Dental Implant CE at Sea

The Continuing Education Cruise For Implant Dentistry

If you’re a dentist interested in leveling up your implant practice, we’ve got a dedicated course track just for you on the October 2019 CE cruise. We’ve got some of the biggest names in the biz cruising with us to share their best practices with you.

Why Devote a Course Track to Dental Implants?

Dentists are in the business of changing and improving lives by way of enhancing and restoring smiles. One of the most dramatic procedures that can achieve this in general practice is the placement and restoration of dental implants. 

According to the ADA, more than 5 million implants are placed annually by dentists in the US — that’s a lot of lives being changed for the better! To add icing on the cake, implant dentistry is also a very high-value procedure, lifting the bottom line of your practice as much as the spirits of your patients. At around $5K per implant, with 5 million in the country, there’s a lot of incentive to continuously hone your skills.

Why is it Better to Learn About Implant Dentistry on a Cruise?

In general, live continuing education courses provide a superior environment for learning. 

  • You’re more engaged when you’re in-person because you have the ability to ask questions, share opinions, and get personalized advice (plus there’s less distraction than if you were trying to consume the information from a webinar at home)
  • It’s great for team-building to share the experience and absorb and process what you’re learning together — especially since there’s so much more to experience together on a cruise than any other live CE — the whole team will feel renewed and the positivity will follow you back to the office
  • The networking on a dental cruise is like nothing else, not  only are you surrounded by like-minded peers but you’re all literally in the same boat together so you interact and feed off of each other even more

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What Dental Implant Experts Have You Lined Up & What Will I Learn?

The Dental Implant CE Track for the October 2019 cruise offers a total of 12CEs. This includes a few awesome courses that aren’t just about implants. For the purposes of this post we’ll limit the discussion to the implant-specific courses, but you can find information for all of the courses (and the other course tracks) here

Making It Easy for Patients to Accept Implant Dentistry – Presented by Dr. Paul Homoly

This workshop is perfectly suited for dentists as well as team members and teaches the skills to make case acceptance from single tooth to complex care dentistry predictably successful. 

It’s specifically designed for you if you have a broad base general “bread and butter” practice and are also growing the complex care aspect of your practice – cosmetic, implant, CAD CAM, 3D imaging/airway, and rehabilitative dentistry. 

The session includes case study simulations that make your lessons immediately relevant to your everyday practice. 

About Your Implant Case Acceptance Expert:

Dr. Paul Homoly practiced implant and restorative dentistry for twenty years and has been active in dental continuing education for 23 years. 

He developed a regional practice of implant and restorative dentistry, treating over 4500 partially and totally edentulous patients. 

He’s authored 5 books: 

  • Dentists: An Endangered Species
  • Isn’t it Wonderful When Patients Say “Yes!”
  • Making it Easy for Patients to Say “Yes!” 
  • Just Because You’re Leading… Doesn’t Mean They’ll Follow 
  • Just Because You’re An Expert… Doesn’t Make You Interesting

Paul has also authored the online in-office training program Making It Easy for Patients to Say “YES” – case acceptance for complete dentistry.

Drive Your Practice With High Value Dental Implant Cases – Presented by Charles Biami

One of the fastest ways to grow dental practice revenues and make a bigger impact on patient lives is to focus on delivering high value dental implant treatment. To do this successfully, a different set of systems and processes is required. 

Discover how to get your whole team on board and develop a patient experience designed specifically to address the needs of those seeking teeth replacement treatment.

About Your Implant Marketing Expert:

Charles Biami knows from experience how to dial in any dental implant marketing campaign. He’s the Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Driven Dental Implant Marketing – a national dental marketing agency with a specific focus on attracting and converting implant patients. 

The agency has more than 50 active campaigns all over the United States, in every type of market. 

It’s driven THOUSANDS of prospective implant patients into client dental practices and coached them to closing MILLIONS of dollars in treatment.

Shhhhh…The Secrets of Medical Billing for Implant Dentistry – Presented by DeVon Banks

Billers are treasure hunters! We spend our careers chasing money – from insurance companies and patients. It can be a tough job, but there are proven methods and best practices which make the processes easier than they appear. 

Join us for an overview of the revenue cycle from procedure to profit and find out the answers to these burning questions:

  • How do those other dentists make their millions? 
  • Which insurance plans pay for implants? 
  • Why is the administrative team always on the phone with the insurance companies? 
  • When are implants covered by medical plans?

About Your Implant Medical Billing Expert:

DeVon Banks is CEO of D-TECH Billing and Claims, a successful billing and claims company based in Maryland that has worked with hundreds of dental offices across the country since 1998. 

DeVon is an industry expert in insurance and revenue cycle management, and Dentrix. 

She leads a robust team of billing professionals and is a board member of the non profit Special Care Special Needs. 

Her passions include making dental offices successful, dancing, kickball and travel.

The Science of Closing More Implant Cases – Presented by Dr. Christopher Phelps

Ever wonder what people really use to make their decisions? Why they say Yes vs. why they say No to us? In the interactive talk, we’ll be discussing the science of behavior and why people do what they do, why they make the decisions they make and how this applies in the dental world to getting a Yes for more implant treatments in your office.

About Your Implant Case Acceptance Expert:

Dr. Christopher Phelps is a general dentist, amazon best selling author and entrepreneur with an active private practice in Charlotte NC. In his first 7 years of practice he grew the revenue of his practices by a factor of 10X going from 1 practice location to 4 locations. After selling two of those offices for profit, Dr. Phelps focused on maximizing the capacity of his remaining 2 practices and had 2 consecutive years of $1,000,000 revenue growth at each of the two practices, effectively collecting with 2 offices what he had collected when he owned 4 offices. 

A major part of this success was the Call Tracker ROI and Golden Goose Scheduling programs he developed out of his own marketing needs and issues. With it, he was able to increase his new patient numbers from 60/month to averaging over 300/month; all the while decreasing his marketing expenses by 74%. 

In addition, Dr. Phelps is a Cialdini Method Certified Trainer (CMCT) and an expert in how to use the science of influence and persuasion to solve the problems in the dental practice.

Million Dollar Implant – Presented by Gary Kadi

You’ve invested time, energy, money, and resources in learning implant placement but what they didn’t tell you was how to implement. You can clinically place implants, but you can’t place implants without your team on board, a proven business model, and patient education.

About Your Implant Practice Growth Expert:

Recognizing the untapped potential for better-managed dental practices, Gary Kadi, founded NextLevel Practice and developed the Complete Health Business Model

NextLevel Practice has guided more than 5,000 dental practices through their step-by-step implementation of this model, resulting in over 6 million healthier patients, over $1 billion in increased collections, and thousands of extra, true vacation weeks. Instead of being focused on the patient’s chief complaint, NextLevel’s clients and their teams are focused on their patient’s whole-body health.

Dental Implant Mastermind Panel Discussion – With Dr. Christopher Phelps & Dr. Andrew Gambrell

In this panel discussion we’ll discuss the challenges, pearls, successes and failures we all come up against in implant dentistry. Why do some dentists succeed and others struggle? 

Multiple questions will be presented to the panel and discussed, including:

  • Team challenges
  • Financial struggles
  • What type of technology is needed
  • How to implement change
  • Q&A session

What are you waiting for? Get on board to grow your implant practice!

Find all the details for your implant CE cruise here!

Dana Myers is a dental hygienist who serves on the Smiles At Sea crew as Exhibitor Concierge, Ship’s Log contributor, and purple-haired fun-enhancer. Don’t miss our upcoming events!  Check out our Cruise Specials!

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Ahoy all Smiles at Sea travelers!

Please read the following update pertaining to the October 2019 Smiles at Sea event.

As you probably have already heard, due to changes in US policy regarding travel to Cuba, all cruises to Cuba have been cancelled effective June 5th 2019. Fortunately, Royal Caribbean has already rerouted the itinerary to include Nassau, Bahamas instead of Havana, Cuba. In addition, the cruise line has decided to discount the cruise fare by 50%!! (excluding government taxes).

This is great news since the Smiles at Sea event will remain unchanged and all CE classes and activities will be held as scheduled!

If you have paid for your cruise in full, you will receive a refund to your original form of payment of the discounted amount.

If you have not yet paid for your cruise in full, your monthly payment schedule with Smiles at Sea will be adjusted accordingly to reflect the discounted amount.

You will soon receive a communication from Royal Caribbean outlining the itinerary change and the discount described above. You may also cancel your reservation for a full refund.

All cancellation requests must be received by Smiles at Sea no later than June 15, 2019.

For questions or cancellation requests please call Jason Hantman or Edward Suarez at 954-420-9133

We are looking forward to seeing everyone in October.

Bon Voyage,

The Smiles at Sea Team

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