Current Webcast Events

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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
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:
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.
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
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:
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
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. <
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
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:
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 and is office website is He can be reached at

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
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, and has authored many articles and video series.

Charles Schlesinger, DDS, FICOI  CE WEBCAST: Dental Implants In Your Practice –  Providing treatment with small and full size implants
Hosted By: Charles Schlesinger, DDS, FICOI
Aired: Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Duration: 90 minutes
CE Credits:1.5 hours of CE credit
Sponsored By: OCO Biomedical
This webinar will delve into the need to incorporate dental implant treatment into todays general practice and how to do it. Treatment options form small diameter through wide body will be discussed. For many, the small diameter implant is the gateway implant to start incorporating implants into a practice, but with the right systems and protocols, the placement of full size implants is well within the capabilities of any practitioner.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the needs of todays practice and the wants of todays patient when it comes to implants
  • Become comfortable with the potential treatment options available
  • Know where to start and what is possible once one becomes more comfortable with implant placement
  • Understand the concept of immediate load and what it can do to change your current implant practice

About Charles Schlesinger, DDS, FICOI
Dr. Charles Schlesinger, DDS, FICOI is a dental implant educator who has been lecturing internationally throughout the United States, Canada, China and the UK for the past 9 years. He graduated with honors from The Ohio State College of Dentistry in 1996. After graduation, he completed a General Practice residency at the VAMC San Diego and then went on to become the Chief Resident at the VAMC W. Los Angeles. During his time in Los Angeles, he completed extensive training in oral surgery, implantology and advanced restorative treatment.

Once he completed his residency, Dr. Schlesinger maintained a thriving restorative and implant practice in San Diego, CA for 14 years. In 2012 he relocated to Albuquerque, NM to become the Director of Education and Clinical Affairs for OCO Biomedical. In 2013 he took over as Chief Operating Officer of OCO Biomedical along with his clinical responsibilities. He continues to provide patient care along with his educational and R&D responsibilities.

Edwin A. McDonald III DDS CE WEBCAST: Transitioning To A Practice That Works For Your Life
Hosted By: Edwin A. McDonald III DDS
Aired: Thursday, March 10, 2016
Duration: 90 minutes
CE Credits:1.5 hours of CE credit
Sponsored By: The Pankey Institute
Developing excellent clinical skills is the most important task in building a rewarding professional career. Next in importance comes the ability to build relationships and influence others. Finally, if you want to put those two things to work in the pursuit of an abundant life and practice, you will need to develop and execute practice strategies to accomplish that. Those three areas will be the substance of our webinar.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understanding the key clinical skills and how to develop those skills so that you can provide optimal dental care for your patients.
  • Gaining insight into relationship development in your practice and the power of influence.
  • Learning business and practice strategies that will differentiate you and allow you to transition into a practice that will support an abundant and balanced life for you and your family.
About Edwin A. McDonald III DDS
Dr. McDonald is a graduate of the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston, a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and the International College of Dentists. Also, he is a visiting faculty member at the Pankey Institute and Spear Education. He has given presentations at The Southwest Dental Conference, The Texas Meeting, The Chicago Mid Winter Dental Clinic, The Yankee Dental Congress, The Greater New York Dental Meeting, and The CDA Anaheim & San Francisco.

He was the chairman of the 2015 Southwest Dental Conference and he is currently a member of the Council on Annual Session of the Texas Dental Association. In addition, he is a volunteer with Serving Him International Healthcare ministries serving in Braila, Romania since 1999.

He maintains a private practice in Plano, Texas limited to esthetic, restorative, and Implant dentistry for adults and teenagers.

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