Current Webcast Events

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Dr. John Nosti CE WEBCAST: Everyday Posterior and Anterior Composites
Hosted By: Dr. John Nosti
Time: 5:00 pm (PT) / 8:00 pm (ET)
Duration: 1.5 hours
CE Credits: 1.5 hours of live lecture CE credit
Registration Fee: FREE
Sponsored By: Ivoclar Vivident, Inc.
Synopsis:
Dr. Nosti will discuss simplified techniques for everyday posterior and anterior composites to provide an aesthetic outcome while at the same time being profitable. Materials, techniques and instrumentation will be reviewed, along with understanding several important factors to reduce failures.

Learning Objectives:
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1. Understand the most common reasons for composite failures
2. Simply your posterior composite technique for class I and class II restorations
3. Achieve predictable contacts every time by introducing one step
4. Learn how instrumentation can increase your aesthetic outcome even prior to finishing and polishing

About Dr. John Nosti
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Dr. John Nosti practices full time in Mays Landing and Somers Point, New Jersey, with an emphasis on functional cosmetics, full-mouth rehabilitations, and TMJ dysfunction. Dr. Nosti is the Clinical Director for The Clinical Mastery Series, a continuum geared toward advancing the cosmetic/functional practices of dentists worldwide. He is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and the Crown Council. Dr. Nosti holds fellowships in the Academy of General Dentistry, the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Dave Monahan, Kleer CEO CE WEBCAST: Declining Reimbursement is a Real Problem. Reverse the Trend with Your Own Membership Plan!
Hosted By: Dave Monahan, Kleer CEO
Time: 5:00 pm (PT) / 8:00 pm (ET)
Duration: 1.5 hours
CE Credits: 1.5 hours of live lecture CE credit
Registration Fee: FREE
Sponsored By: Kleer
Synopsis:
For decades dentists have experienced a significant decline in insurance reimbursement that has now become a crisis. Unfortunately, dental insurance has become a major obstacle to providing great oral care to patients and building a profitable practice. The webinar will cover market research that quantifies the reimbursement crisis and the impact the crisis has had on the revenue and profitability of dental practices across the US. It will explore the mindset of your patients, particularly your uninsured patients, and their desire to commit to better oral care. You will also learn how a Membership Plan not only meets the needs of your patients but will significantly increase the production and profitability of your practice. Most importantly, Dave will share best practices for implementing a Membership Plan and case studies demonstrating how dentists have significantly increased performance of their practices by offering a Membership Plan to their patients.

Learning Objectives:
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1. Understand the reimbursement crisis and why it has become so difficult to run a profitable dental practice.
2. Learn the mindset of uninsured patients, how they think about dental care, and what they want in order to commit to more care.
3. Learn how to significantly improve the financial performance of your practice by offering a Membership Plan to your patients.
4. Learn how to implement a successful Membership Plan at your practice.

About Dave Monahan
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Dave Monahan is the CEO of Kleer, a cloud-based platform that enables dentists to easily create their own membership plan and offer it directly to their patients. Kleer eliminates the cost and hassle of the insurance middle man, making it very easy for patients to get the comprehensive dental care they want while enabling dentists to increase patient loyalty, visits, and treatment acceptance.

Archived Webcast Events

Sam Wainwright and Rick Ferguson DMD, DABOI/ID, DICOI CE WEBCAST: Reducing Clear Aligner Production Costs by 3D Printing In-Office
Hosted By: Sam Wainwright and Rick Ferguson DMD, DABOI/ID, DICOI
Aired: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Duration: 90 minutes
CE Credits:1.5 hours of live lecture CE credit
Sponsored By: FormLabs
Synopsis:
While outsourcing clear aligner production takes a significant amount of time and money -- producing clear aligners in-house saves money, offers faster turnaround times, and guarantees high-quality, consistent results.

In this CE course, Rick Ferguson DMD, DABOI/ID, DICOI, an educator in implant dentistry of 20 years, and Formlabs dental product manager Sam Wainwright walk through the full production workflow, including the software, tools, and proper materials needed to create dental aligners in your own office.

What you will learn:
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1. Walkthrough of digital impression systems, CAD software, and the materials you need
2. How to 3D print clear aligner models on a 3D printer and post process them
3. Return on investment calculations for 3D printing and thermoforming clear aligners
4. Dr. Ferguson’s personal advice, workflows, and tips on creating clear aligners

About Sam Wainwright:
Sam Wainwright, dental product manager at Formlabs, has been in the dental industry for 10 years helping labs and dentists become more effective with new technology. He most notably has worked for Custom Automated Prosthetics (CAP), Henry Schein, and 3M as they expanded their presence in the industry.

About Rick Ferguson DMD, DABOI/ID, DICOI
Dr. Ferguson has been involved in teaching implant dentistry for the last 20 years. He has placed and restored over 5000 dental implants and maintains a private practice with his wife Dr. Katherine Ferguson in Davie, FL. He has an Associate Fellow certification from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Lou Graham, DDS CE WEBCAST: Demystifying Cementation of Indirect Restorations in our Practices
Hosted By: Lou Graham, DDS
Aired: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Duration: 90 minutes
CE Credits:1.5 hours of live lecture CE credit
Sponsored By: Dentsply Sirona
Synopsis:
It’s “Game Time”, the cementation of your restoration and the question, what to use? Use the wrong product or the wrong procedure and you are guaranteed premature failure. So, the questions… Do you bond? Do you prime? Do you silanate? Do you cleanse the crown and if so with what? Do you use one of the newer calcium releasing cements? How important is isolation? Oh…the questions! These are just some of the routine issues that this course is centered around. The goal of this course is to offer pathways to simplify the decision-making process.

Learning Objectives:
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1. To define pathways of how to properly cement crowns and onlays 2. Differentiating what to use and why one cement just isn’t the answer 3. How to avoid post-operative issues and equally take the stress out of cementation 4. Delivering zirconia crowns, why you really have to know what you are using

About Lou Graham, DDS:
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Dr. Graham is an internationally recognized lecturer extensively involved in continuing education for dental professionals. His lectures focus on incorporating current clinical advancements through “conservative dentistry.”

He emphasizes the same concepts he practices: dental health diagnosis, treatment plans for medically compromised patients, conservative treatment, cosmetic dentistry, and customized approaches to periodontal care, implants and laser dentistry.
Dave Monahan, CEO of Kleer CE WEBCAST: Increase Practice Revenue, Profit and Valuation without Adding New Patients
Hosted By: Dave Monahan, CEO of Kleer
Aired: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Duration: 90 minutes
CE Credits:1.5 hours of live lecture CE credit
Sponsored By: Kleer
Synopsis:
The webinar will cover the market research, practice data, and case studies that show how you can significantly increase the revenue, profitability and value of your practice without adding new patients. Some items that will be covered:
1. From 1997 to 2016, the dental market grew 70% while dentist earnings remained flat! The webinar will explore why this is the case.
2. Dental insurance does not work for dentists or patients. The webinar will cover the specifics of why this is true and why it is getting worse, not better.
3. 38 million uninsured patients in the US visit the dentist each year, but they are 50-70% less compliant than insured patients. The webinar will explain why these patients avoid treatment and what you can do to improve treatment acceptance rates.
4. Practices are discovering that membership plan patients are the best patients. The webinar will show data from practices that offer membership plans to their patients and the impact it has had on revenue, profitability and practice valuation.

Learning Objectives:
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1. Understand some reasons why it has become more difficult to run a profitable dental practice.
2. Learn how uninsured patients think about dental care.
3. Learn how to significantly improve the financial performance of your practice by focusing on existing uninsured patients, avoiding the cost, hassle and typical failure of new patient specials and new patient marketing activities.

About Dave Monahan
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Dave Monahan is the CEO of Kleer, a cloud-based platform that enables dentists to easily create their own membership plan and offer it directly to their patients. Kleer eliminates the cost and hassle of the insurance middle man, making it very easy for patients to get the comprehensive dental care they want while enabling dentists to increase patient loyalty, visits, and treatment acceptance. <
Riley D. Clark, D.M.D. CE WEBCAST: The Complete Digital Workflow of Implant Dentistry
Hosted By: Riley D. Clark, D.M.D.
Aired: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Duration: 90 minutes
CE Credits:1.5 hours of live lecture CE credit
Sponsored By: Carestream Dental
Synopsis:
Join Dr. Riley Clark as he reviews two guided implant cases and walks you through his digital workflow. This course will help make implant placement and restoration more predictable than ever. Learn about the latest in digital technology; from 3D-printing of surgical guides and temporaries to scan bodies and final impressions. Take home an adoptable digital workflow that will make your implant cases less stressful and more enjoyable. Bring your team and learn how to become a digital implant office.

Learning Objectives:
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1. Understand each step of an implant digital workflow
2. Learn how to train office staff in their role within the digital workflow
3. Increase clinical efficiency around implant procedures

About Riley D. Clark, D.M.D.
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Riley Clark completed his bachelors in biological sciences at Portland State University and then moved to Cleveland, Ohio for his D.M.D. program at Case Western Reserve University. Shortly after graduation he attended advanced training in anesthesia. Today, Riley and his wife, Kolt, have settled in Heber City, Utah with their three daughters. Professionally, Riley takes great pride in optimizing clinical efficiencies and digital workflows. He spends the majority of his time in private practice doing full-mouth dental implant rehab. He also teaches and mentors at WhiteCap Institute. He acts as a consultant to WhiteCap Dental Lab and Milling, where he focuses on full-mouth treatment sequencing and digital workflows in pre-operative procedures and final restorative procedures. He is passionate about dentistry and transforming patients’ lives through their smiles with dental implants.

Mark Greenstein, EVP of Strategy & Development and Timothy Quirt, DDS, VP of Clinical Operations CE WEBCAST: Economic Trends in Dentistry and What They Could Mean for Your Practice
Hosted By: Mark Greenstein, EVP of Strategy & Development and Timothy Quirt, DDS, VP of Clinical Operations
Aired: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Duration: 90 minutes
CE Credits:1.5 hours of live lecture CE credit
Sponsored By: Heartland Dental
Synopsis:
Tune in for a discussion around major trends impacting the dental industry including payer landscapes, cost of supplies and labs and private equity.

Learning Objectives:
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1. Understand the recent changes affecting payer fees and the challenges they pose to patients.
2. Hear the latest on technology costs and if they’re worth the expense.
3. Understand why the dental market is attracting private equity at an increasing rate.

About Mark Greenstein, Executive Vice President of Strategy & Development of Heartland Dental
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Mark Greenstein is one of Heartland Dental’s most interesting people. Prior to joining Heartland Dental, he had a long career in consulting and asset management including as an associate partner at McKinsey & Co. Mark leads our footprint growth, payer relations and many of our “knotty” cross-functional strategies, as well as helping our supported doctors receive the best products at the best prices. When wearing his opportunity creator hat, he focuses on originating and managing strategic partnerships that help Heartland Dental and its supported offices grow. Mark is a native “New Yawker” with an energetic personality. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, two kids, two dogs and five goldfish (number of fish changes often due to tank conditions). His favorite quote is from Andy Dufresne in The Shawshank Redemption, “Get busy living or get busy dying,” and Bruce Springsteen is his inspiration.

About Timothy Quirt, DDS, Vice President of Clinical Operations at Heartland Dental
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Prior to affiliating with Heartland Dental in 2012, Dr. Quirt helped form Quirt Family Dentistry. This Wisconsin-based practice grew to 13 practices in six years, making it one of the most successful dental groups in the country. Dr
Ken Kim, DMD and Phil Carlino, Dental Business Development Manager at Formlabs CE WEBCAST: How Cost-Effective In-House 3D printing is Transforming Digital Implant Dentistry
Hosted By: Ken Kim, DMD and Phil Carlino, Dental Business Development Manager at Formlabs
Aired: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Duration: 90 minutes
CE Credits:1.5 hours of live lecture CE credit
Sponsored By: Formlabs
Synopsis:
The dental industry is changing; digital dentistry is driving a shift to more advanced and efficient standards of care. Desktop 3D printers are a catalyst for this increase in productivity, enabling simple digital workflows that increase the return on investment of digital scanners and software. In this webinar, learn with Ken Kim, DMD, and Gideon Balloch, as they walk through the recent changes in 3D printing for dentistry, how to adopt a fully digital workflow in-house, and the potential impact for your dental business.

Walk through the real-world application of cost-effectively producing consistent, highly precise surgical guides in-house. Dr. Ken Kim will break down how to go from scan, to software design, to a final printed dental appliance.

What You’ll Learn:
  • 1. How recent changes in 3D printing have impacted the dental industry
  • 2. An overview of dental 3D printing applications that can be produced in-house, and how to evaluate the costs and benefits to your business
  • 3. The entire step-by-step digital workflow and what you need to adopt these methods in-house
  • 4. How to apply imaging technologies, software, and 3D printing to design and fabricate reliable surgical guides

About Our Speakers:
Ken Kim, DMD
Dr. Ken Kim has been on the cutting edge of dental implant technology since beginning his practice in 2010. As an early adapter to CAD-CAM, intraoral imaging techniques, and CBCT, Dr. Kim’s work has led him to focus on increased accuracy and consistency in the placement of dental implants, for the benefit of both his patients and the industry. His private office is located in Plainview, NY and he currently serves on the faculty of, and lectures on behalf of, the Hiossen Implant Research Education Center.

Phil Carlino, Dental Business Development Manager at Formlabs
Dr. Stephen D. Poss CE WEBCAST: Implementing Intraoral Digital Impression Scanner into the Dental Practice
Hosted By: Dr. Stephen D. Poss
Aired: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Duration: 90 minutes
CE Credits:1.5 hours of live lecture CE credit
Sponsored By: Carestream Dental
Synopsis:
This presentation will discuss the advantages and the challenges of utilizing intraoral digital impressions in your dental practice. Dr. Poss will layout a workflow for crown and bridge, implants, and dental sleep appliances. The attendee’s will walk away with a deeper understanding of the technology that makes it possible, and the many benefits of the digital scanning process can bring to your practice, your lab and your patients. There will be an opportunity to view this technology in the presentation.

What this course covers:
  • Digital impressions for prepped teeth
  • Digital impression for implants
  • Struamann workflow
  • Basic understanding of the CS 3600 benefits.
  • Other applications of digital impressions for general dentistry
  • Surgical applications for digital impressions
  • Integration with CBCT for PDIP
  • Case presentations for any of the above topics
  • Accuracy comparisons, studies, or experiences
  • Patient experiences and work flow ease

About Dr. Stephen Poss
Dr. Poss graduated from the University Of Tennessee College Of Dentistry in 1983.

Dr. Poss has directed numerous live patient continuums at various teaching institutes on aesthetic anterior and posterior restorations. He is also on the editorial team of the Reality Publishing evaluating dental products.

Dr. Poss lectures internationally on esthetic dentistry, sleep apnea and TMD. Dr. Poss is a Diplomat with the ACSDD in dental sleep medicine and a Fellow with the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. He is an active consultant to several dental manufacturers in the area of new product development and refinement. He has had numerous articles published in most of the leading dental journals. He maintains a restorative and TMD practice in Brentwood, Tennessee.

Dr. Michael A. Pikos CE WEBCAST: Sinus Grafting in the Presence of Pathology
Hosted By: Dr. Michael A. Pikos
Aired: Thursday, August 25, 2016
Duration: 90 minutes
CE Credits:1.5 hours of CE credit
Sponsored By: Carestream Dental
Synopsis:
This clinical based presentation will address the management of thickened mucous membranes, polyps, and mucous retention cysts in conjunction with maxillary sinus augmentation surgery. A sequential CT diagnostic and treatment protocol will be presented to handle this specific pathology. The author will draw from his 27 year experience with more than 1100 sinus graft procedures.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to:
  • Understand the importance of cone beam CT for comprehensive assessment of maxillary sinus anatomy and pathology.
  • Assess preoperatively the presence, size and location of thickened maxillary sinus membranes, maxillary sinus polyps and mucous retention cysts.
  • Understand a treatment protocol for removing thickened maxillary sinus membranes, maxillary sinus polyps and mucous retention cysts simultaneously with sinus augmentation surgery.

About Dr. Michael A. Pikos
Dr. Pikos is originally from Campbell, Ohio. He attended The Ohio State University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He also graduated with honors from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. Pikos completed an internship at Miami Valley Hospital and residency training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, Montefiore Hospital.

He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, and Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Pikos is the recipient of the 2006 Aaron Gershkoff Memorial Award from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the 2015 Saul Schluger Memorial Award for Top Educator.

He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. He is al
Dr. Gary Glassman CE WEBCAST: The Endodontic Restorative Continuum: A Blueprint for Success
Hosted By: Dr. Gary Glassman
Aired: Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Duration: 90 minutes
CE Credits:1.5 hours of CE credit
Sponsored By: Kerr Dental
Synopsis:
It has been well established that the success of endodontic treatment is dependent on both the quality of the endodontic treatment and the quality and timing of its subsequent restoration. The synergism between endodontic and restorative treatment is considered particularly beneficial to the integrity of the tooth and its long term survival. When high-quality endodontic and restorative treatment is achieved, successful long-term outcomes are possible.

This webinar will focus on sealing the root canal system from “Root to Crown”, the endodontic/restorative relationship and how best to combine the two to ensure long term success.

Learning Objectives:
  • To understand the importance of debridement of the root canal anatomy
  • To understand why obturation of the root canal system is of utmost importance
  • To learn the relationship and timing between endodontics and restorative dentistry to maximize the success of the endodontically treated tooth.
  • To learn when to Post and not to Post
  • To understand the importance of cuspal coverage of the endodontically treated tooth

About Dr. Gary Glassman
Dr. Gary Glassman graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry in 1984 and was awarded the James B. Willmott Scholarship, the Mosby Scholarship and the George Hare Endodontic Scholarship for proficiency in Endodontics. A graduate of the Endodontology Program at Temple University in 1987, he received the Louis I. Grossman Study Club Award for academic and clinical proficiency in Endodontics.

The author of numerous publications, Dr. Glassman lectures globally on endodontics, is on staff at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry in the graduate department of endodontics, and is Adjunct Professor of Dentistry and Director of Endodontic Programming for the University of Technology, Kingston, Jamaica.

Gary is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, Fellow of the American College of Dentists and the endodontic editor for Oral Health dental journal. He maintains a private practice, Endodontic Specialists in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His personal/professional website is www.drgaryglassman.com and is office website is www.rootcanals.ca He can be reached at drg@drgaryglassman.com.

Howard Farran, DDS, MBA CE WEBCAST: Uncomplicate Business - Advice For the Next Generation of Dentists
Hosted By: Howard Farran, DDS, MBA
Aired: Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Duration: 90 minutes
CE Credits:1.5 hours of CE credit
Sponsored By: Benco Dental Company
Synopsis:
Now that I’m over 50 I can certainly share some things I have learned over the years. There’s still plenty of stuff I don’t know but I do know dentistry and the business of dentistry. I’ve been practicing dentistry since 1987 when many of you were pooping in your diapers while I was drilling and filling. Pretty soon we’ll trade places but in the meantime I’d love to share some advice on starting out, debt and taking a smarter path with money.

Learning Objectives:
  • There are two kinds of debt – let’s make sure you choose the right one!
  • Learn to make tough decisions about your personal spending
  • Managing your personal finances is step one of managing your business finances
  • You aren’t alone – consult the pros and find a mentor
About Howard Farran, DDS, MBA
Howard Farran, DDS, MBA, is a practicing dentist & noted international lecturer with over two decades of experience. He graduated from UMKC School of Dentistry, and earned his MBA from ASU. He is the Founder & CEO of Dentaltown Magazine and Dentaltown.com, and has authored many articles and video series.




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