webLoaded = "false" Loadclientside=No
Excellere Speakers
webLoaded = "false"

Speakers

  • Lisa Alvetro, DDS, MSD

    Lisa Alvetro, DDS, MSD

    • Title: Maximize Practice Efficiency with Digital Workflows

      Course Description: The Orthodontic specialty has a long history of using leading-edge technology, so it can be hard to determine which technological advances to invest in to achieve your practice goals. Join Dr. Alvetro, a seasoned technology pioneer, to experience a hands-on opportunity with digital workflows. As a participant, you will observe digital workflows in action.

      Learning Objectives:
       

      • Experience hands-on learning with 3D printing, digital model set-up, and placement of brackets into a flash-free bonding tray.
      • Discuss how to utilize team members to increase efficiency and enhance the patient’s experience.

      Bio: After receiving her DDS with highest honors from the Ohio State University, Dr. Alvetro completed her residency at Case Western Reserve University where she is now an Associate Clinical Professor, teaching Practice Management. She has been in private practice for over 23 years. She is an internationally recognized expert in her field and has been invited to give over 200 lectures worldwide. To further advance the science of orthodontics, Alvetro Orthodontics partners with researchers from various universities in the US and Italy to study the effectiveness of orthodontic treatment techniques. These collaborative efforts result in the creation of scientific documents that are published in orthodontic journals.


webLoaded = "false"
  • Darin Ashcraft, DDS, MS

    Darin Ashcraft, DDS, MS

    • Title: Changing Lives through Clinical Innovation

      Course Description: Orthodontics is a mixture of art, science, and passion. The art of crafting a beautiful smile. The science of moving teeth into proper alignment with innovative orthodontic solutions and, the passion to connect, relate, and impact your patient’s lives. Through these case presentations you will learn how art, science and passion can transform not only your patient’s smiles and lives.

    • Learning Objectives:
       

      • Identify innovation solutions to orthodontic treatment objectives
      • Examine patient history
      • Discuss treatment outcome, personal, and clinical transformation

      Bio: Dr. Darin Ashcraft is a graduate of Purdue University, Indiana University School of Dentistry, and University of Iowa Orthodontic Program. He practices in Lafayette and Zionsville, Indiana with a focus on providing esthetic orthodontic solutions. As director of his local Seattle Study Club, he can assist dentists and patients with treatment planning of complex orthodontic cases through treatment planning excellence. Dedication to excellent communication in interdisciplinary care has led to a higher level of care and a dental community of colleagues, not competitors. The number one rule in his practice is to have fun and provide an exceptional customer experience. When Dr. Ashcraft is not in the office you find him enjoying the outdoors fishing, hiking, or taking pictures.


webLoaded = "false"
  • Mark Causey, DMD

    Mark Causey, DMD

    • Title: Evidence Based Aligner Fundamentals: Attachments and Interproximal Reduction

      Course Description: In this course Dr. Causey will review the history and evolution of attachments and how it impacts aligner mechanics today. Through reviewing case examples he will illustrate the effectiveness of attachment designs and placement along with how to set-up aligner cases for desired treatment outcomes.

      Learning Objectives:
       

      • Examine the evolution of attachments in aligner therapy
      • Evaluate current literature regarding attachment design and effectiveness
      • Understand the differences between digitally generated and conventional attachments
      • Illustrate how to treatment plan and place attachments for varies case examples for a desired outcome

      Title: Changing Lives through Clinical Innovation

      Course Description: Orthodontics is a mixture of art, science, and passion. The art of crafting a beautiful smile. The science of moving teeth into proper alignment with innovative orthodontic solutions and, the passion to connect, relate, and impact your patient’s lives. Through these case presentations you will learn how art, science and passion can transform not only your patient’s smiles and lives.

      Learning Objectives:
       

      • Identify innovation solutions to orthodontic treatment objectives
      • Examine patient history
      • Discuss treatment outcome, personal, and clinical transformation
      • Illustrate how to treatment plan and place attachments for varies case examples for a desired outcome

      Bio: Dr. Mark Causey is a board-certified orthodontist from Gainesville, GA and currently owns three practices throughout north Georgia. He is married to his wife of 10 years and they have three children. He received his orthodontic certificate from the Medical College of GA Department of Orthodontics in 2012 and graduated from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in 2010. He was awarded the University of North Georgia Young Alumnus Award in 2015 for recognition of his outstanding professional achievements, public service and exemplary loyalty to the University. He has held several leadership positions including president of the UNG NCAA Student Athletic Advisory Committee, a member of the University of North Georgia Young Alumni Board and is currently president of the Georgia Orthodontists Foundation.


webLoaded = "false"
  • Cindy Galbreath, COA, FAADOM, BS

    Cindy Galbreath, COA, FAADOM, BS

    • Title: Clinical Pearls for an Effective Consultation

      Course Description: The treatment coordinator holds the magic wand. They have the power to persuade potential new patients to join a practice for their orthodontic journey. Through this course you will learn the importance of understanding your patient’s treatment desires, while partnering with your doctor to present their treatment philosophy, set realistic treatment expectations, and seal the deal by starting treatment.

      Learning Objectives:
       

      • Examine fundamental case presentations for a new patient consultation
      • Discuss key talking points to use during new patient, refinement, and retention appointments
      • Evaluate practical ways to present treatment expectations
      • Learn clinical pearls to increase your conversion rate

      Bio: Cindy has more than 25 years of experience in orthodontics. She started as an orthodontic assistant, worked as a Treatment Coordinator, and most recently as a Practice Manager for an orthodontic office. In addition, she has been a 3M True Definition contract clinical trainer for the past few years. Cindy has a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from Southern Nazarene University.


webLoaded = "false"
  • Christian Groth, DDS, MS

    Christian Groth, DDS, MS

    • Title: Changing Lives through Clinical Innovation

      Course Description: Orthodontics is a mixture of art, science, and passion. The art of crafting a beautiful smile. The science of moving teeth into proper alignment with innovative orthodontic solutions and, the passion to connect, relate, and impact your patient’s lives. Through these case presentations you will learn how art, science and passion can transform not only your patient’s smiles and lives.

      Learning Objectives:
       

      • Identify innovation solutions to orthodontic treatment objectives
      • Examine patient history
      • Discuss treatment outcome, personal, and clinical transformation

      Title: Next Gen Bonding: Streamlined, Simplified, and Way Cooler

      Course Description: Traditionally, we have had to choose between a difficult and technique sensitive process to achieve accurate bracket placement or a fast process that may require adjustment later. Now, new technologies exist that allows for the ability to analyze and position brackets easily, accurately, and in less time. This lecture will review the benefits of planning, positioning and bonding in a new and digital way.

      Learning Objectives:
       

      • Review the process for using digital technology for bracket placement
      • Describe key metrics in bonding and placement success
      • Discuss the benefits of adopting digital flash-free bonding to achieve new levels of bonding success

      Bio: Dr. Christian Groth graduated from Emory University in Atlanta and received his dental and orthodontic training at the University of Michigan. As a lifelong technology enthusiast, he brought this passion into his orthodontic practice, where he is a partner with TDR Orthodontics, and commercial 3D printing laboratory, Motor City Lab Works. Dr. Groth is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and is an adjunct clinical professor at the University of Michigan where he teaches digital orthodontics. He serves as an advisor for several companies, lectures nationally, internationally and is published on digital orthodontic systems, the use and integration of intraoral scanners, and 3D printers in the orthodontic practice.


webLoaded = "false"
  • Justin Hughes, DDS, MS

    Justin Hughes, DDS, MS

    • Title: Changing Lives through Clinical Innovation

      Course Description: Orthodontics is a mixture of art, science, and passion. The art of crafting a beautiful smile. The science of moving teeth into proper alignment with innovative orthodontic solutions and, the passion to connect, relate, and impact your patient’s lives. Through these case presentations you will learn how art, science and passion can transform not only your patient’s smiles and lives.

      Learning Objectives:
       

      • Identify innovation solutions to orthodontic treatment objectives
      • Examine patient history
      • Discuss treatment outcome, personal, and clinical transformation

      Title: The Adult Smile Center®: How are you reaching this growing market?

      Course Description: A very accessible group of potential patients are walking through your door every day. Learn how your practice can be designed to appeal to the growing adult market and how this can positively impact practice growth.

      Learning Objectives:
       

      • Understand the potential for practice growth by appealing directly to adult patients.
      • Review practice design elements and strategies to meet the needs of adult patients
      • Discuss key learnings after the creation of the Adult Smile Center®.

      Bio: Dr. Justin Hughes is a 3rd generation orthodontic and a 4th generation dentist. He is grateful and proud to join his father in carrying on the legacy of Hughes Orthodontics: creating beautiful smiles and providing excellent care to patients in Alexandria since 1958. Dr. Justin Hughes received his bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University, his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and his Master's in Orthodontics from the University of Iowa. Dr. Justin also completed a one-year dental residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York City prior to beginning his orthodontic residency in Iowa. Dr. Justin Hughes is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and was recently published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (AJODO).


webLoaded = "false"
  • Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CPDP

    Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CTDP

    • Title: Social Media for Your Practice. Done Well & Right

      Course Description: This lecture will discuss how social media has become a necessary form of advertisement and an effective engagement tool for current and prospective patients. We will discuss how important it is to ensure that we are structuring content that properly protects patients’ privacy. While showcasing our case success and office culture

      Learning Objectives:
       

      • Understand how HIPPA impacts how you share patient information including photos, video footage, and case details.
      • Identify your demographic to convert followers into patients
      • Learn how to structure posts for high engagement with your followers

      Title: Partner with Your Patient: Prevention Strategies at the Start

      Course Description: This lecture discusses, treatment offerings that assist in preventing future lesions and how to have these tough conversations with the patient throughout treatment

      Learning Objectives:
       

      • Effectively discuss how to implement a prevention model
      • Review a combination therapy approach to reduce white spot lesions

      Bio: Irene Iancu graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Political Science when she realized she would be a TERRIBLE Lawyer! Her passion for oral health led her to pursue a career in dental hygiene where she graduated in 2007 from Oxford College in Toronto. She has worked in various specialties in dentistry from Pedo, Perio, General Practice and Orthodontics. Her goal in her holistic practice is prevention and maintaining an optimal mind, mouth and body connection with her clients. In Toronto, Irene is a quality assurance mentor contracted by the CDHO, a Clinical and Theoretical Dental Hygiene Educator at Oxford College and the Vice President of Gift from the Heart, which is the largest Canadian not-for-profit, delivering no-cost dental hygiene care for the underserved. As an educator, Irene has obtained a teaching designation in Instructional and Educational Design and strived to create aesthetic and thought-provoking learning activities. Irene is an international recognized speaker and has presented at the Yankee Dental Congress, Greater New York, International Straight Wire and Orthopedic Study Club, IDEM Singapore, IFDH Italy and various study clubs. Irene was part of the Hygiene Faculty for Align Technology in 2014 and 2015 and has since developed OralEducation.ca/, her own educational platform.


webLoaded = "false"
  • Jacki Milley

    Jacquelyn Miley

    • Bio: Jacquelyn Miley is a Registered Dental Assistant and recently joined 3M as a Clinical Training Specialist supporting the Southeast Region. Jacki has over 20 years of clinical experience as a Lead Orthodontic Assistant and Treatment Coordinator. She is passionate about Orthodontics and excited to share it in her role at 3M Oral Care.


webLoaded = "false"
  • Christian Kenworthy, DDS, MS

    Christian Kenworthy, DDS, MS

    • Title: Quarterbacking from a digital game plan: Successful Use of Technology

      Course Description: During this course, Dr. Kenworthy will describe how he has embraced technology to enhance his communication, treatment outcomes, differentiate his practice, and become a leader of the dental community in his area. Dr. Kenworthy will discuss how he has incorporated cone beam technology, digital scanning, and 3D printing to streamline processes that are associated with interdisciplinary care.

      Learning Objectives:
       

      • Discuss how to digitally communicate with an interdisciplinary team
      • Plan how to effectively collaborate with your interdisciplinary team’s desired outcomes
      • Demonstrate how to make a difficult case easier using current technology
      • Examine case examples that demonstrate effective treatment mechanics while utilizing a quarterback mindset

      Bio: Dr. Christian Kenworthy attended Brigham Young University for his undergraduate education. He received his BDS and DDS degrees from the University of California at San Francisco. He then practiced general dentistry in Montana before going back to obtain three years of specialty training, an orthodontic certificate, and a Master's degree in orthodontic treatment from the Mayo Graduate School in Medicine. Besides being familiar with current and advanced orthodontics techniques, he has published numerous articles in scientific literature including the Journal of Orofacial Pain, the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, the European Journal of Orthodontics, and the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. He has also presented his research at scientific meetings in the United States, Canada and Europe. He is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Montana Dental Association, and has served as president of the Montana 3rd District Dental Society. On a non-scientific note, Dr. Kenworthy has published poetry, coached semi-professional baseball, written a few novels and led Boy Scout troops. Dr. Kenworthy, his wife, and their five boys enjoy fishing, hiking, four-wheeling, camping, skiing, and any other outdoor activity that western Montana has to offer.


webLoaded = "false"
  • Shane Langley, DMD, MS

    Shane Langley, DMD, MS

    • Title: Changing Lives through Clinical Innovation

      Course Description: Orthodontics is a mixture of art, science, and passion. The art of crafting a beautiful smile. The science of moving teeth into proper alignment with innovative orthodontic solutions and, the passion to connect, relate, and impact your patient’s lives. Through these case presentations you will learn how art, science and passion can transform not only your patient’s smiles and lives.

      Learning Objectives:
       

      • Identify innovation solutions to orthodontic treatment objectives
      • Examine patient history
      • Discuss treatment outcome, personal, and clinical transformation

      Title: Important Airway Considerations in Treatment Planning

      Course Description: A patient’s airway is a key part in treatment analysis, but it is equally important to understand how the mechanics used and the sequence of correction – particularly in the vertical vector – can affect airway during the course of treatment. This lecture will review the important elements to include in treatment planning to help ensure that functional correction and airway objectives are met while reducing unexpected results. Practical tips and case study examples will be included.

      Learning Objectives:
       

      • Discuss orthodontic impact on airway
      • Discuss practical steps in all stages of treatment to ensure no negative impact on airway during correction
      • Review why the sagittal and vertical dimension is a key factor in airway conscious treatme

      Bio: Dr. Shane Langley graduated from the University of Alabama in 2005 with a DMD and was elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. He earned his orthodontic certificate and master’s degree from the University of Alabama in 2009. Dr. Langley’s speaking interests include the use of TADs to aid in the successful treatment of complex malocclusions, the bio-mechanical techniques and principles that accompany treatment with TADs, non-compliance correction of various malocclusions, and aesthetic orthodontics. Dr. Langley has practiced orthodontics full time in Daphne, Alabama, since 2009 and has served various positions on the faculty of the orthodontic department at the University of Alabama. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association, as well as local dental and orthodontic associations.


webLoaded = "false"
  • Samantha Provencher, COA, CDA

    Samantha Provencher, COA, CDA

    • Title: Quality Scanning and Impression for Case Submission

      Course Description: The effectiveness of your treatment starts with capturing diagnostic information through scanning or traditional impressions. This this course you will learn the importance of how accurate diagnostic information through scanning or traditional impressions will aid you in more accurate treatment planning, case acceptance and better treatment outcomes.

      Learning Objectives:
       

      • Understand the equipment needed for successful scanning and impressions.
      • Discover best practices for scanning and impression standards in order to capture accurate records and how to capture a great image.
      • Learn how additional images may be beneficial to your consultation.
      • Experience how to capture an accurate diagnostic scan

      Bio: Samantha is a Nationally Certified Orthodontic and Dental Assistant and has over 8 years of experience in the field of orthodontics. She was the Lead Clinical Orthodontic Assistant & Back-up Treatment Coordinator at her previous employer and in that role, Samantha developed the training protocol and orthodontic clinician handbook for new orthodontic assistants. As a contract trainer for 3M for a few years, she has gained a great deal of digital scanning experience with the 3M true definition scanner. Samantha is knowledgeable in orthodontic products and systems, including Incognito Lingual and Clarity Advanced using indirect bonding techniques, and has a wealth of orthodontic software and systems experience.


webLoaded = "false"
  • Moe Razavi, DDS, MSD

    Moe Razavi, DDS, MSD

    • Title: The Impression Free Orthodontic Office

      Course Description: Going digital can mean different things to different practices. Dr. Razavi will review the choices he faced in the recent design of his new office and how he arrived at the focus to eliminate impressions from his practice. Instead of starting with the technology and applying it to the practice, Dr. Razavi will discuss, with personal examples, the importance of starting with the practice opportunities first in order to apply the right technology

      Learning Objectives:
       

      • Learn key questions to ask when forming a personalized digital workflow
      • Understand the main motivators to transition from impressions to digital scanning.
      • Learn how additional images may be beneficial to your consultation.
      • Review metrics to show how adoption of a digital process has benefitted productivity, accuracy and patient satisfaction.

      Bio: Dr. Moe Razavi received his dental training at Case Western Reserve University and was awarded his DDS in 2002 and his orthodontic certificate and MSD in 2005. Upon completion of his orthodontic training, he was invited to join the department as an assistant clinical professor, where he founded and directed the Skeletal Anchorage Clinic, and integrated various TAD systems into the training program. He is also a clinical instructor in the Department of Orthodontics at University of Alberta. Dr. Razavi has served as a member of the craniofacial team at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and as the orthodontist for the Cleveland Browns and the Ottawa Senators. Dr. Razavi is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontists, a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists in Canada, and an ad hoc reviewer for various orthodontic journal publications.


webLoaded = "false"
  • Adam Schulhof, DMD

    Adam Schulhof, DMD

    • Title: Changing Lives through Clinical Innovation

      Course Description: Orthodontics is a mixture of art, science, and passion. The art of crafting a beautiful smile. The science of moving teeth into proper alignment with innovative orthodontic solutions and, the passion to connect, relate, and impact your patient’s lives. Through these case presentations you will learn how art, science and passion can transform not only your patient’s smiles and lives.

      Learning Objectives:
       

      • Identify innovation solutions to orthodontic treatment objectives
      • Examine patient history
      • Discuss treatment outcome, personal, and clinical transformation

      Title: Taking Back Control: The Choice is Yours

      Course Description: The state of the orthodontic market is being disrupted and patients expect more esthetic options and have increased demands for comfort and speed as well. Some of this is due to direct to consumer marketing, and advancements in technology allowing more options to deliver tooth movement. Learn how Dr. Schulhof has successfully deployed a clinical perspective of choice based care that offers aligner therapy, labial and lingual appliances, sometimes within the same case, all to meet today’s patients’ desires while still meeting a specialist’s high level of clinical accuracy and results.

      Learning Objectives:
       

      • Understand how to balance patient demands with treatment objectives for an optimal result.
      • Learn how to present and provide treatment options that meet the patient’s demands.
      • Analyze case examples that demonstrate esthetic choice based care options including labial, lingual, clear aligner, and combination therapy modalities.

      Bio: Dr. Adam Schulhof is a board-certified orthodontic specialist who runs a state-of-the-art private practice, The Schulhof Center, with locations in New Jersey and New York. At The Schulhof Center, treatment options consist of customized esthetic treatment using aligners, lingual or ceramic labial systems to express a custom result for each patient. Dr. Schulhof graduated with high honors from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and received his orthodontic specialty training from Columbia University. His early interest in lingual orthodontics and esthetic treatment has led him to become a leading educator of the 3M™ Incognito™ Appliance System in the US and globally. Dr. Schulhof has presented numerous lectures on lingual orthodontics, esthetic treatment, practice management and marketing worldwide. He enjoys consulting and being active in research and development to improve and evolve custom orthodontics.


webLoaded = "false"
  • Donna Stenberg, DDS, MS

    Donna Stenberg, DDS, MS

    • Title: Set up for Success: Guidelines for predictable clear aligner treatment

      Course Description: Doctors are always researching ways to maximize efficiencies in clinical practice and effective patient care. This includes clear aligner treatment. This presentation will highlight actions that will make a difference in receiving a set up that you can accept in less time. Team members will learn where and when to alleviate the demands of aligner management from the doctor.

      Learning Objectives:
       

      • Identify key strategies to apply when creating a digital case set up
      • Discover short cuts and time saving options for clear aligner set up
      • Implement a practical set up review process
      • Understanding when your Team can elevate clear aligner treatment efficiency

      Bio: Dr. Donna Stenberg graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry with a DDS and a master’s degree and certificate in Orthodontics. In 2002 she became a board certification in the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Stenberg has over 30 years of private practice ownership in the orthodontic specialty and has a passion for teaching. She currently serves as a Visiting Faculty member for Spear Education, where interdisciplinary treatment is her focus. In her spare time, she enjoys cycling, kayaking, and travelling.


webLoaded = "false"
  • Tammy Torbert, MBA

    Tammy Torbert, MBA

    • Title: In Style Communication: Leveraging Communication Styles for Better Teamwork and Workplace Harmony

      Course Description: Understanding your own communication style contributes to effective teamwork. High performing teams go one step further; team members also know their teammates’ communication styles and use this knowledge to leverage style strengths and overlook style differences. We all have potential to improve interactions with co-workers with different types, and even use this knowledge to connect with and relate more easily with patients. During this interactive workshop you will:

      Learning Objectives:
       

      • Learn the four personal communication styles and the preferences and strengths of each style.
      • Identify your personal communication style and learn your style strengths, and potential excesses.
      • Learn to recognize preferences of all four communication styles and how to adjust your communication to meet these preferences
      • Learn quick tips for enhancing interactions with patients and parents based on their style preferences.

      Bio: Tammy Torbert is a Global Marketing Manager in 3M Oral Care, with responsibility for the Orthodontics portfolio and the Clarity™ Brand. Her career at 3M spans more than 20 years, which includes various marketing roles, customer service, and corporate training. As a trainer, she was responsible for designing and delivering “soft skill” courses incorporating accelerated learning principles. She is certified in the Drexler-Sibbett Team Performance Model.


webLoaded = "false"
  • Mark Cotton, MBA

    Mark Cotton, MBA

    • Title: Creating adult esthetic smiles post orthodontic treatment

      Course Description: Black triangles can be a common issue following adult orthodontic treatment. It’s estimated that as many as 30% of adults have some type of black triangle. During this program we will focus on introducing you to the Bioclear method for restorative dentistry. We will discuss and show how to complete an adult esthetic smile post orthodontic treatment using the Black Triangle Matrix System from Bioclear. We will also review how this minimally invasive, repeatable technique is something dentists can integrate into their practice. Finally, we’ll discuss how dentists and orthodontists can partner together to provide a comprehensive and integrated treatment plan for their adult orthodontic patients.

      Learning Objectives:
       

      • Learn about the Bioclear Method and the Black Triangle Matrix System from Bioclear and how it’s different from traditional composite bonding in technique and results.
      • Learn how this technique for closing black triangles is predictable, noninvasive and incorporates additive dentistry.
      • Learn how and why dentists and orthodontists should be partnering together to provide a comprehensive and integrated treatment plan for their adult orthodontic patients.

      Bio: Mark Cotton is the Global Category Manager for Composites and Curing Lights for 3M Oral Care. Mark has worked for 3M for over 17 years and has been part of the 3M Oral Care business for the past 10 years. Over the past 3 years Mark has launched many new products within the composite and curing light portfolios at 3M and has helped to develop and implement the global partnerships agreements between 3M, BlueLight Analytics and Bioclear. Mark has a BA in Management Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas. Mark lives in Stillwater, Minnesota with his wife and two kids.


webLoaded = "false"
  • Nick Salome DDS

    Nick Salome, DDS

    • Title: Hidden Treatment, Clear Motivation: The psychology of esthetic orthodontic treatment.

      Course Description: “Behavioral Economics” is a branch of psychology that studies how people make predictably irrational decisions. It is not just that we seem to get decisions wrong, but that we always error the same way. Dr. Salome will show how findings from decision making studies apply to orthodontic patients, especially to those pursuing highly esthetic orthodontic treatment. Understanding these concepts will shed light on why these patients can seem to the orthodontic practice to just be “crazy”. Indeed they are just being “irrational”, or in other words they are just being “human”. If we can better understand their irrationality; it will lead to better case conversion, better treatment planning, better (and easier) clinical outcomes.

      Learning Objectives:
       

      • Understand the psychology of patients seeking esthetic orthodontic treatment.
      • Learn how we can use our understanding to gain better case acceptance with patients considering orthodontic aligners.
      • Learn how to avoid common pitfalls that hurt our case acceptance and treatment success with esthetically minded patients.

      Bio: Dr. Nick Salome is a Board Certified orthodontist who brings a unique perspective to dental education. With over 15 years of experience in private practice and teaching at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, he is comfortable with the analysis of the latest dental research as well as recognizing its real-world clinical application. He has lectured worldwide on many orthodontic topics but focuses on esthetic options for orthodontic treatment. Drawing from a wide background, he combines philosophy, psychology, and dentistry to elucidate the importance of orthodontic treatment in general and how we can make it better for our patients.


webLoaded = "false"
  • Ryan Moynihan

    Ryan Moynihan, MBA

    • Title: Mastering the Patient Journey: Mapping Success and Profitability Using Business Intelligence and Data Visualization

      Course Description: In today’s changing oral health market, practice owner’s must take on the CEO role to drive operations, efficiencies, profitability and strategy. The words “patient” and “consumer” have become nearly synonymous which underscores the need to think like business leaders. To thrive, data analysis, business intelligence and insights are requirements for successful decision making. While “big data” has been around for some time, the problem that we continue to face, is what to do with it all.

      Learning Objectives:
       

      • Examine how to simplify your complex data inside and outside your practice to maximize profitability and become a master of the patient journey.
      • Learn about locating your ideal patient demographic and how to maximize marketing and generate interest.
      • Understand critical operational metrics that impact your bottom line as well as how to set goals and build plans for sustainability and future growth.

      Bio: Ryan Moynihan has a financial/analytical background beginning his career at Intel and Ernst & Young. He earned his MBA from Georgetown and has spent the past 12 years of his career in the Dental/Orthodontic industry with 3M and Ormco. Most recently he was VP of Global Marketing (2 years) and VP of NA Sales (2 1/2 years) for Ormco. He joined Gaidge in August 2017 as CEO.


webLoaded = "false"

Guest Speakers

  • Christine Brondyke

    Christine Brondyke

    • Title: The Importance of Thriving in a Corporate Culture

      Course Description: Studies have shown that employee turnover and negative patient reviews can be burdensome, expensive, and stressful. Through this course, Christine will discuss how implementing the pillars of a thriving corporate culture and effective communication can create a work environment where both patients and employees leave feeling appreciated and heard through quality service.

      Learning Objectives:
       

      • Discuss how to identify and enact your corporate values.
      • Explore the importance of corporate culture in creating a thriving work environment.
      • Learn actionable takeaways to create a corporate culture where both patients and employees can thrive

      Title: Eliminating Drama and Conflict in the Workplace.

      Course Description: In every environment there is a villain, a victim and a hero. Through this course, Christine will discuss these roles and the drama triangle- a tool for understanding behaviors that create conflict in the work place. Through anecdotal stories she will teach you how to shift workplace drama to create a thriving and successful workplace environment.

      Learning Objectives:
       

      • Learn to recognize the 3 different behaviors that create conflict.
      • Identify how gossip, competition, and defensiveness create conflict in the workplace.
      • Explore skills to create a thriving workplace environment.

      Bio: Christine Brondyke is a Certified Life and Relationship Coach who specializes in creating optimum work-life experiences. She teaches specific skills designed to eliminate drama and conflict in the workplace, while using humor and fun along the way. Christine has trained with some of the best minds in the art and science of relationships, personal dynamics, communication, and corporate culture. She travels all over the country working with groups who want to elevate their work experience to cultivate collaboration, creativity and growth.


webLoaded = "false"
  • Meridith Elliot Powell

    Meridith Elliott Powell

    Excellere Lecture: Doctor Track

    Bio: Meridith Elliott Powell - Voted one of the Top 15 Business Growth Experts to watch by Currency Fair, and one of the Top Sales Experts To Follow by Linked In. Meridith Elliott Powell is an award-winning author, keynote speaker and business strategist. Her career expands over several industries including banking, healthcare and finance. She is a Master Certified Strategist, Executive Coach and Certified Speaking Professional, a designation held by less than twelve percent of professional speakers. In addition, Meridith is an invitation-only author for LinkedIn on their prestigious education networks. She has a cutting-edge message, rooted in real-life examples and real-world knowledge. She is the author of five books, including The Trust & Value Economy (finalist in the USA Best Book Awards) and her latest “Own It” (Top 50 Sales Book for 2018) about how to build cultures the inspire ownership at every level to drive profits at every turn.

Follow Us
Change Location
United States - English