that we have seen a steep increase in the number of partnerships. In this presentation, we will discuss the pros and cons of this sometimes polarizing business model, and will explore ways that doctors considering this path can achieve success by avoiding common pitfalls.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the reasons that partnerships are a growing trend, and why more and more doctors are choosing this pathway for their transition over a full sale of the entire practice.
  • Identify the qualitative issues that sellers should consider before pursuing a partnership, such as facility and capacity issues, how long should your buyer work as an associate, what percentage of the practice should be sold, etc.
  • Outline the steps that are necessary, and identify the financial terms that must be addressed in order to achieve a successful partnership including the amount of income growth necessary to sustain multiple doctors, sale structure and the resulting tax implications for each party, the allocation of income and expenses between partners, etc.

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How to Design a Life Worth Smiling About ™

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How to Design a Life Worth Smiling About ™

Apr 23, 2017 2:45pm ‐ Apr 23, 2017 3:45pm

In today’s world, life can be STRESSFUL, and because of that, it’s important not only to know how to deal with stress, but how to move through it and get to the other side. In this fast paced seminar, Darryl gives a comical and entertaining way for attendees of all levels of experience to have more joy and less stress in their lives. Based on the book with the same title, this session is full of stories and inspiring messages to help give people hope, even excitement, about the opportunities that exist for them in their future. You will leave this seminar with less stress, focused, and motivated to start being in action in your life.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify causes of stress in your life.
  • Evaluate negative influences and how to deal with them.
  • Demonstrate techniques in keeping a positive mental attitude.

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