Speaker Abstract April 2020 Dental CE Cruise

Course Schedule & Speaker Abstract
April 2020

Course Schedule

Pre Events on Land

April 22, 2020 | Wednesday | Miami Airport Marriott

Class / EventTimeLocationCE
Dental Mission - More information coming soon!7:00AM – 4:00PMMiami Airport Marriott
Simply the Best - Elijah Desmond, RDH, BH6:00PM - 9:00PMHotel Conference Room TBA
Registration/ Exhibit Hall6:00PM - 9:00PMHotel Conference Room TBA

*Note: there will be NO registration aboard the ship. You MUST register at the hotel.

April 23, 2020 | Thursday | Miami Airport Marriott

Class / EventTimeLocationCE
Event Registration7:00AM - 9:00AMHotel Conference Room TBA

*Note: there will be NO registration aboard the ship. You MUST register at the hotel.

Day 1- Thursday, April 23, 2020

Class / EventTimeLocationCE
Gary Kadi: Rock the Boat: how to be happier, healthier and more profitable1:00PM - 2:00PMStudio B1 CE
Dr. Arun Garg: Implant Placement from A to Z2:00PM - 3:00PMStudio B1 CE
KICK OFF!! | Elijah Desmond, RDH, BS: Emotional Intelligence 5:30PM - 6:30PM:Aqua Theater1 CE
Exhibit Hall6:30PM - 8:00PMConference Rooms
Doctor VIP Event9:30PM - 11:30PMDazzles Lounge

Day 2 - April 24 Friday | Nassau, Bahamas 7:00AM - 5:00PM

For each time slot you will choose ONE speaker!

Class / EventTimeLocationCE
Wendy Briggs, RDH: 5 Gears of Practice Acceleration: A Treatment Planning workshop7:30AM - 9:30AMStudio B2 CE
Dr. David Hornbrook: Optimizing Implant Aesthetics7:30AM - 9:30AMConference Rooms2 CE
Whitening Ball 5:30PM - 7:30PMStudio B
VIP After Party *If you don’t have your VIP ticket, purchase one today!9:30PM - 11:30PMDazzles Lounge

Day 3- April 25, 2020 Saturday | Sea Day

For each time slot you will choose ONE speaker!

Class / EventTimeLocationCE
Fashion Show | EXHIBIT HALL | Prize Giveaway! 8:00AM-10:00AMStudio B
Gary Kadi: Million Dollar Hygiene10:30AM - 11:30AMStudio B1 CE
Dr. Arun Garg: Unlocking the Power of PRP! 1:00PM - 3:00PMTBD2 CE
Sleep Apnea: Identifying patients who need your help1:00PM - 3:00PMConference Rooms2 CE
Dr. Chris Kammer : The Million Dollar "No Drill" Dental Practice3:15PM - 4:15PMConference Rooms1 CE
Kathryn Gilliam, BA, RDH, FAAOSH: Hot Stuff: The Fire Within3:15PM - 4:15PMConference Rooms1 CE
Rebecca Layhe: Implementing Dental Sleep Medicine4:30PM-6:30PM Conference Rooms2 CE
OSHA Speaker- TBA!4:30PM-6:30PM Conference Rooms2 CE
Charles Biami: Drive Your Practice With High Value Dental Implant Cases6:45PM - 7:45PMConference Rooms1 CE
Dr. Chris Salierno: Taking Charge of Implant Hygiene6:45PM - 7:45PMConference Rooms1 CE
Themed Pool Party9:30PM - 11:30PMSolarium

Speakers & Course Descriptions

Gary Kadi

Rock the Boat: how to be happier, healthier and more profitable

Course Summary:

Do you feel like you’re forcing your team to walk the plank?
Be the captain of your own ship- navigate your future through choppy waters, go full steam ahead on patient education, and eliminate the anchor of practice management.

Objectives:

  • Recognize real time analytics
  • Review annual marketing system
  • Determine team training system

Speaker Bio:

Advocate, Author, and Documentarian, Gary Kadi is the CEO of NextLevel Practice.
NextLevel Practice is the leader in dental practice management. In fact, they’re the best in the world at creating happy dental teams that implement sustainable results.
More than 6,000 dental practices implementing this model have achieved over 7.5 million healthier patients, over $1 billion in increased collections and thousands of extra true vacation weeks. 

David S. Hornbrook, DDS, FAACD, FASDA, FACE

Optimizing Implant Aesthetics

Course Summary:

Achieving ideal aesthetics, especially with anterior implants, is one of the most difficult restorative challenges we face as clinicians. Success will only be achieved if all variables are addressed that can lead to compromised aesthetics and the clinician takes control of these variables. These include ideal implant placement, maintaining and nurturing soft tissue contours, provisionalization, and choice of materials for the abutment and overlying crown. Join Dr. Hornbrook as he discusses ways to overcome the most common compromises as he discusses the “Crown Down” philosophy when placing implants, fabricating custom transfer posts, aesthetic abutments focusing on the “H” abutment, cementable verses screw-retained crowns, and provisionalization. This is a very practical course designed for clinicians to take the knowledge presented and immediately apply it to their restorative practices.

Objectives:

1) Understand the importance of using a “fixed” provisional to maintain soft tissue contours
2) Learn how CAD:CAM and new materials have changed the way implants are restored
3) Understand the advantages and disadvantages of screw-retained and cemented implant crowns
4) How to optimize aesthetics with screw-retained crowns
5) Discussion of aesthetic abutments that provide predictable aesthetics

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Hornbrook maintains a private practice is San Diego, California. He has been a pioneer in live-patient aesthetic education and is the past founder and director of LVI, PAC~Live, the HornbrookGroup, and Clinical Mastery. He has been a guest faculty member of the aesthetic programs at SUNY Buffalo, AT Still, UOP, Case Western, Baylor, UT Houston, Roseman, and UCLA. He is an accredited member and Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, as well as being one of 25 clinicians in the world to achieve Diplomat Status in the American Society of Dental Aesthetics. He is the Clinical Director of Education at Utah Valley Dental Lab, and currently teaches live-patient courses in both Aesthetics and Occlusion.

Gary Kadi

Million Dollar Hygiene

Course Summary:

The Million Dollar Hygiene Department Course is a one-of-a-kind event led by Gary Kadi, featuring Tanya Dunlap with Perio Protect, that features invaluable coaching, consulting and training. You’ll learn how to increase hygiene production while improving patients’ health. Designed for Doctors and Hygiene Teams. All team members are invited.

Objectives:

– Identify 5 simple steps to get patients to willingly take your treatment without a hard sell
– Determine how to increase your 5-star Google reviews
– Review case studies of patients whose lives were greatly improved by their dental team
– Understand the causal link between oral and overall health
– Formulate Hygiene Heaven: Unburden your hygienist from adding things to their one hour protocol

Speaker Bio:

Advocate, Author, and Documentarian, Gary Kadi is the CEO of NextLevel Practice.
NextLevel Practice is the leader in dental practice management. In fact, they’re the best in the world at creating happy dental teams that implement sustainable results.
More than 6,000 dental practices implementing this model have achieved over 7.5 million healthier patients, over $1 billion in increased collections and thousands of extra true vacation weeks.

Trisha O'Hehir, MS, RDH

Sleep Apnea: Identifying patients who need your help

Course Summary:

Most sleep apnea goes undiagnosed. Shallow breathing, pauses in breathing or blockage of the airway are all part of sleep apnea, leading to disrupted sleep, reduced regenerative sleep and daytime sleepiness. Your patients need your help. Learn to recognize early signs of sleep apnea in patients of any age. A simple five-step screening process identifies early signs of sleep apnea that can be addressed by your dental team. Three essential actions taken by dental professionals will help your patients

Objectives:

1. Understand the basic physiology of breathing
2. Describe habits that can lead to sleep apnea
3. Recognize the impact of ankyloglossia on sleep apnea

Speaker Bio:

Trisha attended the University of Minnesota, receiving degrees in Dental Hygiene and Higher Education. Five decades as a dental
hygienist have included private practice in the United States and Zurich,
Switzerland and faculty positions at the Universities of Minnesota, Washington, Arizona and Louisville. She also completed training in Myofunctional Therapy and Buteyko Breathing, expanding the range of preventive services provided by dental hygienists.

Rebecca Layhe

Implementing Dental Sleep Medicine

Course Summary:

Offering the most comprehensive selection of dental sleep medicine seminars in the industry. Treatment of sleep disorders is one of the fastest growing fields of medicine and recent developments have put dentists on the front line. With Obstructive Sleep Apnea reaching epidemic levels in our society, you have a unique opportunity to save the lives of those suffering while adding a valuable service in your practice.

Objectives:

To provide the attendees with the knowledge of patient screening, diagnosis
and treatment modalities for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
To encourage and enable the continuation of education in sleep dysfunction
in order to provide service to the millions of sleep apnea sufferers.

Speaker Bio:

Rebecca Layhe has worked in the medical field for over 20 years. She has experience in dental and medical practice management, as well as in medical billing, coding, transcription, and is a medical language specialist. She has extensive marketing experience and has worked recently developing the leading dental sleep medicine practice in Arkansas. She has a passion for education and marketing, lecturing regularly on the role of Dental Sleep Medicine in the treatment of sleep apnea.
Rebecca’s experience in the medical and dental fields allows her to understand the intricacies of integrating medical therapies and billing into the dental practice. As the leading dental sleep medicine consultant in Arkansas, she has a balanced understanding of business management, team building, and sleep medicine practice development.

Charles Biami

Drive Your Practice With High Value Dental Implant Cases

Course Summary:

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.

Objectives:

1.Understand which marketing channels are the best to drive more implant cases to your dental practice.
2.Position your practice as a trusted provider of dental implant treatment and stand out in your marketplace to consistently attract patients actively looking for teeth replacement.
3. Identify key barriers to implant case acceptance and how to overcome them. Learn patient communication strategies that motivate action and fill your chairs with patients who are ready to start treatment.

Speaker Bio:

Charles Biami is the Founder and Chief Marketing Manager of Driven Dental Implant Marketing. He has helped dental practices from all over the United States, Australia and Canada, in every type of market, attract and convert dental implant patients. The agency manages more than $100,000 in marketing dollars every month, targeting only patients seeking teeth replacement treatment. It also coaches and supports dental practices to help them convert those 20 – 50 new patient leads delivered each month into patients who say YES! to high value treatment.

Kathryn Gilliam, BA, RDH, FAAOSH

Hot Stuff: The Fire Within

Course Summary:

Extensive research has confirmed the devastating effects of periodontal pathogens on systemic health including a growing list of catastrophic systemic illnesses, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dental professionals can impact patient wellness by utilizing a medical model of care in the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease.
In this comprehensive, fast-paced course, explore the science behind the oral systemic connection and survey systemic diseases associated with periodontal
disease. Identify how to integrate diagnostic testing into the practice, implement
adjunctive therapies, and compare home hygiene options. Elevate the professional identity of your practice while increasing personal and professional satisfaction in your team. Create a wellness-centered practice with an informed team that inspires confidence in patients, improving both the overall quality of patient care and practice financial health.

Objectives:

• Comprehend the role of keystone bacteria and
inflammation in periodontal disease and its effect
on systemic health
• Illuminate the significance and challenges of oral
biofilm
• Discover how medical wound care protocols can
be utilized in the treatment of periodontal disease
• Recognize systemic health problems within the
dental maintenance appointment
• Explore leading-edge techniques and technologies
to enhance periodontal treatment

Speaker Bio:

Kathryn Gilliam, BA, RDH, FAAOSH, incorporates the latest scientific research into clinical protocols. Kathryn’s interest in the medical side of dentistry led her to years of advanced study into the oral-systemic links, including twice graduating from the prestigious Bale Doneen Preceptorship for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention. In 2018, she earned her fellowship of the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health. She has published multiple continuing education courses featured in leading industry journals. Kathryn coaches dental teams to elevate their standard of care and caring. After thirty years in practice, Kathryn is still passionate about loving her patients back to health.

Chris Salierno, DDS

Taking Charge of Implant Hygiene

Course Summary:

It’s time for dentists to realize that hygienists are critical members of the implant team. This course is designed to inspire hygienists and dentists to take a more active role in the prevention, recognition, and treatment of peri-implantitis and peri-implant mucositis. Current in-office and at-home therapies will be reviewed to build an arsenal for the hygienist.

Objectives:

Recognizing peri-implant disease
Hygienic complications
Developing an implant hygiene protocol
Home care solutions

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Chris Salierno is a general dentist from Long Island, New York. He graduated from Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine in 2005. Dr. Salierno has served as the National President of the American Student Dental Association, Chair of the ADA New Dentist Committee, and as President of his local dental society. He lectures internationally on clinical dentistry, practice management, and leadership development. His material can be viewed on his blog, The Curious Dentist. In 2017 he became a Chief Development Officer with the Cellerant Consulting Group. He has been the Chief Editor of Dental Economics since 2014.

Dr. Chris Kammer FAAOSH

The Million Dollar “No Drill” Dental Practice

Course Summary:

It’s being called “the ultimate disruptor” of the dental profession! This new practice model focuses on preventing tooth decay and healing carious lesions when present. Your best chance of NEVER needing a drill put to your teeth is here because there are NO DRILLS! Healthy teeth are guaranteed for a lifetime here. We all know it’s possible, and now patients have their best chance of making it probable.This practice’s highest level of prevention doesn’t stop with teeth. Periodontal disease, at any level, is not tolerated. In fact it is diagnosed using ten markers that go way beyond traditional clinical signs. Finally, this high level of oral infection and inflammation control doesn’t stop with the gums. Screening early risk for heart attack, stroke, diabetes, dementia, and more is also performed due to the periodontal disease connections. This gives patients their best chance of staying whole body healthy beyond the mouth.

Objectives:

1. Learn the 5 factors that must be present for “state of the art” caries prevention.
2. Learn the 4 key factors that go beyond clinical signs, that are necessary for diagnosing periodontal disease and/or predicting it’s risk.
3. Learn the 8 early risk systemic screening tests that can be performed in the dental office.
4. Learn the 5 key financial windfalls that make a million dollar “No Drill Dental” practice possible.

Speaker Bio:

Dr Chris Kammer is the founding father of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health and he has been an oral systemic consultant for over 200 dental offices. He was ABC World News Tonight’s Person of the Week for founding the national Halloween Candy Buyback and his audition on American Idol was seen by 25 million viewers.

Wendy Briggs, RDH

5 Gears of Practice Acceleration: A Treatment Planning workshop

Course Summary:

Many dentists think the secret to practice growth lies in attracting more New Patients. This course will help you uncover 5 gears that will drive your practice forward by serving the patients already in your practice at a higher level. This lecture is designed for Dentists and their teams to attend together, especially Hygienists. During this program, WendyAwill share simple strategies that will help improve the process of Case Presentation, with a focus on the ‘Provider Partnership’, create urgency for patients, and have a powerful impact on Patient Acceptance.

Objectives:

Participants will learn:

Dentists and their teams will take-away simple systems that will elevate patient care, and productivity the next day in their practice.
Keys to streamline the exam process, and save Doctor time while increasing acceptance
‘Same day’ procedures that create raving fans and increase profitability.
Systems that reduce no-shows, cancellations and open time in the schedule.
Verbal skills for success with these principles and concepts, that will drive the practice forward.

Speaker Bio:

Wendy Briggs is a registered Dental Hygienist with more than 25 years of experience. For more than 19 years Wendy has helped thousands of dentists take control of their practice and uncover millions of dollars of unseen/untapped revenue by serving their patients at a higher level. Production is never the goal, it’s the result of taking great care of our patients.

She has consulted with more than 3,718 dental practices in 12 countries. She is a published author who has been featured in virtually every dental publication and has lectured for and consulted with many of the top leaders is the industry.

In addition to her managerial expertise, Wendy has one of the most highly regarded hygiene and Periodontal programs in the industry. Dental Service Organizations and privately owned practices soar when they adopt her protocol.

Dr. Arun K. Garg, DMD

Unlocking the Power of PRP!

Course Summary:

In the last decade platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, has gained significant prominence across a host of medical disciplines. As an all-natural biologic isolate, repeated peer reviewed studies have confirmed PRP’s unprecedented healing potential, as well as its cosmetic benefits. This course is designed for doctors and staff and will instruct attendees on how to implement PRP in the dental office and also how to extract the substance from a patient’s own blood, including centrifuge and phlebotomy. Today PRP procedures have grown to multi-billion dollar value. That means capitalizing on this exciting trend is a must in the ongoing effort to attract, retain and engage dental patients. Taught by PRP’s co-discoverer, Unlocking the Power of PRP! will provide attendees with the confidence and the knowhow to identify ideal patients, to review contraindications, and how best to take your PRP skills to next-level success.

Objectives:

Overview and history of PRP; surgical and cosmetic solutions
Review of centrifugation, RPMs, and phlebotomy, extracting the patient’s blood and isolating the platelet-rich component
Patient selection and contraindications
How to market PRP in the 21st century dental practice
Addressing and mitigating PRP complications

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Arun K. Garg is a nationally recognized dental educator and surgeon who for over 20 years, served as a full-time Professor of Surgery in the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and as Director of Residency Training at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. Frequently awarded faculty member of the year by his residents, Dr. Garg is considered the world’s preeminent authority on bone biology, bone harvesting and bone grafting for dental dental implant surgery. Dr. Garg earned his engineering and dental degrees from the University of Florida and completed his residency training at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital. He is also the founder of Implant Seminars, a leading dental implant continuing education company.

Dr. Arun K. Garg, DMD

Implant Placement from A to Z

Course Summary:

Since the discovery of osseointegration more than 60 years ago, that titanium fuses to human bone without rejection, prosthetic implants have been a staple of modern dentistry. Today dental implants are a commonplace partial or full-mouth solution, both in terms of aesthetic restorations and masticatory function. Today’s lecture will review step-by-step implant placement empowering attendees with the knowledge they need to begin placing dental implants. Dr. Garg’s one-hour lecture will survey the biology of osseointegration, treatment planning, grafting and membranes, ridge preservation, and the pharmacological agents associated with successful implant placement.

Objectives:

Historical overview
Step-by-step treatment planning
Review of graft materials
Implant selection motors, and guides
Ridge preservation techniques after tooth extraction

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Arun K. Garg is a nationally recognized dental educator and surgeon who for over 20 years, served as a full-time Professor of Surgery in the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and as Director of Residency Training at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. Frequently awarded faculty member of the year by his residents, Dr. Garg is considered the world’s preeminent authority on bone biology, bone harvesting and bone grafting for dental dental implant surgery. Dr. Garg earned his engineering and dental degrees from the University of Florida and completed his residency training at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital. He is also the founder of Implant Seminars, a leading dental implant continuing education company.

Elijah Desmond, RDH
Captain

Simply the Best!

Course Description:

Dentistry is a rapidly evolving field…new procedures coupled with advancing technologies makes it difficult to keep up. Let us help you stay at the forefront of dentistry in 2019! This session will update you on all the latest and most critical changes within the profession from both a patientcare and marketing/business perspective. We’ll help you raise the standard of care for your patients with the latest methods and procedures, backed by the latest research. We’ll also help you keep pace with the latest marketing trends. Let the experts help you grow your business today with this fun-filled, interactive, and exciting session!

Objectives:

Course Objectives:

  • Evaluate new products and techniques
  • Recognize products and technology that will enhance clinical practice
  • Determine ways to make your practice more profitable and enjoyable

Speaker Bio:

Elijah Desmond began his career at age 15 as a motivational speaker to children. He went on to graduate from The Ohio State University as a “Guygienist” and moved to Honolulu, Hawaii where he started his first of eleven dental businesses.

Elijah speaks all over the world in 3-4 cities per month and has lectured over 700 hours since he graduated in 2009. He is known for having fun-filled, engaging lectures and integrating motivational speaking into all of his events.  He provides his audience with tools they can take back to the office and implement right away. He is adamant that a fun atmosphere is essential to learning. His courses focus on two things: FUN and Education!

Elijah Desmond, RDH
Captain

Emotional Intelligence: The 6 emotions that will change your practice.

Course Description:

From the time you open your eyes in the morning until the time you go to bed emotions control your every action. These emotions affect our family, dental team and our patients in different ways. Have you ever thought how a major shift in your emotional mindset can change the way the way you practice daily? This course will dissect your emotions and leave you feeling confident with an actionable plan to take implement in your career the very next day! Let’s get Emotional!

Objectives:

-Learn how to create Empathy with your patients
-Learn how to capture emotional moments in your practice via videography and photography
-Evaluate your documentation process for life changing smile makeover cases
-Identify how you can appreciate each other in the workplace
-Discuss the systems in processes used to increase case acceptance
-Learn whether you should keep work issues at work and home issues at home.

Speaker Bio:

Elijah Desmond began his career at age 15 as a motivational speaker to children. He went on to graduate from The Ohio State University as a “Guygienist” and moved to Honolulu, Hawaii where he started his first of eleven dental businesses.

Elijah speaks all over the world in 3-4 cities per month and has lectured over 700 hours since he graduated in 2009. He is known for having fun-filled, engaging lectures and integrating motivational speaking into all of his events.  He provides his audience with tools they can take back to the office and implement right away. He is adamant that a fun atmosphere is essential to learning. His courses focus on two things: FUN and Education!

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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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